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San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, California
Date Posted 03/21/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Posting Number : AC00856

Closing Date: 04/04/2022
Open Until Filled : No
Classification Title : Librarian
Working Title : Assistant Professor, Instruction Librarian
Location : San Diego Mesa College
Pay Information
Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($6,032.90 – $8,128.98) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure 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 within 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.
Position Equivalent FTE:
Job Duration 11 Months
Position Number: 00120344
FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit AFT/College Faculty
Range (na)
Position Type Academic
Department Learning Resource Center
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, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and 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, classified professionals, and staff. For 58 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor’s Degree, to being a lead California Community College in graduating students with an Advanced Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.
We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Instruction Librarian at San Diego Mesa College, beginning Fall 2022. Assignments may include some combination of day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes. While the current vacancy is at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.
Major Responsibilities
This position reports to the Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Support and is under the general direction of the Library Department Chair. The Instruction librarian will assist in the planning, organization, management, and implementation of various library services and programs as assigned. This is an 11-month position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have primary responsibilities for coordination and development of the Library instruction program as well as advocating and engaging the San Diego Mesa College community in information and other associated digital literacies.
Primary Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: coordinating the library instruction program, creating multi-modal instructional content and research guides, engaging in and delivering professional development in the latest pedagogical and andragogical teaching theories and practices, coordinating the ongoing relationships with faculty by the librarians regarding their library instruction and research needs, educating campus stakeholders on information literacy and library practices, data collection, analysis and reporting on library instruction programs and activities, event participation representing the library with diverse work groups including, faculty, students, staff and administrators, and the ability to communicate, consult, and collaborate with stakeholders across campus and district with self-initiative and creativity.
NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions, unless otherwise specified.
Master’s in library science, library and information science,
the equivalent.
Desired Qualifications
Preference will be given to Team-oriented individuals who demonstrate:
  • Organizational and problem solving skills, and possesses a proven record of success in designing and teaching in an academic library environment
  • The ability to develop, promote and assess library instruction programs
  • Experience developing partnerships across a large institution
  • Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in academic libraries, including creative technologies and digital technologies
  • Experience with and ability to lead and manage projects
  • The ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • The ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with current and emerging educational pedagogy/andragogy and the ability to evaluate and apply knowledge to the design and delivery of instruction
  • A commitment to serving the needs of library users, both on campus and remotely
  • Experience in developing and delivering professional development workshops and materials
  • Experience creating research guides/LibGuides
  • Experience using Learning Management Systems
  • Experience collaborating with student support services, tutoring, writing centers, STEM, and career services, and Instructional Technology Services
  • Knowledge of Library-related systems such as Alma/Primo, EBSCOhost Discovery System, LibGuides, and EZProxy
  • Skills and ability to develop outreach programs and motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, socioeconomic and language backgrounds
  • Skills in promoting and marketing library programs
  • Knowledge of collection development practices and requirements
  • Knowledge of visual communication and/or graphic design skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with IPEDS and ACRL and ALDS reporting requirements
  • Ability to make effective and appropriate decisions in a timely and efficient manner
  • Proven track record of self-motivation and proactive initiative with new programs
  • Flexibility and receptiveness to new ideas, methods, duties and organizational change
If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.
Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, INC.(AICE). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your online application.
Commitment to Diversity:
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, faculty and classified professionals.
Working Conditions
Varies, depending on assignment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.
Complete online application;
Letter of Interest;
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae; AND,
Unofficial Transcripts.
Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.
Please be prepared to present a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Card or negative COVID-19 test (dated within 72 hours of your interview appointment). Masks are required for in-person interviews.
Application materials sent via mail, fax, or email will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via the same email used to submit the application: it is the applicant’s responsibility to frequently check their email for correspondence.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Conditions of Employment:
Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination card or Vaccination Exemption;
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.
Additional Information:
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.
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