Anthropology Lecturer Pool
Job no: 498029
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Temporary, Part Time
The Department of Anthropology is dedicated to teaching and learning excellence in our field and for our students. Through scholarly work and direct participation in research programs both locally and outside the United States, students study the varied nature of human experience in the cultures of the world. Through this study of people, their lifestyles and how they adapt to cultural change, both past and present, a student is better prepared to comprehend human behavior on local and global levels.
Comparative and evolutionary, scientific and humanistic, anthropology provides a unique opportunity for broadening and integrating one's view of human existence. By attending classes, conducting fieldwork, and participating in research, students gain an understanding of human cultural heritage, culture change, and cultural diversity in both past and contemporary societies. The SJSU Anthropology Department offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses.
For more information: https://www.sjsu.edu/anthropology/
Brief Description of Duties
The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The Fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term begins mid- to late January and ends in mid- to late May. Opportunities for teaching during the Summer and Winter Intersessions may also be available.
Duties for the position include the following:
- Teach assigned upper division courses in the department's curriculum and serve weekly office hours based on assigned teaching unit load.
- 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.
- All faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.
- An M.A. or Ph.D. degree in a field relevant to the curriculum or in a related discipline.
- Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned.
- Ability to teach and evaluate adult learners.
- 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.
- For teaching graduate courses, a Ph.D. or extensive professional experience is required.
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.
Commensurate with experience.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, and courses you are qualified to teach
- List of References
This is a continuing open position.
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 third 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.
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: October 28, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time