CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH University Library English & Literature Studies Librarian – Tenure Track


POSITION: Senior Assistant / Associate Librarian for English and Literature Studies

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2017

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


MLIS or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited program.  Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the master’s degree by July 1, 2017.

An undergraduate degree, or working experience as an academic librarian, in one of the following areas:  English, Comparative World Literature, Literature Studies, Classics, or related subjects.

Working experience as a librarian, library intern, or information professional.

Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in a library setting.

Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance in a library setting.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and patrons, e.g. faculty, staff, and students.

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:                              

Advanced degree in one of the following areas:  English, Comparative World Literature, Literature Studies, Classics, or related subjects.

Demonstrated potential to fulfill the research activities and service commitments required for a tenure-track position in the Library.

Demonstrated ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.

Demonstrated knowledge of innovative or emerging technologies and ability to apply these concepts to library efforts.

DUTIES: Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose research and information services desk approximately 6 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

Provide library instruction services to the instruction-heavy Departments of English, Comparative World Literature, and Classics.

Provide consultation services with faculty, staff, and students in the Departments of English, Comparative World Literature, and Classics.

Serve as the Library’s subject specialist for the specified departments, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.

Work closely with library faculty, staff, and other members of the University community as appropriate.

Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:                                 

  •  A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three signed current (within the last year) letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees to this email address
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

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.

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.  All application materials should be sent as a single PDF document to:









Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:



English & Literature Studies Librarian Search Committee

University Library

California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1901


562-985-4047 and/or





APPLICATION DEADLINE:       Review of complete packets (including letters of recommendation) to begin December 1, 2106.  Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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