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Assistant/Associate Professor - Communicative Disorders & Sciences

San José State University
San José
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Job no: 509324
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Position Rank and Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Open

Department: Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CDS)

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.

Target Start Date: August 17, 2022

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022 - updated 2/11/2022 (Applications accepted until filled or closed)

Position Description

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at San José State University seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor position. We highly encourage candidates to apply with specialization in any of the following areas including, but not limited to: Child Language and Literacy (Development & Disorders), Articulation/Phonology, Speech Science, School-based Speech-Language Pathology, Adult Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, and Swallowing Disorders.

This dynamic and diverse department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences houses among the first Speech-Language Pathology graduate programs in California and values scholarly research, pedagogical innovation, student and community engagement, and clinical practice that is equity-minded, culturally responsive, and centers the rights of persons with disabilities. The Department enrolls about 250 students in its B.A. (in CDS) and M.S. programs, houses the on-campus Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders (KACCD), and multiple faculty research labs. The CDS department is one of seven departments in the Lurie College of Education, committed to preparing transformative therapists while striving to be community engaged, interdisciplinary, culturally sustaining, and holistic in its work.

The CDS Department, the Lurie College of Education, and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The faculty, students, staff, alumni, and strategic partners of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education are dedicated to creating meaningful, equitable, and inclusive learning experiences for our diverse community. We take an emancipatory stance in our teaching, research, and service activities. In collaboration with our partners across campus and in the community, we strive to make an impact by transforming our systems and shaping our society to become just and democratic. Our Lurie College family includes approximately 55 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 100 lecturers, 20 staff, and 2,400 students. We are looking for colleagues who are dedicated to critically engaging in their teaching and research, who see strength in the diversity of our student community, and who are committed to challenging themselves and the college as we seek to grow and strengthen our work.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, or closely related field by the time of the appointment – ABD also will be considered.
  • Demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity and ability to articulate a clear research agenda
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach effectively in undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to culturally sustaining, evidence-based, and person-centered academic and/or clinical teaching
  • Awareness of and equity-minded orientation towards the educational goals of a diverse student body as might have been gained in cross-cultural study/training, teaching, scholarship, collaboration or other comparable experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology or Eligibility for California licensure in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Record of successful teaching, research, and/or clinical practice in diverse contexts in speech-language pathology
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology students, with priority for candidates with experience working in a minority-serving institution

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Communicative Disorders and Sciences (in select areas of expertise), and possibly supervise students in specialty clinics (as part of practicum)
  • Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarship, creative activity, and professional engagement
  • Participate in departmental activities including curriculum development, accreditation preparation, and program planning review
  • Participate in shared governance, at department, college and university levels (as appropriate)
  • Demonstrate awareness of and some experience with responding to the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, heritage language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, instructional strategies, mentoring, and proactive advising

Application Procedure

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

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (2 pages) that address relationship between classroom/clinical teaching interests and research interests, and showcase commitment to diversity-equity-inclusion goals in the discipline
  • Statement of research plans (2 pages) that address short-term (2-year) and long-term (5-year) goals (include information on how scholarly research seeks to advance equity and inclusion goals in the discipline)
  • Names of three references, with contact information (references will be contacted if candidates advance in the search process)

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Nidhi Mahendra, Department Chair, at [email protected] or at 408.924.8161

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

San José State University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most innovative regions in the world. SJSU 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 University 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.

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. SJSU is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and community benefit from multiple perspectives.

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.

Advertised: January 13, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled


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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