Associate or Full Professor – Native American Studies

first_imgPreferred Qualifications Responsibilities Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date – August 2021.Eligibility – 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: Experience working in collaboration with California NativeAmerican communities or First Nations or Native Americannations.Experience with program leadership and curriculardevelopment.Knowledge of disciplinary trends in the fields of one or moreof the departments in the College of Social Sciences regardingissues that center on Ethnic Studies or Native Americanstudies.Experience working with curriculum relevant to the CSU EthnicStudies graduation requirement outlined in California Assembly Bill 1460 . Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Libra Hilde( [email protected]). The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. The Universityis committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so ourdisciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multipleethnic 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: December 15, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Ph.D. in Native American Studies or any field of study in theCollege of Social Sciences (African American Studies, Anthropology,Chicana and Chicano Studies, Communication Studies, Economics,Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Political Science,Psychology, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Studies, andUrban and Regional Planning), or other related field with aSpecialization in Native or Indigenous Studies.Teaching and mentoring experiences and a scholarship record inNative American Studies that is appropriate for an Associate orFull Professor appointment.Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educationalgoals of a multicultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparableexperience. Department SummaryThe College of Social Sciences (CoSS) at San José State University(SJSU) invites applications for a tenured faculty position, at therank of Associate or Full Professor, in the field of NativeAmerican Studies.SJSU is located in a region that is home to the Muwekma Ohlonepeople and has the largest Intertribal Indian and indigenous LatinAmerican population in the US. We currently enroll approximately700 students who identify as Native American. SJSU offers a NativeAmerican Studies minor that is currently administered by thedepartment of Anthropology. The minor includes courses in AmericanStudies, Anthropology, Art, Chicana/o Studies, CommunicationStudies, History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies. With thisposition, SJSU is seeking an established scholar who has a visionfor building an independent Native American program that isgrounded in Ethnic Studies perspectives and practices, with thesupport of an institution and college committed to developingNative American Studies.SJSU and CoSS are committed to growing Ethnic Studies more broadly.In 2018, CoSS launched the Ethnic Studies Collaborative (ESC),bringing together faculty, staff, and students to highlight theresearch and leadership contributions of SJSU’s Ethnic Studiesprograms and departments. The ESC includes the Department ofAfrican American Studies, Department of Chicana and ChicanoStudies, and the Program of Asian American Studies; it serves asthe nexus for Ethnic Studies faculty, student, and communitycollaboration at SJSU. The ESC supports Ethnic Studies curricularand co-curricular projects that address issues of settlercolonialism, racial capitalism, immigration, and racialization,with a focus on the comparative histories and experientialknowledges of marginalized racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.,including but not limited to Native Americans/American Indians;Black and African Americans; Chicanxs and Latinxs; NativeHawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous peoples of Oceania andother nations; and Asian Americans. The ESC is also currentlyplaying a key role in shaping the implementation of AB 1460, theCSU graduation requirement in Ethnic Studies.This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interestedin a career at a teaching-centered institution that is a nationalleader in graduating historically underserved students. SJSU hasachieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI(Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-ServingInstitution) status. Moreover, 40% of our student population arefirst-generation and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, we rankthird nationally in increasing student upward mobility.The successful candidate will be appointed in any of the twelvedepartments in the College of Social Sciences contingent ondisciplinary focus and in consultation with the candidate. Thisposition is one of several faculty searches this year at bothsenior and junior levels across African American Studies, AsianAmerican Studies, and Chicana and Chicano Studies. These incomingfaculty will join a community of current Ethnic Studies faculty whoare engaging in innovative pedagogies, producing community-centeredresearch, and transforming SJSU through their campusleadership.For further information see a description of departments andactivities in the College of SocialSciences and the Ethnic Studies Collaborative , and our current curriculum forthe undergraduate minor program in Native American Studies .Required Qualifications letter of interestcurriculum vitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages) thatdescribes what role faculty play in student successStatement of research plans (2 pages) that addresses therelationship of research activities to the classroom andteachingDiversity statement (2 pages) that discusses best strategiesfor supporting historically marginalized studentsThree references with contact information Participate in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committee and other serviceassignments.Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding thestrengths and needs of a student population of great diversity – inage, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advising .Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarship,and/or creative activities, as well as other professionalengagement.Contribute to curriculum development for the University EthnicStudies requirement, and lead the development of a new NativeAmerican/American Indian Studies program, with a goal ofestablishing an autonomous department.Contribute to an interdisciplinary Ethnic StudiesCollaborative.last_img read more

