Lecturer Pool - African American Studies
- San José State University
- San José
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Geography
- Employment Type
- Part Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Job no: 504722
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Temporary, Part Time
AFAM offers an undergraduate major and 3 minor concentrations (African American Studies, Black Women’s Studies and African Studies). Additionally, AFAM offers a BA + Master of Arts in Teaching (4+1) degree in connection with the Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education Scholars program. This degree program is designed to prepare graduates to teach History, Social Science, and Ethnic Studies in California public high schools. Furthermore, AFAM is one of three departments at SJSU that offers courses under the new CSU Ethnic Studies requirement.
The department has five full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and seven part-time or full-time lecturers. AFAM faculty are trained in various disciplines with distinct community and research interests that contribute to a vibrant community of activist scholars.
The Department of African American Studies aims to provide students throughout the University with critical, interdisciplinary, and specialized knowledge about African and African American populations and its communities. Our curriculum, programming, and scholarship examines, explores, and engages the intellectual traditions within the African Diaspora from multiple perspectives—historical, cultural, philosophical, political, social, and theoretical—in service to its students and society.
We are always looking for qualified instructors who can teach lower-division survey courses (especially Area F - Ethnic Studies courses) and occasional upper-division (Masters required & PhD or applicable terminal degree preferred) or graduate-level courses (PhD or applicable terminal degree required) as well.
The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The Fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term begins mid-January and ends in mid-May.
Brief Description of Duties
The Department of African American Studies (AFAM) at San José State University invites highly qualified and motivated applicants for a pool of part-time teaching appointments.
The AFAM Department welcomes all forms of diversity including race, ethnicity, geography, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. AFAM invites applications from candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.
- Teach lower- and upper-division courses and serve weekly office hours based on assigned teaching unit load.
- The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience 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 advisement.
- Faculty shall organize all their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).
- All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester or term, in the mode assigned and listed in the schedule of classes (i.e., asynchronous, synchronous, bichronous, in-person, or hybrid).
- A Master’s degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline to teach lower-division courses.
- A Ph.D. degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline is required to teach upper-division courses.
- Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience at the college or university level and who can furnish evidence of excellence in teaching.
Salary Range - Commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, and courses you are qualified to teach
- List of 3 references with contact information
- Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)
This is a continuing open position.
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.
San José State enrolls more than 36,000 students — many 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 community can benefit from different and divergent cultural and identity perspectives.
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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.
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Advertised: March 18, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled
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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.
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