CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Senior Assistant Librarian
TIMEBASE/POSITION TYPE: Full-time Tenure Track
APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE: August 2022
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) Library invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Senior Assistant Librarian. The successful candidate will have a vision for instruction and library service that is student-centered and evidence-driven. The candidate must be comfortable working in a highly collaborative instruction program. The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of successful pedagogy, as well as imagination and motivation to create innovative information literacy lesson plans while maintaining a commitment to the assessment of student learning. The candidate will demonstrate knowledge and commitment to library services for first-year and underserved students. The library is committed to going beyond goodwill and good intentions in order to improve the experience and academic success of underserved students.
A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications received by the close of business day on May 16, 2022, will receive priority consideration.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY (Cal Maritime): Located on a scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, California (30 miles northeast of San Francisco), California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. Serving a population of approximately 1000 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, we are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast.
Cal Maritime offers seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA), Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation, and Oceanography. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future Merchant Marine, Coast Guard and Naval Reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree. For more information about California State University Maritime Academy, please visit our web page at https://www.csum.edu.
Our programs focus on intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness. Cal Maritime students participate in training cruises aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear or other international educational experiences - gaining a unique perspective on our increasingly global culture and economy. Cal Maritime is committed to being a leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, security, and policy of the transportation industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond. We are equally committed to hiring and retaining diverse and dedicated faculty and staff who lead the way in helping our students expand their knowledge and potential.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a tenure-track position in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. As tenure-track faculty, the candidate must meet the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) requirements for teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus and community. Other major duties and responsibilities include:
- Teach one or more sections of credit-bearing courses offered through the Information Fluency program each semester
- Teach course-integrated research skills and concepts and provide instructional support (e.g., lesson plans, research guides, tutorials, etc.) in the School of Letters & Sciences, including Culture & Communication, Science & Mathematics, and Global Studies departments and the current degree-granting programs of Oceanography and Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
- Collaborate with faculty in the School of Letters & Sciences to integrate information literacy into the curriculum
- Create welcoming library initiatives that address students’ sense of belonging at Cal Maritime, including first-year students, new transfer students, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities. These initiatives should be based on best practices, direct student engagement, and assessment results.
- Serve as the department lead for the library’s first-year programming, such as New Student Orientation and Common Read, and for campus initiatives for first-year students such as First-Year Experience.
- Serve as the department lead to incorporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) best practices and principles into library services, collections, and other initiatives
- Collaborate with existing programs on campus related to student success, such as the Student Success Center, Inclusion Center, Division of Cadet Leadership & Development, and student organizations to improve library services to underserved students.
- Provide multidisciplinary reference service in-person and online
- Share in collection development responsibilities for all Letters & Sciences programs
- Create professional development opportunities for faculty related to research and related technology
- Participate in information literacy assessment at the program and institution level
- Maintain awareness of trends and developments in DEI, higher education, and technology,
- Serve on department and campus-wide academic and administrative teams and committees
- Other duties as assigned
- An MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
- Demonstrated understanding of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards and Framework
- Successful teaching experience
- Successful experience providing public services for underserved communities
- Deep and broad understanding of core concepts related to diversity and inclusion, with an awareness of current DEI issues in the library and information science profession and related fields
- Successful experience collaborating on multi-department, cross-organizational initiatives
- Experience with information resources used in academic libraries
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
- Ability and desire to work both collaboratively and independently
- Evidence of initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness
- Commitment to professional development, especially regarding pedagogy, DEI, and technology
- A sense of humor, fun, and enthusiasm
In addition, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to nurturing diversity and inclusion in their program activities.
- At least three years of experience teaching information literacy at the post-secondary level
- Successful experience collaborating with faculty in other departments on information literacy instruction
- Experience with oceanography and political science information resources used in academic libraries
- Understanding a variety of assessment techniques and trends in library instruction
- Experience collaborating with tutoring, writing, disability services, and other student success centers
- Interest in or knowledge of maritime history, industry, and subjects
SALARY COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with the education, qualifications, and experience of the individual.
BENEFITS: An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available for “qualifying” positions which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement plans, fee waiver, vacation, and sick leave.
- 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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
- Typical classroom and office environment are in a two-story building with elevator access.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK:
- Applicants must provide proof of US citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days from the date of hire.
- A background check investigation (including criminal records check) is required prior to employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who was conditionally offered the position.
- Applicants must submit on-hire official documentation as proof of degree, license, or certificates as required.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested parties must apply online through our Cal Maritime Jobs website. Click “APPLY NOW” to complete and submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application and attach the following:
- Cal Maritime Employment Application (required)
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- In later phases of the search, the Finalist may be requested to provide the following information prior to a final campus interview:
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three letters of recommendation (professional references)
- Teaching evaluations (if any)
- Other information as needed
NOTIFICATION: Based upon a review of applications and accompanying documents, only those persons whose qualifications best match job requirements will be interviewed. Applicants not selected for an interview will be notified only after the position closes and the successful candidate has been selected.
TITLE IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator on the CSU Title IX website.
EEO STATEMENT: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.
DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or changed.