Subject Area Coordinator for Social Science

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Jose
  • San Jose, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Public Health Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Department Summary

The Department of History at San José State University is a vibrant center of learning for nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate History majors, plus hundreds more undergraduate students enrolled in History survey courses that fulfill General Education and American Institutions graduation requirements. The department has nine full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and fourteen part-time or full-time lecturers. We offer courses that cover most of the world and all periods of time.

Learn more about our department at https://

The Social Science Teacher Preparation Program in SJSU’s Department of History offers upper- division undergraduate courses that are intended for future K-12 teachers. The courses are designed to prepare students with the content knowledge and grade-level specific pedagogical strategies they will need to teach in California public school classrooms. The History Department works with the College of Education/Teacher Preparation Department to coordinate the applications, courses, and student teaching supervision for graduates receiving a single subject teaching credential in Social Science.

Learn more about or program at https://

Brief Description of Duties

SJSU’s History Department invites highly qualified and motivated applicants to apply for a position as

Subject Area Coordinator for Social Science. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assess subject matter competency, providing feedback on how to attain subject matter competency, and re-check subject matter competency of all subject-area applicants to the program and in the credential program.
  • Interview and conduct initial credential program advising with all subject-area applicants to the program.
  • Work with the Field Placement Coordinator in the College of Education to vet potential mentor teachers, make placements for teacher candidates, and monitor their progress.
  • Collaborate with the History Department & College of Education Field Office to plan supervision loads.
  • Collaborate with the College of Education Field Office to address any issues that arise for teacher candidates, supervisors, and/or mentor teachers in the field and if necessary, develop improvement or remediation plans for teacher candidates.
  • Attend monthly meetings of the Single Subject Credential Program, including preparation and presentation of related tasks.
  • Work with the College of Education Program Advisor and TED Chair to develop and implement new policies, procedures, curriculum, and assessments particularly as they relate to methods coursework, supervision of teacher candidates, and CalTPA.
  • Recruit, hire, and retain instructors for supervision, seminar/colloquium, and methods. Manage supervisors, including workload assignments, monitoring work, and writing evaluations.
  • Meet with supervisors regularly to calibrate on supervision duties such as preparing for formative and summative assessments and /or offering professional development.
  • Keep up-to-date on trends and issues relevant to the subject area and credential program (e.g., changes in laws, CCTC initiatives, CalTPA, etc.).
  • Teach weekly/bi-weekly Student Teaching Seminar class for Phase 2 candidates.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and address the needs of a student population of great diversity- including 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.
  • All faculty shall organize all their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).
  • All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester or term, in the mode assigned and listed in the schedule of classes (i.e., asynchronous, synchronous, bichronous, in-person, or hybrid).

Required Qualifications

  • MA in History or Education (Social Science emphasis) or Teaching (Social Science emphasis).
  • Minimum five years of History/Social Science teaching experience in California, grades 4-12.
  • Evidence of a teaching philosophy that embraces current history education pedagogical strategies related to anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and culturally relevant teaching.
  • Experience with the Canvas learning management system required.
  • Ability to teach and evaluate adult learners. 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in History or Ed.D. in Education (Social Science emphasis).
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level (community college, 4-year college, or university).


Compensation and salary range placement are determined by qualifications and experience. To learn more about range placement, please see University Policy S21-2 .

Anticipated starting salary:

L-A / Range 2 - $5007 - $5675
L-B / Range 3 - $5925 - $7125
L-C / Range 4 - $6500 - $8982
L-D / Range 5 - $8184 - $9854

Range salaries above are the anticipated monthly salary rate of full-time AY faculty--part-time rates are prorated. There are 6 monthly payments per semester (full-time AY annual salary = rate x 12). See the Faculty Salary Schedule for more information.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of at least three (3) or as many as five (5) references
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Employment Conditions

Faculty employees must complete CSU employee training as assigned and required based on their role (e.g., preventing discrimination and harassment, gender equity and Title IX, health and safety).

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, the faculty member in this position will subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). Individuals designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and to complete Clery Act training as determined by the University Clery Director. Questions regarding CSA designation and training can be sent to the Clery Director at The President may recommend or require compliance with safety measures that decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue.

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California and requires commuting to the campus. Employment is contingent upon US residence and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are conditional, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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 in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley-one of the most innovative and diverse 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. Recognized as a national leader in transformative higher education, San José State University is an essential contributor to the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU ranks high nationally in research funding and is second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, combined with 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 globally.

San José State enrolls more than 36,000 students - many are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an 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 community can benefit from different and divergent cultural and identity perspectives.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. 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.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https:// The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https:// The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Advertised: Jan 17 2024 Pacific Standard Time
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