Lending crackdown expected as property investors surge 27.5pc

first_imgInvestors have overwhelmingly targeted the established housing market. Picture: Taylor AdamFRESH alarm bells have begun ringing after property investors surged a whopping 27.5 per cent in latest data.The latest CoreLogic Property Pulse said January housing finance data showed investors committed to a total $13.8b in finance for investment properties, a 4.2 per cent rise overthe month but a massive 27.5 per cent surge year-on-year.The year-on-year rise was the largest annual increase since August 2014, according to CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher. Cameron Kusher CoreLogic research analystMr Kusher said there was a clear bias towards established homes by investors, with $1.2b in commitments for new construction compared to $12.6b for established housing stock over the month.He said at the end of January there was $572.2b in investor credit outstanding to Australian lenders.“This figure accounted for 34.9 per cent of all housing credit outstanding ($1.637 trillion) and 21.5 per cent of total outstanding credit. This shows a significant rise in investor housing credit, in fact, two decades ago investor credit represented 21.8 per cent of total housing credit and 8.7 per cent of all credit.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoSubstantial rises in dwelling values in Sydney and Melbourne have set off a flood of investment buying from homeowners there.“In fact, the value of investor housing finance commitments in January 2017 was just -5.3 per cent lower than its historic peak in April 2015.”He said in coming months there was expected to be “further tightening of lending policies to investors” which should see “a moderate slowing of demand from the investment segment, at least temporarily like we saw in mid-2015 and early 2016”.Much of the investment rise was coming off property owners in Sydney and Melbourne who were awash with equity.“With the substantial increase in dwelling values in Sydney and Melbourne over recent years, homeowners are able to use the equity in their principal place of residence to purchase investment properties,” Mr Kusher said. “However, while investor activity is rising, the proportion of total housing finance commitments to owner occupier first home buyers is at a historic low.”last_img read more

Soldado: No easy games

first_img Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson does have one eye on the league standings and has urged his team-mates to continue picking up points so they are challenging for Champions League positions at the business end of the campaign. “As long as we’re in the top four we’re quite happy,” he told Tottenham’s official website. “We want to be in there at the end of the season and we just need to keep winning games and keep picking up three points. “It is important after the draw against Everton that we continue to pick up points.” Spurs go into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol which saw them qualify from their Europa League group. Villas-Boas made eight changes for the European tie but a number of players, including Soldado, are expected to return to the starting line-up against Newcastle. One player who definitely will start is goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Villas-Boas was criticised in some quarters for keeping the France captain on the pitch at Everton after he was knocked unconscious following a collision with Romelu Lukaku. But the Portuguese manager defended his decision and confirmed Lloris will return on Sunday having sat out the Europa League success on Thursday evening. “We watched their game against Chelsea,” he said. “In the first half, they defended well and then attacked more in the second half. It was a good win for them. I’m sure it will be a good match on Sunday. “I think Newcastle will be quite confident and it won’t be an easy match for us.” Summer signing Soldado has yet to fully adapt to the Barclays Premier League but he has struck three match-winning penalties already this season. Spurs have found it a challenge to break teams down at White Hart Lane as the majority of visitors look to shut up shop in an attempt to stifle the wealth of attacking options available to manager Andre Villas-Boas. Soldado’s late penalty winner against Hull in their last home game was such an occasion and, despite Spurs currently sitting in the top four, the former Valencia forward is taking nothing for granted. “You don’t focus on where teams are in the league, you just go out and give 100 per cent in every match,” he said. “It doesn’t matter where teams are in the league, they give everything. There are no easy matches in the Premier League. “If we manage to win, we’ll continue to make progress and build on the draw at Everton.” Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is wary of facing a Newcastle side high on morale following their recent victory over Chelsea. Press Association The Magpies recorded a 2-0 win at home to Jose Mourinho’s side last weekend and deservedly collected three points from a difficult fixture, with Tottenham held to a goalless draw at Everton. Now Newcastle travel to face Spurs at White Hart Lane on Sunday with Soldado aware that Alan Pardew’s men will have momentum on their side. last_img read more

