Position Rank and Title: Assistant Professor
School/Department Name: School of Information
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. Anticipated hiring academic year salary range: $95,000-$100,000. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.
Target Start Date: August 2024
Application Deadline: November 8th, 2023 (Applications accepted until filled or closed)
The School of Information at San Jose State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to teach in the School’s BS in Information Science and Data Analytics degree program. The successful applicant will teach both on campus in San Jose and online and must be willing to relocate to the San Jose area. We are looking for faculty with expertise in at least one of the following teaching and research areas:
Information and Data Science
Human Centered Cybersecurity
User Centered Interface Architecture and Prototyping
Big Data Analytics and Management
We are also interested in faculty with a Sports Analytics background.
The School of Information (SOI) offers three master’s degree programs (MLIS, MARA, Informatics), the undergraduate degree in Information Science and Data Analytics, a Gateway PhD program with Manchester Metropolitan University, a post-master’s certificate program in library and information science, an advanced certificate in the strategic management of digital assets and services, and a Teacher Librarian credential program. The programs serve over 2,300 students drawn from most of the 50 states, as well as Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. All graduate degrees and certificates are delivered 100% online.
The School of Information 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.
Effective recruiting practices have resulted in an extremely diverse student body In the School of Information. In support of equity, inclusion, diversity, the School of Information has:
- produced an important Webinar series on diversity and inclusion topics in the LIS workplace, organized by the IDEA committee
- formed a student group focused on serving Latino and Spanish speaking communities. The REFORMA Student Group is only the second student group of the REFORMA National Association.
- an active First Generation student group
- students who in general are very engaged in equity, diversity and inclusion. In 2021 the School’s ALA Student Chapter obtained a grant for a book giveaway followed by a virtual book circle to discuss Sophia Thakur’s first book of poetry, Somebody Give This Heart a Pen (Candlewick, 2020).
- As part of a college initiative developed an Achieving Equitable Student Outcomes Certificate for faculty This sixteen-week online program is for College faculty interested in developing course materials around principles of equity and inclusion. Content includes principles of equity, inclusion and social justice, equitable and inclusive course design, student support mechanisms, and approaches to equity-based assessment.
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.
- An earned doctorate by start of appointment.
- Evidence of scholarly and professional achievement.
- 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 the following:
- Asynchronous online teaching experience.
- Teach in at least one of the hiring areas listed above.
- Conduct research in at least one of the hiring areas listed above.
- Participate in state, national, and international professional organizations.
- Participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
- Organize all classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).
- 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.
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. Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.
Faculty employees must complete CSU employee training as assigned and required based on their role (e.g., Data Security, FERPA, Preventing Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX, Health and Safety). The President may recommend or require compliance with safety measures that decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue.
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
- research plans
- three reference letters
Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Linda Main. Linda.Main@sjsu.edu
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California and requires commuting to the campus. Employment is contingent upon US residence and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 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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