Assistant Librarian

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library seeks a full-time Library faculty within the Teaching & Learning (TAL) program for the academic year 2017/18. This position will provide information literacy instruction to first year experience and general education courses, provide reference/research help at the Library’s Research Help Desk (both in person and virtually), participate in and attend Library faculty meetings. Some instruction and on-call research help hours will be scheduled for evenings and weekends. Other instructional and/or reference/research help duties and projects may be assigned.


Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited or equivalent before start date.

  • Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.

  • Evidence of competency or experience with instructionally-related technologies.

  • High level of self-motivation, enthusiasm and flexibility.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.


Preferred qualifications for the position include:

  • Experience working with first-year college students.

  • Recent experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.

  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.


Rank and Salary

  • Rank and salary is at the Assistant Librarian level.

  • This position is contingent on funding.


To apply, please submit the following to


A review of applications will begin on August 30, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.






The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.


CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.


California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.


This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the 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. 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 the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.