JOB: Instruction and Assessment Librarian (Tenure-Track), California Maritime Academy, Vallejo

Is student success your ultimate goal? Do you excel at both the creative and the analytical sides of instruction? Do you know the difference between “port” and “starboard”? If so, you could be the perfect candidate to work at this small unique campus on the shores of the Carquinez Strait, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, in Vallejo, CA.

Although small, the Library draws upon the shared resources of the California State University system to offer access to a full array of quality academic resources. Currently, the Library has a collection of over 50,000 items, access to over 90,000 full-text periodicals, over 130,000 eBooks, and a popular equipment lending program. The Library participates in the LINK+ interlibrary loan system, which gives students and faculty rapid access to over 10 million items. Since over 70% of our students live on-campus, the Library serves a key role as a place for both quiet study and collaborative work. We have recently launched a successful series of Maker Days as well as highly visible cultural programming.


The successful candidate will have a vision for instruction and library service that is student-centric 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 assessment of student learning. Responsibilities include:

  • Teach one or more sections of a 2-unit information literacy course each semester
  • Teach course-integrated research skills and concepts
  • Develop and maintain web-based guides and tutorials for information literacy instruction
  • Coordinate information literacy assessment at the program and institution level
  • Work with discipline-based faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum
  • Provide multidisciplinary reference service in-person and online
  • Share in collection development responsibilities
  • Create professional development opportunities for faculty and staff related to research and related technology
  • Participate in Library outreach activities to students, staff, and faculty
  • Maintain awareness of trends and developments in technology and higher education
  • Participate in faculty governance
  • Other duties as assigned

In addition, as tenure-track faculty, the candidate must meet the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) requirements for scholarship and service to the campus and community.

A review of applications will begin April 13, 2015 and the review period may end at any time thereafter.

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