Health and Life Sciences Librarian – Senior Assistant Librarian San Diego State University


San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks an innovative and user-oriented information professional for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean and serving as a member of the reference and instruction team, the Health Sciences Librarian is actively involved in outreach and engagement, research services, teaching and learning, and collection development supporting the health sciences at SDSU.

The Health Sciences librarian is a full-time, tenure track position appointed at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (Ranks: Sr. Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian); entry level librarians with a health or life sciences background are encouraged to apply. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community. The salary is commensurate with experience, and provides excellent benefits , including medical, dental, and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and 24 vacation days per year.

Duties and Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will:

  • Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the College of Health and Human Services, including the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Public Health;
  • Take a leadership role in implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the relevant academic departments;
  • Initiate and conduct course-related information literacy instruction for the health sciences;
  • Provide subject specific reference and research support for the health sciences;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to deliver, assess, and improve library teaching and learning initiatives;
  • Participate as a research services librarian providing general reference and instruction as needed;
  • Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor’s degrees in 91 areas, master’s degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit .

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

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