Assistant Professor of Medical/Health Sociology

Employer
San Jose State University
Location
San José

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Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Health & Medical, Medicine, Social Sciences, Sociology
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 504518
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time




Position Rank and Title:
Assistant Professor of Medical/Health Sociology

School/Department Name: Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

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

Application Deadline: December 15, 2021

Target Start Date: July 20, 2022

First Review Date: December 15, 2021

Position Description

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS) at San José State University (SJSU) invites applications from scholars who study issues related to health in Latinx communities in the United States, including but not limited to medical sociology, the sociology of health and illness, social epidemiology, ethnic disparities in health and health care access, public health policy, cross cultural issues in medical encounters, workplace health. Candidates are expected to teach and develop courses in their area of specialty and contribute to other related areas of the curriculum.

The Department offers BA degree programs in Sociology and Minors in Asian American Studies, Sociology, Sociology of Education, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. With more than 700 majors and 35 faculty members, SISS is a growing and vibrant department community. Learn more about our department at https://www.sjsu.edu/siss/.

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We aim to sustain our capacity for excellence in research, teaching, and service by incorporating faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The University’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple perspectives tied to diverse positionalities such as race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

This position is one of several recruitments focused on Latinx/a/o experiences across campus, including fields such as Educational Counseling, English and Comparative Literature, Journalism and Mass Communications, School of Information, the School of Management, and more. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at Diversity Statement Guide, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate in sociology from an accredited university by the start of the appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment to social scientific scholarship in the areas of Latinx populations, communities and health related topics
  • A commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; research potential, demonstrated through peer reviewed publications and presentations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
  • Strong record of teaching excellence, teaching experience, and a record of service
  • Willingness to examine and participate in professional development around one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support historically underserved students.
  • An understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion within higher education influence student participation and outcomes
  • Key Responsibilities
  • Teaching and developing undergraduate courses in specialty areas.
  • Participating in General Education and program assessment.
  • Maintaining an active research agenda
  • Participating in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
  • Demonstrating awareness of and experience in understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, and advising.

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
  • diversity statement
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • research plans
  • three reference letters

Inquiries may be directed to the Recruitment Committee Chair Megan Thiele ([email protected]) or the Department Chair, Carlos E. Garcia ([email protected])

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. The 2020 #1 Most Transformative University in the nation according to Money Magazine, San José State is an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. This cutting-edge research, combined with its world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.

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: September 14, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Organization

Welcome to San José State University!

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

Mission Statement

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Leadership at SJSU

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

California State University System

San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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