The department of Mathematics and Statistics at SJSU has 4
undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs. In addition, we
also train students who are pursuing a single subject credential in
Brief Description of Duties
We invite applications for a pool of part-time lecturers, should an
opening arise, to teach undergraduate courses in mathematics,
applied mathematics or statistics. The number of positions varies
from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the
Department. The pool will remain in place for two calendar years;
those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must
We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can use a variety of high
impact pedagogical approaches and who have very strong mathematical
backgrounds and abilities. Excellence in teaching is expected as
well as good oral and written communication skills. Positions start
at the beginning of a semester and appointments may be renewed
based on department need, funding, and performance.
Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding
the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,
cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic
preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching
strategies and advisement.
All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas
Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the
SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be
anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student
connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in
to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access
to this system prior to the semester start date.
- An MS or MA in mathematics (or applied mathematics or
statistics) is required.
- Experience teaching college math courses.
- Evidence of good oral and written communication skills.
- Commitment to student learning and team performance are
- 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.
- PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.
- Ability to teach upper division and graduate mathematics
Please be advised that an 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.
- To commensurate with experience.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application
and attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Expertise, including professional experience,
courses you are qualified to teach
- List of References
This serves to create a pool of applicants for lecturer positions.
We review applications on a rolling basis as teaching positions
open up. Closing date is Nov 2, 2022.
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a
significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As
such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a
national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic
Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American
Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our
students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The
university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing
student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing
the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the
community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of
public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.
1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of
the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s
public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and
university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the
biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus
California State University (CSU) system.
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
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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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect the application status of applicants or
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
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