The Program of Asian American Studies, housed in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS), at San José State University invites highly qualified and motivated applicants for a pool of part-time teaching appointments.
The SISS Department welcomes all forms of diversity including race, ethnicity, geography, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. The Department invites applications from candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.
The Department offers BA degree programs in Sociology and Minors in Asian American Studies, Sociology, Sociology of Education, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. With more than 700 majors and 35 faculty members, SISS is a growing and vibrant department community. Learn more about our department at https://www.sjsu.edu/siss/.
The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We aim to sustain our capacity for excellence in research, teaching, and service by incorporating faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The University’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple perspectives tied to diverse positionalities such as race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The Fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term begins mid-January and ends in mid-May.
Brief Description of Duties
- Teaching responsibilities for these positions include undergraduate courses in all areas of Asian American Studies, although our current needs fall within Introduction to Asian American Studies as well as U.S. History and Politics.
- The performance of instructional responsibilities extends beyond duties in the classroom and includes such activities as the following: preparation for class, evaluation of student performance, syllabus preparation and revision, holding weekly office hours based on assigned teaching unit load, review of current literature and research in the subject area, regular assessment of course and program learning outcomes and pedagogical improvements.
- The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
- Faculty shall organize all their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).
- All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester or term, in the mode assigned and listed in the schedule of classes (i.e., asynchronous, synchronous, bichronous, in-person, or hybrid).
- A Master’s degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline to teach lower-division courses.
- A Ph.D. degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline is required to teach upper-division courses.
- Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience at the college or university level and who can furnish evidence of excellence in teaching.
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
Salary Range - Commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, and courses you are qualified to teach
- List of 3 references with contact information
- Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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.
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