Position Rank and Title: Assistant Professor
School/Department Name: Lurie College of Education/Child and Adolescent Development
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 2023
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022 (applications accepted until filled or closed)
The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) in the Lurie College of Education at San José State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is open, though preference will be given to candidates whose research examines children's educational, school, and learning experiences and/or the impact of curriculum and teaching practices on children's social, emotional and/or cognitive development (ECE to early elementary school).
We are a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognized for our commitment to excellent teaching, conducting high-quality research, and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in child and adolescent development. The position involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, developing and maintaining an active research program, and engaging in academic and professional service. ChAD’s program pathways include courses on cognitive, social, emotional, and language development; contextualized understanding of child development; and children and families in community settings. Courses in our program include opportunities for students to be engaged members of the community through service learning and embedded practicum experiences. Our students become strong advocates for their communities and transition into several career pathways such as early childhood education, K-12 education, non-profit advocacy, research and policy. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly activity, and an ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Department of Child and Adolescent Development is one of seven departments in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, whose faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community partners are dedicated to creating meaningful, equitable, and inclusive learning experiences for our diverse community. We take an emancipatory stance in our teaching, research, and service activities. In collaboration with our partners across campus and in the community, we strive to make an impact by transforming our schools and shaping our society. Lurie College includes approximately 55 tenured / tenure-track faculty, 100 lecturers, 20 staff, and 1,800 students across seven different departments. We seek colleagues who are dedicated to critically engaging in their teaching and research; and who see strength in the diversity of our student community.
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.
- Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Development or a related field by time of the appointment;
- Experience in research and/or practice in any aspect of child development, such as cognitive, social, emotional, or language development; contextualized understanding of child development; or children and families in community settings (e.g., schools, non-profit organizations);
- Demonstrated track record or potential for developing and maintaining a scholarly research program;
- Commitment to excellence in teaching across a range of courses within the department;
- 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.
- Program of research examines children's educational, school, and learning experiences and/or the impact of curriculum, teaching practices, or education-related policies on children's development (ECE to early elementary school). The ideal candidate will have familiarity with teaching credentialing requirements, and/or teaching experience in early elementary school settings.
- Experience and/or interest in teaching courses with embedded practicum and/or supervised teaching components, and engaging with staff from practicum/supervision sites
- An interest in practical applications of research across various educational contexts
- Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines
- Teach a variety of undergraduate courses, and some Master’s level graduate courses;
- Actively engage in a program of research that contributes to the discipline; Contribute to curriculum development and innovation;
- Mentor and support undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students;
- The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments; and
- 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
- statement of research (a two-page description of past and planned research agenda)
- statement of teaching interests/philosophy (a two page description of personal teaching philosophy/approach as well as interests in teaching existing ChAD courses)
- diversity statement (a one- or two-page description of experience working with diverse populations and/or potential plans to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity)
- three (3) letters of recommendation or references with contact information (applicants invited to interview with the department will be required to submit all three letters by Nov. 1st)
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