San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks an innovative and user-oriented information professional for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean and serving as a member of the reference and instruction team, the Health Sciences Librarian is actively involved in outreach and engagement, research services, teaching and learning, and collection development supporting the health sciences at SDSU.
The Health Sciences librarian is a full-time, tenure track position appointed at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (Ranks: Sr. Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian); entry level librarians with a health or life sciences background are encouraged to apply. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community. The salary is commensurate with experience, and provides excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and 24 vacation days per year.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the College of Health and Human Services, including the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Public Health;
Take a leadership role in implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the relevant academic departments;
Initiate and conduct course-related information literacy instruction for the health sciences;
Provide subject specific reference and research support for the health sciences;
Collaborate with colleagues to deliver, assess, and improve library teaching and learning initiatives;
Participate as a research services librarian providing general reference and instruction as needed;
Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.
An ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent foreign degree;
A background in the health or life sciences, or a knowledge of health sciences librarianship;
An understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in the health sciences;
Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
Self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team;
Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community;
A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
Experience teaching evidence based medicine (EBM) process to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines;
Experience with learning management systems, such as Blackboard;
Experience with Endnote or other citation management systems.
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.
This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by December 18, 2017. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/47235. It is anticipated that this position will start during the Spring or Summer semester of 2018.
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.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to t...he state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.