Chicana and Chicano Studies Lecturer Pool

Employer
San Jose State University
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (CCS) at San José State University invites highly qualified and motivated applicants for a pool of part-time teaching appointments.

The CCS Department welcomes all forms of diversity including race, ethnicity, geography, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CCS invites applications from candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.

Department Summary

CCS offers an undergraduate minor and major, as well as a graduate degree. CCS faculty are trained in various disciplines with distinct community and research interests that contribute to a vibrant community of activist scholars.

CCS provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the perspectives and experiences of Chicana/o and Latina/o populations. A CCS degree or minor provides students with the critical skills and analysis to contribute to a complex society.

CCS sponsors extensive activities that are open to the entire campus community; this academic year the department faculty and staff hosted
weekly Platicas hosted by faculty and alumni as a way to stay connected throughout the pandemic. We are also celebrating our 50th Anniversary with numerous events including film screenings, alumni panels, and collaborations with other Ethnic Studies Departments on campus.

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The Fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term begins mid-January and ends in mid-May.

Responsibilities

Teach lower- and upper-division courses and serve weekly office hours based on assigned teaching unit load.

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.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline to teach lower-division courses.
  • A Ph.D. degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline is required to teach upper-division courses.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience at the college or university level and who can furnish evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Applicants must have experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse ages, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
Conditional Appointment

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.

Salary - Salary to commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure

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

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, and courses you are qualified to teach
  • List of 3 references with contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)



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.

Additional Information

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 position.

Advertised: August 17, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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