The Department of Physics and Astronomy at San José State
University is a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognized for
our commitment to excellent teaching, to engaging students in
research projects, and to promoting equity, diversity, and
inclusion in Physics and in STEM disciplines more broadly. We are
committed to implementing evidence-based teaching practices in all
of our lower division lectures and labs. More details about the
department can be found at https://physics.sjsu.edu
Brief Description of Duties
We invite applications for a part-time instructor who is prepared
for and enthusiastic about teaching lower division introductory
labs and/or lectures.
We highly value experience with and commitment to service in
support of diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics and/or STEM
in general. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from
candidates who have a record of such activities, whether or not
this service was formally required by previous positions.
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.
MS or PhD in Physics or closely-related field is required.
Candidates should be familiar with a variety of modern teaching
techniques and emerging technologies for instruction.
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
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.
- Commensurate with experience.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application
and attach the following documents:
- a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s teaching experience,
experience in promoting equity, inclusion, or diversity in physics
and/or STEM, and other relevant professional experience.
- a curriculum vitae,
- at least one official sample of student evaluation and/or
faculty-peer teaching evaluation, preferably from a recent teaching
- the names and contact information of three references, at least
one of whom should be a recent supervisor of teaching duties.
This serves to create a pool of applicants for lecturer positions.
We review applications on a rolling basis as teaching positions
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 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.
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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