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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tenture-track Assistant Professor in Mexican American Studies at San Jose State University

THE MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES Department at San Jose State University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to start August 21st, 2014. PhD required with academic preparation in the social sciences and/or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on Chicana/o Studies and Chicana/o-Latina/o communities and Policy Analysis and Development. Application deadline: October 4th, 2013.

Subject to Budgetary Approval
Mexican American Studies
Job opening ID (JOID):22643 RANK: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required with academic preparation in the social sciences and/or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on Chicana/o Studies and Chicana/o-Latina/o communities and Policy Analysis and Development. Required: 1.) Experience in Chicana/o-Latina/o community research and engagement, 2.) Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of multicultural populations, gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, or other comparable experience, 3.) Publications or strong potential for publications, and teaching experience appropriate to academic specialty in the area of policy. Preferred: 1.) Knowledge of curriculum development in Chicana/o studies, 2.) Evidence of both undergraduate and graduate mentoring, 3.) Successful grant-writing skills, 4) Expertise in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Policy.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This professor will: 1.) teach courses in Mexican American Studies at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the applicant's training and interests; 2.) foster applied interdisciplinary programs and partnerships with other departments at SJSU and other campuses; and, 3.) help to develop on-line curriculum. This work will involve crossing disciplines and active engagement with diverse groups and individuals. Scholarly and professional contributions are expected for tenure and promotion. Responsibilities also include developing and updating curricula and program, advising students, and serving on administrative and academic committees. The candidate must have and/or develop experience to address the needs of a diverse student population--in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation--through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
STARTING DATE: August 21, 2014
ELIGIBILITY: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 4, 2013 and continue until position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 4, 2013 to:
Professor Marcos Pizarro, Hiring Committee Chair
Mexican American Studies Department
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0118
Please include the Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Mexican American Studies Department offers an undergraduate minor and a Master's degree. Both the minor and graduate degree prepare students for careers in teaching, social services, policy, health care, government, and community service, as well as doctoral study in Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies and other academic fields. San José State University is California's
oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of the San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,006,892), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high technology research and development center. Many of California's popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls more than 30,000 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, student
and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives. SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU 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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