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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences seeks to fill an Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Communicative Disorders and Sciences or closely related field by the time of the appointment. Area of specialization: Open. Preferred areas of specialization: Speech Science, Motor speech disorders, Dysphagia, Neurogenic language disorders, School-based issues.
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: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology, eligibility for California licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.

The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and may supervise students in specialty clinics. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage and support students in their research program. Participation in department, college and University service activities is expected. The 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.
The Department values scholarly research, pedagogical innovation, community engagement, and culturally responsive practice. The Department enrolls about 250 students in its B.A. and M.A. programs, houses the on-campus Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders (KACCD), and multiple faculty labs. For more information about the department, please visit

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 (CV), a statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by Friday, February 21st, 2020 to

Inquiries may be directed to: Dr. Nidhi Mahendra, Search Committee Chair, at or at 408.924.8161

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) 25317 on all correspondence.

Lurie College Statement for Faculty Searches 

The faculty, students, staff, alumni, and partners of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education are dedicated to creating meaningful, equitable, and inclusive learning experiences for our diverse community. We take an emancipatory stance in our teaching, research, and service activities. In collaboration with our partners across campus and in the community, we strive to make an impact by transforming our schools and shaping our society to become just and democratic. Our Lurie College family includes approximately 55 tenured / tenure-track faculty, 100 lecturers, 20 staff, and 1,800 students across seven different departments. We are looking for colleagues who are dedicated to critically engaging in their teaching and research, who see strength in the diversity of our student community, and who are committed to challenging themselves and the college as we seek to grow and strengthen our work.

San José State University enrolls over 33,000 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. 

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Additional Info

Contact Name : Nidhi Mahendra

Contact Address : San Jose State University, Department of Communicative Disorders & Sciences, 1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0079

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 408.924.8161

Instructions : Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) 25317 on all correspondence.

Application Deadline : 2/21/2020

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