Assistant Professor - Audiology

Job description

Job no: 498100
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Health Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Department Summary

The Department of Audiology at San José State University (SJSU) seeks two qualified candidates for full-time, Assistant Professor positions.

The Doctor of Audiology program in the Department of Audiology emphasizes clinical proficiency that is informed by scholarly research and evidence-based practice. Our program is a four-year course of study that includes academic courses, clinical rotations, and a doctoral research project. Graduates of our program will be ethical; culturally sensitive; prepared to assume leadership roles; and experienced in an inter-professional team approach to patient care among infants, toddlers, children, adults, and elders.

The SJSU Strategic Plan, Transformation 2030, calls upon the campus to: “Gain a national and global reputation for academic excellence characterized by scholarly and professional contributions from faculty members who are genuine teacher-scholars.” The Department of Audiology is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences. We have a renewed, ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and research/scholarship and engagement. The campus is poised to bloom and innovate, strengthening our connection to the surrounding San José communities and further fulfilling our social justice mission of access, equity, opportunity and success.

This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in launching a career at a comprehensive university that is a national leader in graduating historically underserved students. SJSU has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution) status. Moreover, 40% of our student population are first-generation and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, we rank third nationally in increasing student upward mobility. In fact, SJSU has recently been recognized as the #1 Most Transformative College in the country by Money Magazine .

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Ph.D./Au.D., or other research doctoral degree in Audiology. Applicants with an Au.D. with a strong record of publications will be considered.
  • Record of publications or strong potential for publications.
  • Teaching experience appropriate to academic specialty.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct impactful interdisciplinary research/scholarship.
  • Demonstrated 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

  • We strongly encourage applicants whose research or scholarly interests broadly intersect with any of the following: reducing barriers to access to hearing health care, pediatric audiology, electrophysiology, cochlear implants, or related areas of specialization in Audiology.
  • Knowledge of disciplinary trends in the field of Audiology regarding issues that center race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, and underserved communities.
  • An active and well-articulated research agenda, coupled with interest and ability to secure external grant funding.
  • Experience working with racially diverse students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of groups within higher education, and the profession, shape patterns of participation and outcomes.
  • Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support historically underserved students.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct graduate student mentoring.


  • Participate in shared governance usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.
  • Design and teach introductory and advanced level core courses in Audiology, as well as special topics on race, ethnicity, gender, immigration and other inclusive topics.
  • Participate in curriculum development and teaching of other courses to meet the needs of the program and its diverse student population.
  • Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, as well as other professional engagement.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and experience responding to the strengths and 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

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) that describes what role faculty play in student success.
  • Statement of research plans (2 pages) that
  • Diversity Statement (2 pages) that discusses best strategies for supporting students historically marginalized the profession.
  • Copies or reprints of peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Three references with contact information

Inquires may be directed to Shaum P. Bhagat, Ph.D., CCC-A, F-AAA, Department Chairperson [email protected]

For full consideration please apply by January 18, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The University

San José State University enrolls over 35,700 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 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 06, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled




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Posted: 11/8/2020
Application Due: 5/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time