Wisconsin looks to carry momentum into mid-week matchup

first_imgUsing their prolific and relentless offense, the No. 3 Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team looks to win again Wednesday evening against conference rival Minnesota State. The Badgers, who are 8-1, have been rolling over opponents all season and have won eight games in a row. The offense has been the key to the Badgers success all season, with the team averaging a lofty 4.3 goals per game. The offensive attack has also made things easy for the defense, as the their fore-checking keeps the puck in the opponent’s zone for much of every game. This has resulted in having just 14 goals scored against the Badgers all season.Junior forward and assistant captain Sara Bauer, who was named WCHA offensive player of the week, leads this offensive attack. Bauer scored six points in last weekend’s sweep of St. Cloud State, and had four points in Friday’s victory. She also scored a hat trick last season against the Mavericks in February.The line of team captain Sharon Cole, Bauer and forward Jinelle Zaugg produced five goals and five assists in the series. The line has been performing well all season, with Cole and Bauer displaying incredible on ice chemistry and Zaugg using her size to camp in front of the opponent’s goal and collect rebounds.”We just need to play the best hockey we can,” Cole said. “We’re doing a good job of working together, moving the puck and moving our feet. Our communication is getting better … if we continue do what we have been, we’ll do well.”The Badgers will look to continue this trend Wednesday against Minnesota State, a team the Badgers have already conquered. Wisconsin holds an all-time record of 24-0-1 against the Mavericks.Head coach Mark Johnson stated he was not worried about a letdown.”One of our mottos is we try to play well no matter who we’re playing,” Johnson said. “If you’re playing a series against one of the top teams in the country it might be easier to get up for. But if you’re a good team and you have good leadership in the locker room, you can get yourself for every game.”The Badgers defeated the Mavericks by a score of 4-1 in Mankato on Oct. 21. The second game was cancelled due to a burst water main near the arena. This mid-week game is a rarity for Johnson’s squad.”The tough part about tomorrow’s game will be playing mid-week,” Johnson said. “It throws the players off their routine and throws the whole team off. That will be the toughest challenge.”The Badgers must look out for the Mavericks’ two best offensive players, freshmen forwards Maggie Fisher and Felicia Nelson. Fisher has 10 points on the season with eight goals and two assists while Nelson has five goals and two assists.The Mavericks do have a relatively low scoring offensive attack, but their defense only allows a few goals to slip by. Minnesota State has allowed just 17 goals in nine games this season.As the Badgers have done so well in previous games, they will look to control the puck in the Mavericks zone and wear down the defense. The Mavericks’ goaltender Brit Kehler will likely face a high number of shots, as Wisconsin has peppered the opposing goalkeeper with a multitude of shots in most games this season. The Badgers out shot St. Cloud State 75-49 this past weekend at the Kohl Center and put 68 shots on goal in just one game against Vermont earlier in October.It is unclear who will start Wednesday’s game in goal, with Meghan Horras and Christine Dufour splitting every series so far this season. It is a possibility that freshman goaltender Jessie Vetter may get the nod for her first start of the season.This game will be the first in many away from the Kohl Center. The Badgers will play six series on the road and will not play at the Kohl Center again until Jan. 20. Despite being away from the Kohl Center, Johnson isn’t concerned.”It (the long road trip) is broken up by the holidays, so that’s OK,” Johnson said. “If you want to do anything in this league, you have to win on the road. I just look at it as another game day, but sometimes you have to get on a bus or get on a plane.”The Badgers will play at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.last_img read more

Former football coach Steve Sarkisian loses $30 million lawsuit against USC

first_imgFormer USC head coach Steve Sarkisian lost in his $30 million wrongful termination suit against the University. Before the fall · Sarkisian heads a USC football practice before he was released after multiple incidents related to his alcohol problems | Daily Trojan file photoEarlier this week, an arbitration hearing held in Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled against Sarkisian, the current Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator. He has since said he will no longer pursue the matter.“I am disappointed in the decision, but we will respect it and move on,” said Sarkisian in a statement, according to the Los Angeles Times. Sarkisian was terminated by USC in 2015 after repeated instances of drunken behavior. Prior to the 2015 season, he was caught on video slurring his words and saying multiple expletives at a booster event. Later in the season, he was allegedly intoxicated during various team meetings, practices and even games. Former Athletic Director Pat Haden fired Sarkisian in October 2015, naming Clay Helton as the interim head coach. In his lawsuit, Sarkisian alleged that USC did not allow him time to undergo treatment for alcoholism, prior to his ouster. He said he was going through a divorce at the time. “Instead of supporting its head coach, Steve Sarkisian, when he needed its help the most, USC kicked him to the curb,” read his complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court a couple of months after his termination. In the case, Sarkisian aimed to receive the outlying $12.6 million from his original contract. He sued USC on the basis he was fired over a disability. However, those allegations were shot down in the arbitration hearing. Per Deadspin, the hearing concluded that he was terminated over his detrimental behavior related to alcoholism, ruling it a “failure to control a controllable disability.” “We are pleased that the arbitration has reached its rightful conclusion and we wish Steve Sarkisian well,” USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann said in a statement.After his exit from USC, Sarkisian was hired as an offensive analyst at Alabama in 2016. He coached their offense in the 2017 National Championship game. He is entering his second season as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator. Prior to his short-lived tenure as Trojans’ head coach, Sarkisian was head coach at Washington from 2009-13. He has a long history with USC, also working as an assistant under Pete Carroll from 2001-2008.last_img read more