Part-Time Lecturer Pool-Biological Sciences
Apply now Job no: 497152
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Jose
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part
Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences
The Biology Department at SJSU grants BA, BS, MA and MS degrees. More details
about the department can be found at https: // www. sjsu.edu/biology/.
Brief Description of Duties
We invite applications for a pool of part-time lecturers, should an opening
arise, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biology and related
fields. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on
the needs of the Department. The pool will remain in place for two calendar
years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must
reapply. We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach small to large
lecture courses as well as seminars, discussions, or laboratories.
Teaching areas include anatomy, botany, ecology, evolution, genetics, insect
biology, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology.
Excellence in teaching is expected. Positions start at the beginning of a
semester and appointments may be renewed based on department need, funding,
Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of
a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background,
ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive
course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning
Management System (LMS) , the official LMS provided for the SJSU
community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the
Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all
students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes.
You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.
Ph.D. in biology or related fields or equivalent is strongly recommended,
although an M.S. in biology with teaching experience would also be considered
for selected courses. Good oral and written communication skills, commitment
to student learning and team performance are required.
Applicants should demonstrate an 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.
Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment
considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective
bargaining agreement between California State University and California
Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order
in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure
line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
To commensurate with experience.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach
the following documents:
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are
qualified to teach
List of References
This serves to create a pool of applicants for lecturer positions. We review
applications on a rolling basis as teaching positions open up. Closing date is
Nov 2, 2022.
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant
percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is
for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM
students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American
and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of
our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university
is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility.
The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our
disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher
learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of
Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the
world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching,
research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address
the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus
California State University (CSU) system.
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: July 13, 2020 (10:35 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled