Assistant Professor/Assistant Director Sociology of Sport and Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods in the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change (ISSSSC)

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San José State University - San José, California POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Subject to Budgetary Approval Department: Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Job ID (JOID): 25244 Specialization: Sociology of Sport and Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods & Assistant Director in the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change (ISSSSC) Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Qualifications: Required qualifications for this position include a doctorate in sociology or a related field from an accredited university by the start of the appointment; training in sociology or related discipline with an emphasis in sport and quantitative or/and qualitative research methods; a commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; research potential, demonstrated through peer reviewed publications and presentations; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 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.  Preferred qualifications include a strong record of teaching excellence, experience teaching research methods and statistics, and a record of service. Administrative experience. Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in the sociology of sport and research methods, and develop courses in area of expertise. Other teaching related duties include General Education and program assessment. In addition, the successful applicant will serve as Assistant Director in the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change (ISSSSC). For this position the duties will include developing and maintaining a research agenda that is inclusive of sport, equity, and social justice; build relationships with scholars regionally, nationally, and internationally by attending conferences and academic forums. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda and participating in service and governance activities appropriate to rank. Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement. Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 13, 2020 Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.  Application Procedure:  For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 15, 2020 to Inquiries may be directed to: Department Chair, Carlos E. Garcia ( Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.  The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS) offers BA degree programs in Sociology (concentrations in Community Change, Social Interaction, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality); Minors in Asian American Studies, Sociology, Sociology of Education, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.  The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC) is dedicated to research, analysis and education at the intersection of sport and society. The ISSSSC honors SJSU’s legacy and continues the dialogue about athlete activism and the influence of sport in effecting positive social change. 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 fifth 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. 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. 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. The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available.  You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (
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San Jose, CA, USA