San José State University
San José, California

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Specialization: World or Global Literature
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24724
Rank: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:
Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in World or Global Literature and an emerging record of peer-reviewed scholarship are required, along with a Ph.D. in English or related field of study by start of appointment, August, 2019. Preferred attributes include training in postcolonial or other theoretical approaches, film, digital humanities/pedagogies, and/or project-based learning. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience. Candidates with teaching experience engaging diverse students with a range of preparations for college with the written word are especially of interest.

Responsibilities:
Successful applicants would teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including, but not be limited to, courses in one or more of the literatures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and/or Oceania, major courses focused on literary analysis, and General Education courses. Participation in service at department, college, and university levels, including grading of graduate exams and service on masters-level thesis committees is required. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – 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 2019

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by November 5th at 5 PM to https://apply.interfolio.com/54078 . Questions may be directed to Professor Noelle Brada-Williams via english@sjsu.edu. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) designation; 40% of our student population are first-generation and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, we rank #4 nationally in increasing student upward mobility.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 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, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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.

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. The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)

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