Civil and Environmental Engineering Lecturer Pool

Job description

Job no: 497217
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Engineering, Temporary, Part Time

Department Summary

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at SJSU provides a high-quality Civil Engineering education to its students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers classroom instruction that promotes hands-on experiences, develops professional skills, and illustrates modern design. Our ABET-accredited undergraduate program has over 400 students and our professional MS program has over 120 students that are exploring their chosen area of specialization in-depth. To learn more, visit our website at: https://cee.sjsu.edu.

Brief Description of Duties

Lecturers are expected to teach their courses effectively; to maintain appropriate office hours; to adhere to University Policy related to instructional activities; to participate in department-led assessment activities; and to participate with the department in the peer-review process. Lecturers are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from the Department Chair for clarification of University policies and department practices with respect to grading, testing, textbooks, office hours, curriculum goals, ADA accommodations, academic integrity, etc.

All faculty are expected to utilize their SJSU email address for their SJSU-related activities and communications. All Faculty are encouraged to use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided by the university, and other software tools provided by the university. To learn more, visit eCampus at: https://www.sjsu.edu/ecampus/.

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.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (or a similar field) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with at least 15 years of significant and relevant professional experience is required.
  • Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned.
  • Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.
  • 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.

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Salary Range - To commensurate with rank and experience.

Application Procedure

This is a continuing open position. Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • CV and list of references
  • Cover letter with Statement of Teaching Philosophy and list of courses you are qualified to teach (visit EE department website at https://ee.sjsu.edu/ for course syllabi.)

Additional documentation, including proof of degree, may be requested after initial screening.

The University

San José 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 José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (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.

Equal Employment Statement

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.

Additional Information

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.

Advertised: July 21, 2020 (9:30 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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