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Librarian-Full Time Tenure Track Eligible Faculty Position, Santa Barbara City College, (Santa Barbara, California)


Santa Barbara City College is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member position in the Luria Library to start in Fall 2023. In 2009, SBCC was designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting our responsibility to support and serve the needs of our Latina/o/x students. Moreover, given our overall student population, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to join a department that is dedicated to the use of curriculum and pedagogy that shares SBCC’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse post-traditional student population.

Beginning Fall 2023, one full-time tenure-track faculty position will be available in the Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who have a commitment to student success and can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent service and culturally responsive librarianship that addresses the racial, gender, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within our community college student population. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and intentional use of technology makes the Luria Library a dynamic workplace.

The Outreach and Collection Development Librarian will work collaboratively with other librarians, faculty and staff to design intentional programming, create partnerships and maintain culturally diverse and inclusive library materials to support student learning, success, and equity. The Librarian will lead the Luria Library’s collection development and management activities to ensure that purchased library materials support student success in a rapidly changing information landscape. The Librarian will cultivate relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members to encourage collaborative partnerships.

The Librarian will work closely with staff and faculty across academic, student services, and student
academic support departments to raise awareness about the various ways that the Library can serve as an essential partner in facilitating student success.

Other major responsibilities include providing face-to-face and online reference services, instructing students and faculty in the use of Library resources, and teaching information competency workshops grounded in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and the Luria Library’s Program Student Learning Outcomes. In our teaching, we seek to use critical information literacy instruction and culturally responsive pedagogy for engaging Black, Latinx/e, and other students who are historically underrepresented and underserved by many academic libraries. Responsibilities also include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments and co-curricular activities).

The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $64,204 – $100,654 plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,210.20. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one-step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $128,134, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a “cafeteria style” health and welfare benefits program.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California
Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and
Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

  1. Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science, OR
  2. Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to all of the above.
    Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for
    Equivalency in addition to all other required material.
  3. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture,
    disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

    If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts DOES NOT EXACTLY MATCH one of the
    degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications listed above, you must request an equivalency review and submit conclusive supporting documents at the time of application. Those documents include a completed SBCC Equivalency Crosswalk and a narrative synopsis of your educational background justifying equivalency

Desirable Qualifications

  • Commitment to the community college mission.
  • An understanding of the implications a Hispanic-Serving designation suggests for institutional,
    departmental, and instructional practices.
  • An understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of racially and/or ethnically minoritized
    students within Higher Education shape patterns of participation and outcomes within the classroom.
  • Evidence of working effectively with racially and/or ethnically diverse populations.
  • Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of students with different ability statuses (e.g.
    physical and/or learning)
  • An understanding of anti-racist and culturally-responsive pedagogical practices which honor and
    respect what students bring to the classroom and uses students’ prior knowledge and/or lived experiences to inform instruction.
  • Evidence of working effectively with post-traditional students
  • Professional library experience, preferably in an academic library.
  • Experience in working with students or patrons from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.
  • Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated experience providing vision and leadership in coordinating outreach efforts and
    leading a library in intentional design of programming and partnerships with a focus on inclusivity
    and equity.
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms and their use in campus outreach and engagement.
  • Experience using photo and graphic design software and tools, and creating and maintaining blogs,
    videos, screencasts, and audio podcasts, and/or other web technologies.
  • Experience maintaining a library print and online collection, including weeding outdated materials
    and selecting culturally relevant materials which support student success.
  • Willingness to engage in reflective practice and improvement of one’s instructional, relational, and library practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
  • Experience teaching library research and information literacy in face-to-face and/or online environments, and familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and critical pedagogy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and collaborate with multiple and varying departmental units across the community college campus.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please go to the following link:

Completed online applications must be submitted by Monday, February 13, 2023 @11:59 PM PST.
(The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application

  1. Online District Application form at
  2. Cover letter addressing the applicant’s experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this
  3. CV or Resume.
  4. Within the online application provide supplemental responses describing examples of the
    characteristics most closely aligned with your personal and/or professional commitments and
    experiences. Application materials will be evaluated in addition to your response and should reflect
    your demonstrated experiences and commitment.
  5. Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript, which verifies minimum qualifications.
    Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be
    considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying
    degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you
    must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and
    indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question
    provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An
    official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed
    to start working until official transcripts have been received.
  6. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section
    entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and
    submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents.
    Instructions for Completing Equivalency Documentation
  7. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis
    with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying
    the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.
  1. Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters
    within your online application.
  2. Within the online application, there is a required section to list three professional references; a
    maximum of six references may be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are selected
    as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work
    qualifications and job performance