Position Rank and Title : Assistant or Associate Professor
School / Department Name : School of Social Work
Compensation : Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the . See for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.
Target Start Date : August 2022
Application Deadline : Position open until filled. Review of applications will start January 24, 2022 for those who have submitted all the required documents.
at San José State University seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position in generalist and advanced generalist social work practice with diverse populations with a particular focus on Latinx / a / o communities.
Candidates with a specialization in any of the following curriculum areas are encouraged to apply : advanced practice, psychopharmacology, substance use, children / adolescents / families, or communities and macro work.
Also, experts in health equity, modes of service delivery (e.g., telehealth), gun violence, or crisis / disaster response would add to our faculty team.
Given our Transcultural Perspective and mission focusing on serving marginalized and oppressed populations, as well as history of community-partnered applied research and practice, and interprofessional engagement, we are seeking candidates with experience and research agenda relevant to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This position is one of several recruitments focused on Latinx / a / o experiences across campus, including fields such as Educational Counseling, English and Comparative Literature, Journalism and Mass Communications, School of Information, the School of Management, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, and more.
This is one of two searches in Social Work; the other is for a generalist and advanced generalist Assistant Professor.
The School of Social Work and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.
SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients.
SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution.
The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni.
As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and / or service.
We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at , along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.
Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following :
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Inquiries may be directed to : Dr. Peter Allen Lee, Director and Professor, School of Social Work :
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment.
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and / or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.
Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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