The College of Social Sciences (CoSS) at San José State University (SJSU) invites applications for a tenured faculty position, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, in the field of Native American Studies.
SJSU is located in a region that is home to the Muwekma Ohlone people and has the largest Intertribal Indian and indigenous Latin American population in the US. We currently enroll approximately 700 students who identify as Native American. SJSU offers a Native American Studies minor that is currently administered by the department of Anthropology. The minor includes courses in American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Chicana/o Studies, Communication Studies, History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies. With this position, SJSU is seeking an established scholar who has a vision for building an independent Native American program that is grounded in Ethnic Studies perspectives and practices, with the support of an institution and college committed to developing Native 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 the research and leadership contributions of SJSU's Ethnic Studies programs and departments. The ESC includes the Department of African American Studies, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and the Program of Asian American Studies; it serves as the nexus for Ethnic Studies faculty, student, and community collaboration at SJSU. The ESC supports Ethnic Studies curricular and co-curricular projects that address issues of settler colonialism, racial capitalism, immigration, and racialization, with a focus on the comparative histories and experiential knowledges 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; Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous peoples of Oceania and other nations; and Asian Americans. The ESC is also currently playing a key role in shaping the implementation of AB 1460, the CSU graduation requirement in Ethnic Studies.
SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action 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.
It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
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