Assistant / Associate Professor - Human Resources Management

Job description

Job no: 498069
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Business/Management, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

The School of Management at San José State University’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business seeks to fill an Assistant/ Associate (tenure-track) position in Human Resource Management effective in August 2021.

The School of Management in San José State University’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business offers an undergraduate concentration in Human Resource Management with specialized classes in compensation and reward systems, HR analytics, staffing, performance management, legal issues, diversity in organizations, and strategic HRM. The department also offers an undergraduate concentration in Management with specialized classes in applied organizational behavior, organization theory, and strategic management. For more information about the School of Management, please visit the department’s website at

Required Qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching excellence or evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness in Human Resource Management, specifically in HR compensation and reward systems and/or HR analytics; ideally informed and enhanced by industry experience or knowledge.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly publications in HRM or related areas (OB, labor relations/ economics, industrial relations) or potential for developing a strong record commensurate with rank.
  • A doctorate from an accredited university and/or scholarly active (SA) status under AACSB standards.
  • A doctoral degree must be awarded by the date of appointment.
  • An interest in and commitment to engaging with Silicon Valley professionals and connecting our students to the business community.
  • Experience or interest teaching a multicultural student population.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research focus in equity/ justice in compensation and/or HR analytics.


  • Excellence in teaching in compensation and reward systems and/or HR analytics will be expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research and teaching program engaging primarily undergraduate but also graduate students.
  • Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.
  • 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.

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. See Benefits Summary for details.

Starting Date: August 17, 2021

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

Application Procedure:

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of application (please include reasons for your interest in us, the Silicon Valley region, or the Bay Area)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (please list the courses you have taught, and/or would like to teach)
  • A statement of teaching interests/philosophy that addresses your values, goals and beliefs regarding teaching and learning and how those align with a diverse and multicultural student body
  • Statement of research plans
  • One or two writing samples or references to publications available online
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information.

The position remains open until filled. For full consideration, please send the following application materials by November 20, 2020.

Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Alaka Rao at [email protected].

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 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.

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: October 29, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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Posted: 10/30/2020
Application Due: 3/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time