The Aerospace Engineering Department at SJSU offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science (BSAE) and a Master of Science (MSAE) in Aerospace Engineering. Hands-on, project-based curricula and state-of-the-art pedagogy prepare our students for professional careers in aerospace engineering fields, such as aircraft and space systems research, design, development, testing, and integration. The Department has approximately 350 undergraduate and 80 graduate students.
Students in the MSAE Program can specialize in sustainable aviation concepts, aerospace structural design, astrodynamics, space systems engineering, hypersonics or propulsion. They have opportunities to work with AE faculty and NASA engineers to design, build, test, and launch microsatellites like the TechEdSat, participate in the design, building, and testing of our brand new hypersonic facility, learn how to use machine/deep learning for structural health monitoring, optimize spacecraft trajectories or explore the potential of electric and hybrid propulsion systems for general aviation, commuter, and large air transports. In addition, students can participate in exciting extra-curricular projects, such as the High-Altitude Rocket Project (HARP). MSAE students present their work in professional conferences such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech, the International Planetary Probe Workshop, and the International Symposium on Sustainable Aviation.
The Aerospace Engineering Department website is at: https://www.sjsu.edu/ae/
Brief Description of Duties
Lecturers are expected to teach their courses using student-centered pedagogies; collaborate with the Aerospace Engineering Assessment Coordinator to assess course and program learning outcomes, maintain office hours in accordance with University Policy, and cooperate with the Department to allow for regular peer-reviews of their teaching. Lecturers are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from Department Chair for clarification of University policies and department practices with respect to grading, testing, textbooks, office hours, curriculum goals, disability accommodations, academic integrity, etc.
Faculty are expected to organize their classes using 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.
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the needs of a student population with great diversity in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation and must be willing to meet these needs through inclusive course materials, research-based student-centered pedagogies in and outside the classroom.
• A Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering or closely related field is required to teach lower division undergraduate courses.
• A Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering or closely related field is required to teach upper division undergraduate as well as graduate courses.
• Knowledge of the subject matter in the area assigned for teaching demonstrated through relevant professional experience and/or a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or closely related field.
• Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.
• Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or 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 the California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA). These provisions state the Order of Work, according to which available courses are assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
Salary Range - To commensurate with experience.
This is a continuing open position. Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
• CV and list of references
• Cover letter with Statement of Teaching Philosophy and list of courses you are qualified to teach (visit AE department website at https://www.sjsu.edu/ae/ for course syllabi).
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 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 a public university in the heart of Silicon Valley, 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.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
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