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Job Description



San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 4/7/2023

Position Number: 00120270

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
From San Diego Mesa College President Ashanti Hands:

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 59 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

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. Assignments may include some combination of day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes.

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 literacy.

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:
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 learning 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.
  • 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.

Masters 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 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


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A - Class 6, Step C ($6,301.36 - $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT - COLLEGE Faculty 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 and A2.2 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 with-in 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). 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.

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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 and staff.

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