MAS SJSU: Cultural & Creative Expression Assist Prof


Mexican American Studies

Specialization: Cultural & Creative Expression
Job opening ID (JOID): 24219
RANK: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) 

Subject to Budgetary Approval

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required by the appointment start date with academic preparation in the humanities, arts or social sciences with an emphasis on Chicana/o Studies and Chicanx-Latinx communities. Required: 1) Experience in Chicanx-Latinx community research and engagement, 2) Demonstrated 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. Preferred: 1) Expertise in Cultural Production, Art, Performance Studies, Musicology, Folklore, Popular Culture, or other related areas, 2) Knowledge of curriculum development in Chicana/o Studies, 3) Evidence of both undergraduate and graduate mentoring, 4) Successful grant writing skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This professor will: 1) teach courses in Mexican American Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that align with the applicant’s training and interests; 2) provide leadership in the development of the Cultural and Creative Expression emphasis in the department; 3) support the development of the new undergraduate major through course development, advising, and the internship and capstone courses. 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 include developing and updating curricula, advising students, and serving on administrative and academic committees. The candidate must have experience and/or demonstrate the potential 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 advising.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: August 17, 2018

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and continue until position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, a statement of research plans, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information to:

Question may be directed to:
Professor Magdalena Barrera, Recruitment Committee Chair
Mexican American Studies Department
San José State University
1 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 major, and a Master’s degree. All three programs 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. 1,000,000), 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.

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