The Ed.D. Leadership Program at San José State University prepares
the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, skills, and
dispositions necessary to understand the causes of inequitable
outcomes in P-16 educational institutions. Students in this program
are also simultaneously prepared to assess pedagogies, practices,
policies, and curricula that hold the potential to improve the life
chances of minoritized students.
Brief Description of Duties
We invite applications for a pool of part-time lecturers, should an
opening arise, to teach doctoral courses in the Ed.D. Leadership
Program at San Jose State University. 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
reapply. We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach
students in a cohort-based program. Teaching areas include contexts
for education leadership and schooling, research methodology,
organizational behavior and adult learning, and educational theory
Positions start at the beginning of a semester and appointments may
be renewed based on department need, funding, and
- Must hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in the Social Science, in the
Humanities, or in Education.
- Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the
individual is assigned.
- Must hold the potential to or have a demonstrated record of
- Must have ability to work with and evaluate adult learners.
Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic
- Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the doctoral
- 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.
- Candidates 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.
- Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate
- Experience in teaching in both face-to-face and web-based
- A commitment to the elimination of educational disparities
impacting minoritized students and communities.
- Applicants with expertise in areas that will strengthen or
closely complement the academic areas of the existing faculty in
the EdD. Leadership Program are welcome.
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. Closing date is Nov 2, 2022.
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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