Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, San Jose State University (San Jose, California)
Deadline: 
January 15, 2020
Starting Date: 
August 13, 2020
Post date: November 6, 2019

San Jose State University –  San Jose, California

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Department:                        Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences      Job ID (JOID): 25246

Specialization: Quantitative or Qualitative Research Methods and Sociology of the Family or Social Psychology

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Qualifications for this position include a doctorate in sociology or a related field from an accredited university by the start of the appointment; training in quantitative methods and/or qualitative research methods and in socio logy of the family or social psychology; a commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; research potential, demonstrated through peer reviewed publications and presentations; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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.

Preferred qualifications include strong record of teaching excellence, experience teaching research methods, and a record of service.

Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in research methods and their specialty areas, and develop courses in their specialty areas. Other teaching related duties include General Education and program assessment.

Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda and participating in service and governance activities appropriate to rank. 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.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 13, 2020

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS) offers BA degree programs in Sociology (concentrations in Community Change, Social Interaction, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality) ; Minors in Asian American Studies, Sociology, Sociology of Education, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

San Jose 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 fifth 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 Jose State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San Jose (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.

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 position.

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Application Instructions 

Application Procedure:  For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 15, 2020 to https:ljapply.interfolio.com/71060.

Inquiries may be directed to: Department Chair, Carlos E. Garcia (carlos.e.garcia@sjsu.edu)

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

 

Review Begins: 
January 16, 2020

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