The Accounting and Finance department provides students the skills
essential to manage and develop frameworks for measurement,
analysis, interpretation and communication of business and economic
data. Extensive career prospects, breadths of concentration choices
and numerous experiential and networking opportunities have made
admission to this department and its concentrations highly
competitive. Students can choose from four concentrations:
Corporate Accounting and Finance
Accounting Information Systems
The Lucas College and Graduate School of Business of San José State
University welcomes applications for part-time faculty appointments
to teach courses in its undergraduate programs, should an opening
arise, on its main campus in San José, California, or online.
Brief Description of Duties
- We are seeking lecturers interested in teaching at the
undergraduate level. Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching
and excellent student engagement. In addition to teaching during
the designated class time, lecturers are responsible for
maintaining weekly office hours; preparing a course syllabus and
Canvas materials; and creating and evaluating student exams and
assignments. Lecturer participation in faculty meetings and
providing input on curriculum decisions is also desired. 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 organize 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.
- Master’s degree, at least three years of professional
experience, and college teaching experience; applicants wishing to
teach on-line will need to complete an on-line training
- Areas of teaching include: Accounting, Accounting Information
Systems, and Finance.
- 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.
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
To receive full consideration, applications should be complete for
this continuing open position.
San José State
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 perspectives.
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
status, veteran status, or disability. 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.
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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