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
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
CCS sponsors extensive activities that are open to the entire
campus community; this academic year the department faculty and
hosted by faculty and alumni as a way to
stay connected throughout the pandemic. We are also celebrating our
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
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.
- 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
- 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
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 to commensurate with experience.
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)
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
August 17, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight