Assistant Professor, San José State University

San José State University

San José, California


Subject to Budgetary Approval

African American Studies

Specialization: Open Job Opening ID (JOID): 24249

Rank: Assistant Professor

Qualifications: The Department of African American Studies invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with an open area of specialization. We seek someone with broad interdisciplinary training in either the social sciences or the humanities. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution at the start of the appointment, a commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, research productivity or potential, as might be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications or presentations, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to program development. Desired qualifications include an interdisciplinary and/or ethnic studies background, strong record of teaching excellence, experience in program development, and a record of service. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to contribute to teaching in the general education sequence and courses in their area or expertise. Other teaching duties include developing new courses appropriate to an interdisciplinary department and course and program assessment. Faculty at SJSU have a four course per semester teaching load with a teaching load reduction during the first two years of service. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda as well as service and shared governance appropriate to rank. The successful candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 17, 2018

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

Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by January 15, 2018 to Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. Questions may be directed to: Altovise Rogers ( ) or Carlos E. Garcia (

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 hightechnology 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.

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