Science Education Lecturer Pool

San Jose State University

United States

August 20, 2021


Science Education Lecturer Pool

Apply now Job no: 501831 Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer Location: San José Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

Department Summary

The Science Education Program at San José State University invites applications for a part-time lecturer position as a university supervisor to support preservice science teacher development. The Science Education Program is well positioned to meet the increasing demand for well-qualified and prepared science teachers in our community.

The program is led by an interdisciplinary team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognized for their commitment to the preparation and ongoing support of justice-centered, socially responsive secondary science teachers. Our faculty work on the transformation of undergraduate science courses and student learning experiences, and they engage in innovative science education research uniting the College of Science with the Lurie College of Education. Science Education offers a Master of Science degree in Science Education that can be done separately or in conjunction with the teaching credential.

Required Qualifications

A master's degree in any science or science education area or education focused field is required. We also require applicants to hold a valid teaching credential (California clear credential or another state's equivalent) and have 5 or more years of teaching experience. Applicants must be knowledgeable of the Next Generation Science Standards and active-based teaching practices. They should have the ability to teach and evaluate adult learners.


Supervisors support preservice teacher development primarily through observation, debriefs, formative and summative assessments and seminars. They play a critical role in coaching and evaluating teacher candidates, supporting mentor teachers in the field, and providing feedback to the Science Education Program and the Teacher Education Department. The work settings include middle and high school sites in the Bay area, online/hybrid settings and SJSU. The successful 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.

Technical Skills:

Technology is an integral part of supervision at SJSU. Here is a brief list of the kinds of technology use that is typical in a given semester: Zoom video conferencing, the Google suite of applications (e.g. docs, slides), Canvas Learning Management System, video and integrated annotation and feedback tools.

Conditional Appointment

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.

Salary Range - Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 2021

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

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (optional)
  • Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to teach
  • List of References
  • This is a continuing open position.

    Inquiries may be directed to the Program Director/Chair. Please direct questions to:

    Resa Kelly, Program Director/Chair Science Education Program

    The University

    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 third 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 gender perspectives.

    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.

    Additional Information

    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 20, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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