Open Rank Professor - School of Information
Apply now Job no: 504744
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-
Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science
Position Rank and Title: Open Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full)
School/Department Name: School of Information
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. See
Benefits Summary for details.
Application Deadline: 11/30/2021
Target Start Date: July 2022
First Review Date (or Closing Date): 12/01/2021
The School of Information at San José State University is recruiting five new
faculty with expertise in the following teaching and research areas:
Data Science, or Human Centered Cybersecurity, or UX Interaction Design
Digital Data, Information, and Records in a Changing Digital Environment.
Teaching and research should focus on how the changing formats of digital
records such as bots, blockchains, virtual and augmented realities, 3D
objects, mobile/social media have big implications for the quality,
reliability, authenticity ethics, responsibility, privacy, control,
transparency, accountability, transborder flow, preservation, and security
of records in these new formats. (2 positions)
Digital health/ Health Informatics/Health Information Systems. Teaching
and research should focus on issues of access, equity, and literacy to
health-related information within underserved and marginalized populations
especially Latinx communities. (1 position)
Collections access and management. Teaching and research should focus on
indigenous-oriented libraries, archives, cultural centers, and
organizations with special emphasis on Latinx and Native American
communities. (1 position)
The School of Information (SOI) offers three master's degree programs
(MLIS, MARA, Informatics), a newly launched undergraduate degree in
Information Science and Data Analytics, a Gateway PhD program with Manchester
Metropolitan University, a post-master's certificate program in library and
information science, an advanced certificate in the strategic management of
digital assets and services, and a Teacher Librarian credential program. The
programs serve over 2,300 students drawn from most of the 50 states, as well
as Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. All degrees and
certificates are delivered 100% online.
The School of Information 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.
Effective recruiting practices have resulted in an extremely diverse student
body In the School of Information. In 2019, SJSU ranked #1 for total
minorities receiving master's degrees in Diverse's library science category,
and #1 for Asian Americans, Hispanics, and African Americans. In support of
equity, inclusion, diversity, the School of Information has:
produced an important Webinar series on diversity and inclusion topics in
the LIS workplace, organized by the School's Diversity Committee;
formed its newest student group focused on serving Latino and Spanish
speaking communities. The REFORMA Student Group is only the second student
group of the REFORMA National Association.
an active First Generation student group
students who in general are very engaged in equity, diversity and
inclusion. In 2021 the School's ALA Student Chapter obtained a grant for a
book giveaway followed by a virtual book circle to discuss Sophia Thakur's
first book of poetry, Somebody Give This Heart a Pen (Candlewick,
All 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 SJSU Diversity Statement
Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be
An earned doctorate by start of appointment.
A record of scholarly and professional achievement.
Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals
of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural
study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the
educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student
population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training,
teaching, and other comparable experience.
Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
100% online teaching experience strongly preferred
The successful applicant will:
have teaching capabilities in at least one of the hiring areas listed above.
teach across all our programs
conduct research in at least one of the hiring areas listed above
participate in state, national, and international professional organizations
participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in
the United States.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach
the following documents:
letter of interest
statement of teaching interests/philosophy
three reference letters
Inquires may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Linda.Main@sjsu.edu
San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in
the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus
California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in
the West. The 2020 #1 Most Transformative University in the nation according
to Money Magazine, San José State is an essential partner in the economic,
cultural and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and
California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second
highest in research productivity in the CSU system. This cutting-edge
research, combined with its world-class scholarship, student-centered learning
opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to
provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and
Equal Employment Statement
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.
Advertised: September 13, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled