Job Details

San Diego Community College District
  • Position Number: 1436903
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Libraries

Assistant Professor, Librarian (Equity and Engagement Librarian)

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 5/9/2019

Position Number: 00120270

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type:

The Position:
From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the Leading College of Equity & Excellence, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and work together to create successful pathways for all of our students.
As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 55 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer in 2016.
We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. Candidates who believe that they can demonstrate a commitment to equity and excellence by creating the conditions that matter for our students to succeed are encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor/Librarian (Equity and Engagement), at San Diego Mesa College, beginning Fall 2019. Mesa College is located in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego and is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. While the current vacancy exists at Mesa College, applicants should understand they are subject to assignment at any district facility at the option of the Chancellor. The assignment may include day, evening and/or Saturday hours. Applications submitted may serve to establish an eligibility pool for identical vacancies which may occur during the academic year.

Major Responsibilities:
The Equity and Engagement Librarian reports to the Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Support. They will assist in the planning, organization, management, and implementation of various library services and programs as assigned. This is a 10-month position at the Assistant Professor level. The Equity and Engagement Librarian performs outreach and maintains ties with programs across campus and other campus student success initiatives, such as Guided Pathways, Promise, First Year Experience, SEA, and others. Responsibilities include engaging underserved students using a variety of approaches that improve first-year student retention and student success. Primary duties include integrating instructional support and co-curricular activities as well as developing and leading the librarys efforts in outreach and marketing of library service. The successful candidate will have responsibility for helping students remain on their paths in a manner that is integrated, intrusive, and just in time by providing equity-minded leadership in the development, assessment and continuous improvement of the librarys reference services, face-to-face and online information literacy instruction program.

NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions, unless otherwise specified. Masters in library science, library and information science, OR the equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate: Knowledge of various face-to-face and online teaching tools and approaches with emphasis on library instruction techniques, principles and trends; Proven track record of self-motivation and proactive initiative with new programs; Ability to design and implement innovative outreach programming to connect underserved and disproportionately impacted populations with Library services; Ability to work with multiple educational initiatives; Success working both independently and within a highly collaborative team environment; Skill in developing and assessing library program learning outcomes; Understanding of the physical and digital presence of libraries and how each impacts the students experience and supports their success; Flexibility and receptiveness to new ideas, methods, duties or organizational changes; Ability to make effective and appropriate decisions in a timely and efficient manner; Experience performing library reference services, including the use of various reference tools; Experience working positively and effectively within a culturally diverse environment; Strong written and oral communication skills.


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A Class 6, Step C ($5,783.69 $7,793.19) per month based on the current AFT COLLEGE Faculty Tenured-Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code 87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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