Senior Assistant Tenure-Track Librarian for Agriculture, Sciences, and Sustainability

Salary: 69,348.00-87,312.00 annual
Created: March 21, 2022


Job no: 512086
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty)

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

The Position: Senior Assistant Tenure-Track Librarian for Agriculture, Sciences, and Sustainability

Position Starts: Summer 2022

College: Meriam Library

Department/School: Meriam Library

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Initial Review Date: 5/9/2022 complete applications received after that date may be considered.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Position Summary:

The Meriam Library invites applications for a tenure-track Library faculty position to make a significant contribution to the library and to the teaching and learning environment at CSU, Chico. This position will serve as subject librarian to the College of Agriculture and a subset of Natural Science departments, such as Earth & Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Nutrition and Food Science, Physics, and/or Science Education. This position also serves as the liaison to the Chico Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems (CRA) within the College of Agriculture, working to identify ways the library can support this center and campus sustainability programs. Individuals with experience in one or more of these areas as well as early career applicants are encouraged to apply. The Meriam Library seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, experience with inclusive pedagogy, and encourages BIPOC and under-represented faculty to apply.

The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and be excited about providing instruction to undergraduates, graduate students, and students in the College’s professional programs. Working independently and collaboratively with colleagues this position will provide instruction, research consultation, reference, and outreach to their assigned departments. This position will develop and coordinate library initiatives aimed at improving student academic success and will collaborate with other campus academic and student services units. Additional areas of assignment will include reference service and collection development.  Contributions in professional development, research, and university service are expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a terminal degree in Library/Information Science. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met by the time of hire.

  • ALA accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science.
  • Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting. Teaching experience accrued as a graduate student will be considered.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically and to work in a collegial, collaborative, service-focused environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in agriculture, sustainability, natural or physical science, or a related area.
  • Experience working with first generation, non-traditional, or underrepresented student populations.
  • Ability to engage disciplinary faculty in information literacy outcomes, assessment, and library research methods.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices in the sciences.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary educational technologies.
  • Demonstrated interest in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students and campus partners.
  • Evidence of interest in or contribution to professional research activities.
  • Experience with instruction in face-to-face and online environments, including the design of instructional materials and activities.
  • Bilingual candidates will be given preference.


  • Engages with faculty and students in assigned areas to further information literacy and research instruction goals.
  • Participates in Library governance and supports the strategic goals of the Library and the University.
  • Pursues outreach efforts to engage the students and academic community.
  • Engages in collection development activities in assigned subject areas.
  • Provides general reference and consultation, services.
  • Works to meet faculty research and service requirements to attain tenure.

The Department:

The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the Master’s degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The Library is a unit of Academic Affairs. In accordance with the CSU salary schedule, the monthly salary for a 12-month Senior Assistant Librarian begins at $5,779.00; salary is flexible based on education and experience. Further information about the Meriam Library is available at

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Benefits Information:

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

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.

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.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

Advertised: March 18, 2022 (8:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

How to apply


George Thompson, Search Committee Chair
Meriam Library, CSU Chico, Chico 95929-0295, phone: 530.898.6603

Librarian Science Librarian Agricultural science


Published: Monday, March 21, 2022 21:50 UTC

Last updated: Monday, March 21, 2022 21:50 UTC