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Assistant Professor, Human Rights and Legal Studies (tenure track)
San Jose, CA
Posted Aug 20, 2013 by San Jose State University
Category: Law and Legal Studies


Assistant Professor, Human Rights and Legal Studies
(tenure track)
Department of Justice Studies
San José State University

Job Opening ID Number (JOID): 22676

A Ph.D. in Criminology, Justice Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Policy, or a related field is required. Research in human rights, human rights struggles, and/or critical legal studies prefered. Applicants should have an established competence and an active research agenda in the field of human rights. They should also have interest in working to achieve human rights practice—however defined. Applicants should also have interest in helping to develop and expand the human rights program. Applicants should have 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.

The successful candidate must be able to teach in the core curriculum in both undergraduate and graduate Justice Studies courses (preferably but not limited to human rights and critical legal studies) as well as in the areas of specialization (normally 12 WTU/Semester). Responsibilities will include aiding in the development and expansion of the human rights program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Consideration of retention, tenure and promotion will be based upon effectiveness in academic assignment and on scholarly and/or professional achievements. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain quality teaching, develop and maintain an active research and publishing agenda, and to perform student advising and professional service to the university, community, and academic profession. The successful candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Starting Date:
August 21, 2014

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.

Application Procedures:
For full consideration, send letter of application, vita, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, transcript, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2013 to the address below. Please include Job Opening ID Number (JOID) on all correspondence: Dr. Alessandro De Giorgi, Vice Chair Department of Justice Studies, San José State University, One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0050; alessandro.degiorgi@sjsu.edu

About the Department
The Department of Justice
States.The department now prepares students for positions of responsibility and leadership in all aspects of the justice system. The B.S. degree enables students to be competent justice professionals in a technologically complex and culturally diverse society. All Studies has the distinction of being the first degree-granting program in criminal justice in the Unitedstudents must participate in a required internship program. We also offer a specialized B.S. degree with a concentration in biological or chemical forensics sciences. The Master’s degree prepares students for more advanced graduate study, and for managerial and research positions in the justice system. The department currently has 10 full time faculty, 15 lecturers and close to 750 majors. Faculty are expected to be excellent teachers and be actively engaged in research, professional organizations and university service. Please see visit our website for more information

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 945,942), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 29,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. 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 an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. 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.

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