Assistant Professor - Technology

Job description

Job no: 498163
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering

The Department of Aviation and Technology at San José State University seeks qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Technology Program in the area of Computer Network System Management.

Department Summary

The Aviation and Technology Department is the oldest department in the College of Engineering. The Department has an enrollment of over 700 in its programs and enjoys having a strong relationship with local industry through continuous support of its Industry Advisory Boards. The Department has had a long-standing internship program as part of its curriculum to allow students to gain industry experience while industry evaluates students for long-term potential employment.

This Department offers both BS and MS Degrees in Industrial Technology. The BS degrees are offered in the following concentrations: a) Computer Network System Management, b) Manufacturing Systems. Computer Network System Management (CNSM) was introduced recently due to demand by industry in recruiting graduates with knowledge, skills, and experience in Computer Network Systems.

The CNSM concentration utilizes the most advance computer network equipment laboratory sponsored by industry, mainly Cisco. Students of CNSM enjoy apprenticeship opportunities at Cisco and internships at Juniper Network, Palo Alto Network, NASA Ames Research Center, Lockheed-Martin and Stanford University.

The new faculty member to be recruited in the CNSM concentration will have the opportunity to teach and develop laboratories in support of curriculum enhancement in meeting industry's needs. The CNSM's classes are taken by students from other programs, such as Business and Political Science, who take courses such as Cybersecurity Management, and Network Security and Prevention Management. CNSM is the first program on campus to offer courses in IoT, Industrial IoT, and Blockchain Technology.

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Required Qualifications

A Doctoral degree in related field is required by the position start date. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: Computer Network Systems, Routers and Switches, Wireless and Telecommunications, Cyber and Network Security, Cloud Computing, Mobile Applications, and Internet of Things (IoT) Integration. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential for teaching, scholarly excellence, service, and working with industry. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. 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

Industry experience, prior teaching, ability to develop laboratory for hands-on education, and curriculum development in expanding our program are highly desirable.


The successful candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.

The 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 2021

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

Application Procedure

For full consideration for this position, please apply by January 22, 2020. Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages maximum)
  • research plans (2 pages maximum)
  • diversity statement (2 pages maximum) discussing specific initiatives, strategies, activities that you have accomplished and/or that you plan to accomplish to advance diversity, equity, and/or inclusion
  • three references with contact information

Inquires may be directed to the Department Chair: Dr. Fred Barez, [email protected], 408-924-4298

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 nationally ranked first as the most transformative university and third 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: November 03, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled




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Posted: 11/4/2020
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time