Preferred 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.
Karen Emmons was welcomed back to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at a festive reception held Nov. 2, 2016 in Kresge Cafeteria. Emmons, who began on Nov. 1 as professor and Dean for Academic Affairs, previously served as vice president for research and director of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute. She was a faculty member in Harvard Chan School’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences from 1994 to 2014, and from 2009 to 2013 was associate dean for research.Emmons has extensive research experience in health disparities and using community-based interventions to improve health equity, and recently was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Her work has focused on cancer prevention, tobacco control and smoking cessation, and translating health knowledge into improved health outcomes in under-resourced settings.Emmons said that while the position at Kaiser gave her the opportunity to grow professionally, she realized that “in my heart I am an academic nerd.” She decided to return to the School because “these are my people and this is where I thrive.” She added that she brings back with her new insights into working in complex environments in a spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration. Emmons also said that she was inspired by Kaiser’s efforts to leverage its resources in areas such as purchasing and human resources to improve the health of its employees and its community, and that she looks forward to engaging in conversations about potential initiatives in this area at Harvard Chan School. Read Full Story