Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. Anticipated hiring academic year annual salary range: $83,000-88,000. Faculty employee benefits are very competitive for the higher education sector. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.
Target Start Date: August, 2024
Application Deadline: February 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or closed.
San José State University Program of Asian American Studies (AAS), housed in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS), invites applications for an assistant professor position emphasizing community research and decolonizing methodologies. Responsibilities include teaching Asian American Studies courses, building the program’s curriculum, and helping to recruit for the AAS minor and B.A. degree.
Candidates should demonstrate how their research, teaching, and experience connect with decolonizing methodologies and community-based participatory research. The area of specialization within Asian American Studies is open. Candidates with scholarly and/or teaching expertise in one or more of the following are strongly encouraged to apply: Pacific Studies, Environmental Justice, Critical Southwest Asian and North African Studies, and/or South Asian Diasporic Studies. Candidate profiles should reflect the ability to help develop a curriculum around different fields in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences while at the same time seeking to maintain a commitment to activism and to the needs of our communities. Candidates should be able to apply critical, decolonial, and culturally sustaining methods to their instruction. The successful candidate will be interested in developing, managing, and strengthening cross-departmental partnerships and have a history of developing community-based projects and partnerships in higher education.
Additional professional responsibilities include research, scholarship and creative activity, and service to the University, profession, and community. These responsibilities generally include advising students, contributing to the development of the AAS program, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participating in traditional academic functions. Successful candidates will establish an on-campus presence at SJSU to fulfill their teaching and service responsibilities.
The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, including the programs of Asian American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Sociology, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, is part of the College of Social Sciences, which is committed to equitable and inclusive teaching and learning. The College sees faculty and student success as inextricably linked and strives to provide culturally-sustaining and academically-affirming approaches to supporting and engaging students and faculty. We provide opportunities for faculty development around asset-based, holistic student success and support scholarship of engagement that addresses issues that affect our campus and community. We strive to build leadership capacity and foster a culture of support and belonging for faculty, staff, and students.
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action 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.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
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