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Asian American Studies Full Time Lecturer

Apply now Job no: 524920
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Temporary, Full Time



Position Rank and Title: Lecturer, Full-time, 1.0

Target Start Date: August 17, 2023

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Department Summary

The Program of Asian American Studies (AAS), housed in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS), at San José State University invites highly qualified and motivated applicants for a full-time, temporary teaching appointment.

AAS at San José State University was founded as a part of the student-led Ethnic Studies movements in the late-1960’s and 1970s. AAS is a growing program with a reputation for excellence in teaching, service, scholarship, and community engagement. The program has five full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and a strong pool of lecturers, from esteemed teachers to community practitioners. AAS faculty are trained in various disciplines with distinct community and research interests that contribute to a vibrant community of activist scholars. Moreover, AAS currently serves over one thousand students a year in the General Education program, with additional plans to grow into a major in the next few years. AAS is one of three units at San José State that offers courses under AB 1460 and the Area F CSU Ethnic Studies requirement.

The AAS Program and 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 approximately 600 majors and 35 faculty members, SISS is a growing and vibrant department community. Learn more about our department at

AAS, SISS, 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.

Brief Description of Duties

  • Carry the equivalent of 15 WTU each semester (i.e., a full-time position) to be fulfilled through teaching courses in Asian American Studies (most are 3 WTUs) and/or other service obligations as needed within the program for a three-year appointment;
  • Teach and/or develop GE Area F courses, per the CSU GE Breadth Requirements (EO 1100). See the SJSU Academic Catalog for Area F description and courses;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to build robust and responsive Asian American Studies program and contribute to the cross-department Ethnic Studies Collaborative to ensure the continued growth of Ethnic Studies at San José State University;
  • Performance of instructional responsibilities that extend beyond duties in the classroom and include activities such 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.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Asian American Studies or related discipline to teach lower-division courses;
  • Experience teaching courses such as Introduction to Asian American Studies and Asian American History and Politics;
  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level;
  • Ability to furnish evidence of excellence in teaching in Asian American Studies;
  • Available for in-person teaching modality;
  • 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;
  • Experience with or willingness to complete General Education assessment, as needed for the Asian American Studies Program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. degree in Ethnic Studies or related discipline;
  • Substantive evidence of supporting, cultivating, generating, and integrating a broad spectrum of diverse perspectives into teaching and practice in the field of Ethnic Studies or Asian American Studies;
  • Ability to teach effectively online;
  • Experience working with racially diverse students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of groups within higher education, and the profession, shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Demonstrated engagement with the Association of Asian American Studies or other similar associations.

Campus Security Authority

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, the faculty coach member in this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). Individuals designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and to complete Clery Act training as determined by the University Clery Director. Questions regarding CSA designation and training can be sent to the Clery Director at


Compensation and salary range placement are determined by qualifications and experience. To learn more about range placement, please see University Policy S21-2. Anticipated hiring ranges: 

2/L-A:  $4530 - $6000

3/L-B:  $5405 - $6800

4/L-C:  $6190 - $7900  

5/L-D:  $7800 - $8800

Ranges are the anticipated monthly salary rate of full-time AY faculty--part-time rates are prorated. There are 6 monthly payments per semester (full-time AY annual salary = rate x 12). See the Faculty Salary Schedule for more information. 

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Maximum 1-page single-spaced Statement of Teaching Expertise in Asian American Studies, including professional experience and examples of courses applicant is qualified to teach (e.g., AAS 1, AAS 33A/B)
  • Maximum 1-page single-spaced Statement of Diversity
  • List of 3 references with contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2023. This is a three-year appointment, renewable contingent upon availability of work and satisfactory job performance. CFA order of assignment 12.29 is applicable to lecturer faculty positions.

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. 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 and diverse 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. Cutting-edge research, combined with 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 an 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 prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. 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.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at


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Last Updated Oct 7, 2022