Asst. Professor – Medical Sociology with specialization in Latinx Communities

first_imgletter of interestcurriculum vitaestatement of teaching interests/philosophyresearch plansdiversity statementthree references with contact information Strong record of teaching excellence, teaching experience, anda record of serviceWillingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional,relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage andsupport historically underserved students.An understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion withinhigher education influence student participation and outcomes Responsibilities Department SummaryThe Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences(SISS) at San José State University invites applications fromscholars who study issues related to health in Latinx communitiesin the United States – including but not limited to – medicalsociology, the sociology of health and illness, socialepidemiology, ethnic disparities in health and health care access,public health policy, cross cultural issues in medical encounters,workplace health. Candidates are expected to teach and developcourses in their area of specialty and contribute to other relatedareas of the curriculum.The Department offers a BA degree program in Sociology(concentrations in Community Change, Social Interaction, Race andEthnic Studies, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality) and Minors inAsian American Studies, Sociology, Sociology of Education, andWomen, Gender & Sexuality Studies. With more than 700 majorsand 30 faculty members, SISS is a growing and vibrant departmentcommunity. Learn more about our department at Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date – August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents by February 1, 2021: Teaching and developing undergraduate courses in specialtyareas.Participation in General Education and program assessment.Maintaining an active research agenda and in service andgovernance activities.Participating in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committee and other service assignmentsappropriate to rank.Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs ofa student population of great diversity – in age, culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation –through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies andadvising. A doctorate in sociology or a related field from an accrediteduniversity by the start of the appointmentDemonstrated commitment to social scientific scholarship in theareas of Latinx communities and health related topicsA commitment to and demonstrated potential for teachingexcellence; research potential, demonstrated through peer reviewedpublications and presentationsExcellent communication and interpersonal skills.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivityto the educational goals of a multicultural population as mighthave been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching andother comparable experience. Inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair, Carlos E. Garcia( [email protected] ) orSearch Committee Chair, Megan Thiele ( [email protected] ).The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 29, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img

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