The Aviation and Technology Department at San Jose State University offers BS Aviation. The department also offers a Master of Science in Quality Assurance (MSQA) for those students wishing to pursue a graduate level degree.
The Aviation Program offers four (4) options, namely, Professional Flight (Pilots), Aviation Management (Management), Flight Operations (Operations), and Maintenance Management (Maintenance). The Department enrollment consists of 270 students.
The Aviation Program's Flight Simulation Lab is equipped with over 10 simulators and enjoys access to the County's Reid-Hillview Airport with a 10,000 SF hangar, classrooms, laboratories, and offices.
Students in both Aviation and Technology Programs are able to gain internship and earn credit (Avia 195 and Tech 195). Undergraduate students are highly encouraged to sign up for individual research working with department faculty to build experience in carrying out research as a motivation to pursue graduate studies (Avia 180 and Tech 180).
The Department relies on its own students to take leads in supervising laboratory sessions, and assist faculty in laboratory development and grading.
Please check out department website at: https://www.sjsu.edu/avtech/
Brief Description of Duties
Lecturers are expected to work with the Department Chair and Course Coordinators to develop their courses materials to teach courses effectively; to maintain appropriate office hours in accordance with University Policy; and to cooperate with the department in the peer-review process. 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.
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.
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.
• Depending on the program to teach courses in, PhD and MS degrees in the field or related areas are required. Under exceptional cases, a BS degree with several years of experience would suffice the requirement. Industry experience is highly desirable.
• Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned.
• Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.
• 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.
Salary Range Salary 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 website at www.sjsu.edu/AvTech)
San José State University enrolls over 34,000 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 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.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
San Jose, California