The Department of Environmental Studies was founded in 1970. We grant B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees and serve over 325 undergraduate majors and minors, and 50 graduate students. There are 11 full-time faculty members, complemented by approximately 12 lecturers per semester who teach specialty classes.
Visit the Department website at http://www.sjsu.edu/envs/ to see Department information, range of courses we offer, the schedule of classes and course materials.
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.
The Environmental Studies Department seeks candidates for part-time lecturer instructional positions to teach lower and upper division courses.
- Applicants must have at least an M.S./M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in Environmental Science/Studies or a related field. University-level teaching experience is preferred.
- Professional experience, in addition to the master’s degree, will also be considered. Applicants must be well-organized, energetic, and able to provide a supportive learning experience to a diversity of students.
- Applicants 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.
- 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.
- Lecturers teaching 6 or more units in a semester are eligible for benefits from the University.
- Instructors selected will be provided course materials to help with class design, as available.
- SJSU will implement a background check (including a criminal records check) and this 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.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- A letter of interest, including professional experience, courses in the Department that you are qualified to teach, and specific qualifications that prepare you to teach those courses;
- A CV with names of three professional/academic references;
- Teaching evaluations (if available);
- An informal copy of your graduate transcripts.
This is a continuing open position. For more information, email Dr. Trulio, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 third 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.
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