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Computer Engineering Lecturer Pool

Apply now Job no: 497241
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Engineering


Department Summary

The Computer Engineering Department at San José State University is a leading provider of engineering professionals to Silicon Valley’s high-tech industries. It provides its faculty with opportunities for close collaborative ties with industry and research partners in Silicon Valley. The department serves more than 2100 undergraduate and graduate students and offers BS and MS degrees in both computer and software engineering and MS degree in Artificial Intelligence. The Computer Engineering is a top ranked program in the nation among public institutions in its category by US News.

Students in Computer Engineering degree programs learn through our hands-on and practice-oriented curricula to prepare for professional careers in artificial intelligence, data science, embedded system, cyber security, big data, cloud technologies, virtualization, networking systems, system level design and verification, and emerging areas in computer and software engineering fields. They have opportunities to work with Computer Engineering faculty and industry sponsors to design, build and test computer and/or software systems in their capstone project experiences.

The Computer Engineering Department website is at:


Brief Description of Duties

Lecturers are expected to teach their courses effectively, to work with the department Assessment Coordinator to assess course and program learning outcomes, to maintain appropriate office hours in accordance with University Policy, and to cooperate with the department in the peer-review process. Lecturers are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from the Department Chair for clarifications of University policies and department practices with respect to grading, testing, textbooks, office hours, course assessment, course learning objectives, accessibility accommodations, academic integrity, etc.

All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.

Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.


Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or a closely related degree relevant to the course assignment
  • Knowledge of the subject matter in the area assigned for teaching demonstrated through relevant professional experience
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population through cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. degree in computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or a closely related field
  • Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work, if available.
  • Evidence of good industry experience and record of scholarly activities are desirable in order to teach advanced graduate classes in emerging areas


Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the order of work, or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.


Salary Range - To commensurate with experience.


Application Procedure

This is a continuing open position. Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy and statement of expertise, including professional experience, and the list of courses you are qualified to teach (visit SJSU Computer Engineering catalog page to view the list of courses:
  • List of references


The University

San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society.  SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Additional Information

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.

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Last Updated Apr 11, 2023