Library – Adjunct Instruction/Reference Librarian (Science)

California State University San Marcos's Library seeks an adjunct faculty librarian for the 2012/13 academic school year.  Assignment will be in the Teaching and Learning(T&L) to support Library Instruction in the subject areas of Biological Sciences/ Biotechnology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Mathematics and Applied Physics. Other duties and or subject responsibilities may be assigned. Rank and salary is at the Assistant Librarian level. This position is available for benefits.

The position will provide subject instruction and information literacy instruction in general education classes as well as be scheduled to be on call at the Library’s Research Help Desk (both in-person and virtually), and attend regular Teaching and Learning(T&L) meetings. Some instruction and on-call research hours may be scheduled for evenings or weekends. This position may be assigned other duties as needed.

Minimum qualifications for the position include:  an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent. Recent experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library. Experience in instructionally-related technologies. High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm. Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff.

Preferred Requirements: Preference will be given to individuals with experience teaching and providing reference in the subject areas of Biological Sciences/Biotechnology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Mathematics and Applied Physics.

Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita including three current references and letter of interest to

Timeline:  A review of applications will begin August 10, 2012, however, the position will remain open until filled.

Successful hires must have a degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran's status. 

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.