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Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian of Ethnic Studies 24-55

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

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Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian of Ethnic Studies 24-55

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services

Faculty Hire Number: #24-55

Rank: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian of Ethnic Studies

Effective Date of Appointment: July 1, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $76,000 to $85,244 for Senior Assistant Librarian or $85,224 to $102,000 Associate Librarian (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

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In support of its service and information literacy mission, the Department of Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking an innovative and self-motivated tenure-track Ethnic Studies Librarian at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian Level. The successful candidate will collaborate with other librarians to coordinate directed outreach projects in support of information literacy instruction and other co-curricular learning opportunities for students and faculty in the Ethnic Studies departments and programs at CSUN (Africana Studies, Chicano/a Studies, Asian American Studies, Central American and Transborder Studies and American Indian Studies). This position provides an exceptional opportunity for a librarian to support CSUN's students and faculty in Ethnic Studies departments and affiliated campus partners (student organizations and services) in innovative ways that align with the CSU's statewide Ethnic Studies requirement and CSUN's general education Ethnic Studies course offerings (please see: The selected candidate will be assigned liaison roles for one or more of the Ethnic Studies departments and programs. The successful candidate will also work collaboratively with faculty to develop existing collections in Ethnic Studies. The Ethnic Studies librarian may also support additional departments and programs as needed.

This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian Level with attendant expectations for professional competence, service, and scholarly and creative contributions to the field. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, holding weekly office hours, and service to the department, college, and university is required. The successful candidate will also be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which they are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school, or equivalent degree if earned outside the U.S. or Canada.
  • At least 2 years of experience in an academic library
  • Experience in leading a team or managing a group project
  • Experience providing reference/research assistance in an academic library
  • Relevant teaching experience providing information literacy or library instruction
  • Familiarity with inclusive pedagogies and instruction practices to engage multiethnic and multicultural communities
  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure in the California State University system.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in developing and providing intentional outreach programming to create and strengthen collaborative partnerships with campus departments and others to support student learning, success, and equity;
  • Experience providing inclusive, student-centered, and culturally responsible information literacy instruction and mentoring that leads to equitable outcomes for all students;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the information needs and methods of inquiry in Ethnic Studies or related interdisciplinary fields.
  • Experience with collection development practices and resources that support Ethnic Studies research and related fields of study.
  • Commitment to a reparative framework in managing, using, and building collections.
  • Experience in developing digital learning objects.
  • Knowledge of or experience providing in-person and virtual reference/or research consultations for students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of or experience carrying out liaison outreach duties in an academic library.
  • Evidence of effective engagement or potential to engage with a diverse student body
  • Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment to bring projects to a successful completion;
  • Proficiency or fluency in a second language (e.g., American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish, etc.)

Application Deadline:

Preferred application deadline is February 5th, 2024. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three professional references to the website in the section above. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Research Instruction and Outreach Services Office at 818-677-2277.

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