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Art and Art History Lecturer Pool - Art Education and On-site Supervisor of Student Teachers - Military Veterans

at San Jose State University


Department Summary

The Department of Art and Art History, founded in 1911, offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). What we offer to prospective students: award-winning faculty and outstanding technical and administrative staff; a "best-in-the-west" combination of facilities for making, exhibiting, and researching art across many media; commitment to creative and critical thinking; opportunities to practice innovation across media; and a friendly and supportive community.

Brief Description of Duties

The Department of Art and Art History at San José State University is searching for part-time faculty for the studio/seminar lecturer position to teach a range of courses in studio art and theories of art education to students in the BA Art—Preparation for Teaching major and to others interested in art education. Course materials, teaching strategies and advisement must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation. Department lecturers are also required to participate in 1-2 faculty meetings per semester and provide assessment data and information to the department.

The on-site supervisor of single subject credential candidates in Art travels to school sites where each student teacher has been placed, ordinarily in Santa Clara or Santa Cruz counties. The supervisor will also be available for seminars and overview sessions held on the SJSU campus. Specific responsibilities include: 1) attend CalTPA (California Teaching Performance Assessment) overview session; 2) participate in 2 supervisors’ meetings each semester; 3) observe and submit observation reports for each student teacher/intern a minimum of 6 times per semester; 4) guide student teachers regarding the timing of their CalTPA teaching events; mediate and facilitate communication between student teachers and mentor teachers, including procedures to be followed regarding improvement plans and dismissal from placement; 6) submit Formative and Summative Evaluations to Subject Area Advisor; 9) attend supervisor/mentor teacher trainings or professional development workshops offered through the Single Subject Credential Program. Mileage costs for travel to the school sites are reimbursed by the Department of Teacher Education.

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.

Required Qualifications

Master of Arts degree in Art Education or equivalent degree. A lecturer in Art Education must hold or qualified to hold a California Single Subject Credential in Art. At least two years teaching art in K-12 public schools. The Art Education studio/seminar course instructor must have a demonstrated ability to teach all levels of Art Education classes to art education undergraduates and other students. The position(s) require thorough knowledge of single subject credentialing requirements for elementary and secondary art teachers in the state of California. Strong working knowledge of the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2019) and the California Arts Education Framework for Public Schools Transitional kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2020) application to the development of curriculum. Knowledge of the theoretical and practical constraints and possibilities of classroom teaching. The successful candidate(s) will have command of image making and visual exploration using traditional and digital media arts as well as a demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues in a multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary environment.

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.

Conditional Appointment

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 – To commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • Contact information for three references
  • 10 examples of student work with reflection on that work, a variety of unit/lessons plans (including scope and sequence of semester plan), student handouts and assessment criteria

SJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool of temporary lecturers. To be considered for Spring 2021 courses, application must be received by December 15, 2020.

The University

San José State University enrolls over 35,700 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 third 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.

Additional Information

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.

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

San Jose State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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