Position Rank and Title : Senior Assistant Librarian, Research Services and Social Sciences Librarian (2 vacancies)
School / Department Name : University Library
Compensation : Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the (see Class 2920, Range 3 Librarian - 12 Month Senior Assistant).
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Target Start Date : August 2022 or earlier
Application Deadline : April 17, 2022 (Applications accepted until filled or closed)
The Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Library at San José State University (SJSU) welcomes applicants for two full-time, tenure-track vacancies as Research Services and Social Sciences Librarians.
maintaining subject-specific collections; and offering discipline-centered reference / research services to address curricular, teaching, research, and scholarly needs.
Librarians at SJSU are faculty who are expected to engage in library and university governance and scholarship, which are requirements for tenure and promotion.
The King Library and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.
SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients.
SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution.
The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni.
As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and / or service.
We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at , along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
The is a unique partnership between San José State University (SJSU) and the City of San José, which opened in August 2003.
It is the first library in the United States to integrate the services and collections of a major university and public library system.
Located in downtown San José, the King Library is an impressive 475,000 square feet with nine floors of collections, collaborative work spaces, meeting rooms, exhibit areas, and unique resources dedicated to lifelong learning for all to enjoy - for free.
The building serves as the SJSU library, the main library for San José Public Library system, and as a cornerstone for the entire community.
brings people, ideas, and information together through its spaces, resources, and expertise to facilitate community building, innovation, and knowledge creation.
SJSU King Library is actively engaged in equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts to address systemic racism and equity matters through collaborative conversations, organizational review, and assessment.
The leadership, faculty, staff, and student employees are dedicated to advance progress by enhancing equity practices in recruitment, retention, resources, and services.
SJSU King Library is seeking to increase the diversity of its faculty, and encourages all members of underrepresented groups to apply.
What do we look for in a potential candidate?
We are looking for collaborative, forward-thinking, and adaptable colleagues. We value empathetic and inquisitive individuals who are ready to assist the SJSU King Library in meeting its .
Why would you want to join us, and what can you expect?
Four tenure-track faculty librarians will be hired in 2022 Research Services and Social Sciences Librarians (2 vacancies), Health and Human Services Librarian, and Research Impact Librarian providing a supportive cohort to the candidate.
The expert faculty and staff at the University Library are highly committed to excellence and service. You can expect to join a dedicated team of professionals with many opportunities to grow, develop, and lead innovative and student- / faculty-centered programming and services.
Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following :
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents :
Refer to for more information about the position. Potential candidates are invited to attend one of two informational webinars scheduled for March 17, 9-10 am PST and 11 am-12 pm PST, to learn more about the position, library, and University.
Anonymity will be ensured, as the attendee list will be hidden.
Further inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair : Ann Agee, .
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment.
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and / or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.
Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.
San José State University : Silicon Valley's Public University
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley one of the most innovative regions in the world is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West.
The 2020 #1 Most Transformative University in the nation according to Money Magazine, San José State is an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and California.
SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. This cutting-edge research, combined with its world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.
Equal Employment Statement
San José State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity / expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities.
Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.