Environmental Studies Lecturer Pool - Advanced Environmental Restoration



The Department of Environmental Studies at San José State University seeks a lecturer for a course in the Spring 2021 semester. The Department of Environmental Studies was founded in 1970. We grant B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees and serve over 325 undergraduate majors and minors, and 50 graduate students. There are 11 full-time faculty members, complemented by as many as 12 lecturers per semester who teach specialty classes.

The semester begins Monday, January 25, 2021 and ends Friday, May 28, 2021. Visit the Department website at http://www.sjsu.edu/envs/ to see Department information, the Spring 2021 schedule and course materials.

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.

General Qualifications:

Applicants must have at least an M.S./M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in Environmental Science/Studies or a related field. University-level teaching experience is preferred.

Professional experience, in addition to the master’s degree, will also be considered. Applicants must be well-organized, energetic, and able to provide a supportive learning experience to a diversity of students.

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.

See specific qualifications for the course, below.

Advanced Environmental Restoration ( EnvS 191 ) 1 section (4-unit course)

Specific Qualifications: Applicants will have a degree or strong background in Environmental Restoration or relevant field. Preference given to applicants with experience leading research or restoration projects. Professional experience and knowledge of local restoration efforts is an asset. 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.

Course Description: Advanced restoration research and applications. Emphasis on independent literature research and field data collection. Participation in on-going restoration project. Fieldwork and grasp of restoration principles required. Prerequisite: ENVS 187. Misc/Lab: Lecture 3 hours/lab 2 hours. Notes: Offered only occasionally.

Schedule: Lecture - Monday/Wednesday, 3:00-4:15pm; Activity Section - 2 hours/week or total of 30 hours/ semester, TBD by instructor. First class meeting is January 25, 2021.

Important Notes:

Lecturers teaching 6 or more units in a semester are eligible for benefits from the University.

Instructors selected will be provided course materials to help with class design, as available.

Application Procedure

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

  • a letter of interest, including professional experience and courses you are qualified to teach
  • a CV with names of three professional/academic references
  • teaching evaluations (if available)
  • an informal copy of your graduate transcripts


Positions vacant until filled. For more information, please email Dr. Trulio, lynne.trulio@sjsu.edu

SJSU will implement a background check (including a criminal records check) and this 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 position.

The University

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 third 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.

Advertised: December 22, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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