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Available Positions

Faculty Positions

Head of Technical Services

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, proactive, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will be able to provide leadership for technical services and represents the department’s changing needs as we settle into a new consortial and local integrated library management system.  This position will provide timely and strategic management of resource description and metadata activities to support the research, teaching, and learning needs of the university community.  The incumbent will be responsible for the overall management and staff supervision of the division, including acquisitions, cataloging, physical processing, database and electronic resource maintenance, and processing of government publications.  

For a complete position description and to apply


Electronic Resources Librarian

San Diego State University Library seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to help develop the library’s electronic collections and services, while also taking the lead in public outreach and education efforts around electronic resources and services. As a faculty member, the Electronic Resources Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.

For a complete position description and to apply.



Temporary Librarian Pool

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

The SDSU Library and Information Access maintains an open "pool" of applications. This applicant pool is reviewed, on an as-needed basis, for candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needed requirements. Temporary appointments may be either full or part-time.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide multidisciplinary research assistance, both online and in-person at the Research Services Desk
  • Cataloging
  • Collection development
  • Library instruction
  • Subject Liaison
Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree: degree must be awarded at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic Library experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • Reference Experience
  • Familiarity with reference tools in sciences, social sciences, or humanities
  • Ability to apply technology to reference and instructional services
  • Cataloging experience with particular language or subject expertise

Librarians wishing to be included in the "pool" are invited to send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; names, postal and e-mail addresses of three professional references; and a brief statement about your commitment to fostering diversity to:

Patrick McCarthy, Associate Dean
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Applications may be submitted by email. Send to pmccarthy@mail.sdsu.edu.

Applications will be kept active for six months. Candidates who wish to remain in the active temporary pool may submit updated documents at the end of the six-month period.

Rank and Salary: Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Librarian rank; current full-time salary range is $52,716 - $70,872 per year.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Staff Positions

Administrative Office Coordinator (ASC II), Job ID# 6338

The Administrative Office Coordinator manages the Associate Dean’s calendar and ensures that all arrangements are made for meetings, travel, reception, etc.  The incumbent coordinates the associate dean’s regular meetings and facilitates communication between the associate dean and the associate dean’s staff.  In addition, the incumbent manages projects for the associate dean, screens calls, initiates research and evaluates data needed by the associate dean, drafts correspondence from the associate dean, and assists with committee work with professional organizations.

The incumbent provides administrative assistance to the Director of Access Services and Human Resources by facilitating the faculty hiring process and by providing support for administrative office functions.

In addition, the incumbent is the principal receptionist for the library’s administrative office, responsible for the following: ensuring that visitors and phone calls are handled effectively, scheduling library meeting rooms, checking out keys needed by library staff, ordering all supplies for the administrative office, and ensuring that administrative office staff have general clerical support.  The incumbent hires, trains, assigns tasks, leads, and evaluates the student assistants working at the reception desk.  Student assistant budget projections for the library administrative office are projected and allocations monitored by this person.

The incumbent schedules library presentation and instruction rooms in the library for library, university, and outside users—fielding questions about library room reservation policies.  The reservation system has recently been upgraded; the incumbent is the trainer for the new software for library faculty and administrative office staff.  Usage statistics are compiled and presented to library managers, the assessment librarian, and undergraduate success librarian.

In consultation with the Dean, Associate Dean, and library’s Human Resources Director, the incumbent coordinates the faculty reappointment, promotion, and tenure (RTP) process to ensure that timelines and deadlines are met. Additionally, this person facilitates the tenure track hiring process.

The incumbent also serves as the backup for the dean’s assistant, providing support to the dean when her assistant is absent or during peak times of activity. 

Select the following link for a complete position description and information on how to apply:  Administrative Office Coordinator


Evening Circulation/Course Reserves Lead (LSS II), Job ID# 6345

This position leads Circulation/Course Reserves operations on Sundays for an 8-hour shift between noon and 11 pm and Mondays – Thursdays for an 8-hour shift between 2 pm and 11 pm during the academic semester. Hours will change during summer and between academic sessions. The activities that the incumbent leads during these hours include providing public service to library users, leading the work of student assistants, resolving public service and policy issues, searching for items not found by patrons in the collections, retrieving items requested from Compact Shelving, answering informational and basic reference questions, providing backup support to the Course Reserves Coordinator, guiding student assistants at other library public service desks during evening hours due to the absence of other staff, providing break/dinner relief as needed for student assistants at public desks, coordinating night shift and Sunday public security issues, reporting and addressing facility concerns, and assisting patrons in the Research Services area when the Research Services desk closes. Additionally, this person will provide some technical support for library equipment: cameras, laptops, cables and other items as they are added to the collection. 

Select the following link for a complete position description and information on how to apply:  Evening Circulation/Course Reserves Lead 


Select the following link for a complete listing of SDSU Employment Opportunities

Student Positions

Library Student Assistant

The application period has closed.  We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2017 semester on July 1, 2017.