Assistant Professor (Quantitative Methods), San José State University

San José State University

San José, California


Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Quantitative Methods and Statistics

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23730

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)


Required 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 statistics; a commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; research potential, as might be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications or presentations; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Desired qualifications include a background in applied research, strong record of teaching excellence, experience teaching research methods and statistics, and a record of service.

Applicants should have an awareness and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse multicultural student population through training, teaching, or other similar experience.



The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods and statistics, and develop courses in program evaluation or applied sociological research. Other teaching related duties include General Education and program assessment. Faculty at SJSU have a four course per semester teaching load; new faculty can expect to have their teaching load reduced during their first years. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda and participating in service and governance activities appropriate to rank. Candidate must address the needs of a student population that is diverse in terms of age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation. Attention to these needs can be demonstrated through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.


Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 22, 2017 

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

Application Procedure: For full consideration submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three letters of reference with contact information by October 15, 2016 to


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

Questions may be directed to: Interim Chair, Carlos E. Garcia

Department of Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences San José State University

One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0122


The 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); Social Science (Multiple Subject and Single Subject Teacher Preparation); MA degree in Sociology; Minors in Asian American Studies, Sociology, Sociology of Education, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.


San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. 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 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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