Assistant Professor - Structural Geology / Tectonics - Military Veterans
at San Jose State University
Position Rank and Title: Assistant Professor, Structural Geology/Tectonics
School/Department Name: Geology
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.
Target Start Date: August 17, 2023
Application Deadline: November 14, 2022 (Applications accepted until position is filled or closed)
The Department of Geology at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in any area of Structural Geology/Tectonics (e.g., tectonic evolution of orogens, structural analysis of basins, arcs, subduction complexes, and fault and/or shear zone processes). Scholars with expertise in field and other observational or analytical techniques (e.g., geochronology, remote sensing) are especially welcome to apply.
Our department has strengths in active tectonics, applied geology, and field geology. We are seeking a dynamic individual to join a collegial department that values diversity in the teaching and research environment. Faculty and students pursuing their coursework and research benefit from San Jose State’s location along the active Pacific-North American plate boundary and near many significant geological features, like the Coast Ranges, San Andreas Fault system, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We are particularly proud of our success at providing rewarding pathways for our graduates. Some go on to pursue higher degrees at top universities while others pursue careers in the private sector; many obtain professional licensure. More information on the department can be found at https://www.sjsu.edu/geology/.
The Department of Geology and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and 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 the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.
- Ph.D. degree in the Geosciences/Earth Sciences
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
- Postdoctoral experience
- A record of obtaining extramural funding
- A record of excellence in teaching or evidence of promise for excellence in teaching
- Previous experience with mentoring undergraduates and/or graduate students, especially those from historically underserved backgrounds
- Teaching courses in Structural Geology, Tectonics, and Field Geology (Field Camp)
- Teaching and curricular development of undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise
- Teaching non-majors courses (General Education)
- Research involving undergraduate and graduate students
- Applying for external funding to support research activities
- The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
- The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in 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.
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.
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.
Select Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- letter of interest
- curriculum vitae
- a two-page diversity statement of the candidate’s experience and/or future plans to promote equity and inclusion (for example, through novel teaching and research experiences)
- two-page statement of teaching interests and experience
- two-page statement describing the candidate’s plans to engage undergraduate and MS students in research
- three references we may contact for letters of recommendation
Inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Jonathan Miller at email@example.com
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization and booster shots against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which 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 employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative 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 leading transformative educational institution, San José State is an essential partner in the technological, economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, world-class scholarship, student-centered learning, diverse communities, and commitment to social justice, allow SJSU to provide life-changing opportunities and advance the public good locally and globally.
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San Jose, CA
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.