Job Opening ID (JOID): 24048
Rank: Associate or Full Professor (Department Chair)


Required: Earned doctorate in Education or a related field. Professional record at a level commensurate with tenure and advanced rank (associate or full), which includes an active record of scholarship in field of expertise, demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level, and institutional or community service.

Preferred: Experience leading a self-governing academic organization. Demonstrated record of program development within a college or university and in the broader K-12 community. Experience with California and/or national accreditation. Research experience relevant to K-12 public schools, including but not limited to multicultural education, teacher education, and/or teacher professional development. Experience teaching in public K-12 classrooms with culturally and linguistically diverse students and/or preparing teachers to work in such contexts. Demonstrated ability to seek and secure grant funding.

The Department of Teacher Education is especially interested in candidates whose research and scholarship focus is in areas of social justice; teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse settings; program development and school and community partnerships; and educational reforms serving low-income communities.

Chair the Department of Teacher Education. Participate in developing school/university partnerships. Participate in and take a leadership role in shared governance through Department, College, and University committee service, and in curriculum/program support and development. Manage activities related to program accreditation. Maintain scholarly activities commensurate with the position, including participation in scholarly associations at the regional, state, and national levels. Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

For full consideration, upload a cover letter, vita, a statement of leadership philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation by Monday, April 10, 2017.

To Apply:

Position remains open until filled. Finalists will be asked to submit additional materials for review, including but not limited to letters of recommendation, evidence of successful collaborative or leadership activities, teaching evaluations, and evidence of scholarly work.

Dr. Grinell Smith, Search Committee Chair
Department of Teacher Education
San Jose State University
San José, California 95192-0077

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San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located ont he 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.

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