Lecturer in the Humanities Honors Program

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San José State University, San José, California 95192-0092
Subject to budgetary approval

POSITION: Lecturer in the Humanities Honors Program
RANK: Part-time, temporary (e.g. Lecturer A, Lecturer B)
SALARY: Commensurate with rank and experience. Salary information is available at: http://www.sjsu.edu/up/docs/instructional-faculty-salary-schedule-2018-19.pdf

QUALIFICATIONS: ABD OR Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, including English or world literatures, or a social science discipline, including cultural anthropology or world history, and competencies in related fields. Strong teaching skills and experience, and experience or interest in team-teaching required. Awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals serving a multicultural and diverse student population, which may have been gained through lived and embodied experience, cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and/or other comparable experience. Interest in and record of scholarly activity desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach as part of a lower-division undergraduate General Education interdisciplinary team for the four-semester Humanities Honors Program sequence, HUM 1A/B: Honors-World Cultures and Societies (antiquity to ca. 1600), and 2A/B: Honors-Modern World Cultures (ca. 1600-present). In addition, you will hold regular office hours for students; be present at all lectures and seminar classes; work cooperatively with your faculty team, other department faculty, staff, and department chair, as well as participate in required course grading and assessment activities, etc.

Each semester course consists of a 3-unit lecture and a 3-unit seminar, which are graded as a 6-unit whole. Four-person teams collaboratively teach a syllabus each semester to cover a broad range of cultural and social issues in in a global context throughout the specified time period of each semester, with specific consideration given to changing cultural contexts, recurring themes across cultures and time, as well as various diverse interconnections. Intellectual approaches to course topics are inter- or transdisciplinary, drawing from a mixture of disciplines and scholarly perspectives relevant to the humanities and some social sciences.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should send a letter of application detailing qualifications to teach the Humanities Honors course sequence, and provide a current curriculum vitae containing contact information, as well as the names and contact information for three references who can speak to their teaching and/or scholarly skills. Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness or a sample of academic writing/research, as needed.

Please email inquiries and application documents to Jennifer Hoyman, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Humanities: [email protected] with the subject line “Humanities Honors Lecturer Position”. Alternatively, you may mail application to Jennifer Hoyman, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Humanities, San José State University, One Washington Square, CL 419, San José, CA 95192-0092. Determination of part- time teaching assignments is always contingent upon student enrollment and funding.

The position advertised will remain open until filled. Please submit materials for the Fall, 2019 semester by 15 July, 2019, or as soon as possible. Interviews will follow. A pool for future positions will be created with the applicants not hired as this time.

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, diverse, 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 andare 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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Posted: 6/11/2019
Application Due: 8/10/2019
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