Assistant / Associate / Full Professor- Educational Leadership

San Jose State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

Position Rank and Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

School/Department Name: Department of Educational Leadership

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule . See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.

Target Start Date: August 17, 2023

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023 (Applications accepted until position is filled or closed)

Position Description

The Department of Educational Leadership in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University invites applications for an open rank assistant/associate/full professor of Educational Leadership with a specialization in higher education leadership. We seek applicants who are committed to cultivating diverse leaders who can create equity-minded change in postsecondary settings and other educational contexts through our new Higher Education Leadership MA Program and who can bring critical approaches to leadership with postsecondary students, professionals, and policy makers, among others. In addition to working with master’s candidates in the Higher Education Leadership MA Program, and undergraduates in the Department of Educational Leadership’s new Transformative Leadership Minor, applicants will also have the opportunity to teach in the College of Education’s EdD Program. Responsibilities include research and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and teaching in areas of expertise.

The Department of Educational Leadership prepares leaders to think critically and strategically about anti-racist and equity-minded approaches to leadership in education. We equip our graduates with the skills, knowledge, and experience to engage with and learn from the community cultural wealth of the diverse communities we serve. Our new Higher Education Leadership MA Program ( ) prepares higher education leaders through an equity-minded praxis approach to engage in transformative thinking and practice with the goal of disrupting how power, in the form of racism, classism, sexism, and related oppressions intersect to (re)produce and sustain disparate opportunities in accessing and succeeding in higher education.

The Department of Educational Leadership in the Lurie College of Education and San José State University values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines , along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in higher education or a related discipline, such as education policy, sociology, political science, or public policy by July 20, 2023.
  • Expertise in postsecondary praxis, using experience and theory to inform practice.
  • Leadership experience working with Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Foreign-born, Disabled, and other historically minoritized groups in and out of schools, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion in higher education and in the field of Educational Leadership shape patterns of opportunity, participation, and postsecondary outcomes for BIPOC students.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
  • Expertise and experience that contributes to understanding higher education through a critical lens.
  • Experience as a higher education and/or as PK-20 leader, including in instructional leadership, community leadership, and/or curricular leadership in postsecondary settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide aspiring postsecondary constituents into interrogating their individual biases and larger systemic inequities in school systems.
  • Knowledge of disciplinary trends in the field of higher education leadership regarding issues that center race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, and historically underserved BIPOC communities.
  • Experience and commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring graduate students.
  • Experience developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses online and in-person.
  • Demonstrated ability to examine and develop one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support historically underserved populations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments. Must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
  • Design and teach master’s and doctoral level courses in the Higher Education Leadership MA Program and the Educational Leadership EdD Program, including special topics addressing issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in higher education.
  • Participate in curriculum development and teaching of other courses to meet the needs of the department and its diverse student population.
  • Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, as well as other professional engagement.

Other Duties

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.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.

Application Procedure

Select Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents by January 15, 2023 for full consideration:
  • letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • diversity statement
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • research plans
  • a maximum of five references with contact information (reference checks via phone will only occur for finalists who advance to the interview stage)
Inquiries may be directed to the Department and Search Committee Chair: Dr. María Ledesma at .|

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization and booster shots against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.|

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. Recognized as a leading transformative educational institution, San José State is an essential partner in the technological, economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, world-class scholarship, student-centered learning, diverse communities, and commitment to social justice, allow SJSU to provide life-changing opportunities and advance the public good locally and globally.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. 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.

Campus Security and Fire Safety Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at . The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Advertised: September 26, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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