The School of Social Work is looking for qualified, enthusiastic, and dedicated instructors to teach courses in our CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Online/Hybrid program. The MSW main curricular areas include: (1) social work history and policy, human behavior in the social environment, practice, research, and field education. The areas of interest in our MSW program include: (1) children, youth, and families, (2) mental health, and (3) health and aging. We also have a range of electives as well as specialized training in child welfare, integrated behavioral health, school social work, and adult protective services.
The School of Social Work at San José State University recently reached its 50th Anniversary and is currently the largest social work program by enrollment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our Transcultural Perspective is at the heart of our mission, and we are committed to social justice and to addressing the changing needs of diverse communities through education, research, and service.
Please visit our School of Social Work website (www.sjsu.edu/socialwork) and the SJSU catalog (https://catalog.sjsu.edu/) for more details about our programs and curriculum.
Brief Description of Duties
Lecturers are responsible for effective curriculum preparation and teaching of courses in alignment with our School's vision and mission including our Transcultural Perspective, syllabus and accessibility compliance, use of Canvas as the primary learning management system, review and grading of assignments and work, holding office hours, texts and readings, overall support of student learning and professional development, and working collaboratively with faculty and staff to promote student success. Lecturers will also support activities and preparation needed to maintain accreditation.
- 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).
Candidates must have at least an MSW from a CSWE-accredited graduate social work program. In addition, required qualifications include:
- Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned;
- Evidence of effective teaching and mentoring;
- Ability to teach and evaluate effectively adult learners;
- Social work practice experience (required for teaching practice courses);
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;
- Demonstrated ability to be collegial and collaborative;
- Good communication skills (written and oral)
- 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.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of the trends in the social work profession in the context of diversity and globalization, including specializations with certain cultural and/or language groups;
- Ability to teach in online and in-person formats;
- Proficiency with computers, software, and technology;
- Experience with multimedia and social media relevant to teaching
Salary Range - Commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule.
- Instructor (LA): $1861/WTU
- Assistant Professor (LB): $2039/WTU
- Associate Professor (LC): $2569/WTU
- Professor (LD): $3248/WTU
There are two main procedures to apply. These lecturer positions are continuing open positions, and availability of courses to teach varies considerably each semester.
First, click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Letter of Interest
- List of 3 References (Department will initiate request for letters of reference once status has been changed)
- Official Transcripts (Not needed to be attached but needs to be requested from home university and sent directly to School of Social Work department)
Second, in addition to SJSU procedures, please complete the SJSU School of Social Work Instructor Interest Form, and also email Dr. Peter Allen Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or additional information.
To receive full consideration, applicants should complete both for this continuing open position.
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. 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.
San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. The 2020 #1 Most Transformative University in the nation according to Money Magazine, San José State is an essential partner in the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. This cutting-edge research, combined with its world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.
San José State enrolls more than 36,000 students — many 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 community can benefit from different and divergent cultural and identity perspectives.
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.