Position Rank and Title: Assistant Professor
School/Department Name: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories/Computer Science
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.
Target Start Date: August 2022
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022 (Applications accepted until filled or closed)
The Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and the Department of Computer Science at San José State University invite applications for a tenure-track position in any field of computational oceanography that complements an interdisciplinary group of scholars in marine science who are active in marine biological, physical, chemical and geological research. The position will also complement the Department of Computer Science, consisting of scholars active in research areas such as data science, machine learning, computer security, bioinformatics, and distributed computing. The position will reside at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) where the faculty emphasizes integration of mentoring, teaching, and research, with excellent facilities and staff that contribute to make this a renowned program for a Master’s degree in marine science. Since its establishment in 1966, MLML and its scientists have contributed significantly to the advancement of the field of marine science, both in Monterey Bay and worldwide. MLML offers undergraduate courses but is primarily a graduate institution for students seeking a Master of Science degree in Marine Science, through a consortium of seven California State University campuses. The typical MLML faculty course load is two classes per semester including an undergraduate-level class in the Computer Science Department. The successful candidate will be an SJSU faculty member and will work with both MLML and Computer Science faculty but will be located at the MLML facility, with all or most of their teaching/research conducted at MLML. Visit MLML’s website for further information: mlml.sjsu.edu.
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, the Department of Computer Science, and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by 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 ethnic and gender perspectives.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.
- Ph.D. in Oceanography, Marine Science, Computer Science or related STEM discipline
- Publication record reflective of the candidate’s professional experience and the potential to become an excellent teacher-scholar.
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
- Post-doctoral experience in Oceanography, Marine Science, Computer Science or related STEM discipline
- Experience in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level
- Experience with a variety of research-based teaching techniques and have interest in implementing student-centered practices in courses of different sizes and levels
- Evidence of graduate research student mentoring
- Experience working with Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other historically excluded students in the classroom or research lab.
- Maintain an extramurally funded research program and supervise a vibrant lab of Master’s students
- Candidates are expected to attend and assist with laboratory-sponsored events, and lend support during promotional events (Open House, fundraising, etc.).
- Attend and contribute to MLML faculty meetings that serve as the main institutional-decision making body, including MLML committees (e.g. space committee, curriculum committee, and the RTP committee).
- Additionally, The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
- Faculty members represent the institution and are expected to conduct themselves professionally in all external interactions and be collegial and supportive of other faculty members, staff, and students.
- 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.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- letter of interest
- curriculum vitae
- diversity statement
- statement of teaching interests/philosophy
- statement of research interests
- names of three references we may contact for letters
Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Graham (MLML), email@example.com.
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. SJSU 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 employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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