San Jose State University

Job Title

Open Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full) Tenure Track Faculty


School of Information


Opening Date: 09/14/2021
Closing Date:  11/30/2021

Job Description

The School of Information at San Jose State University is recruiting five new faculty with expertise in the following teaching and research areas:

  • Data Science, or Human Centered Cybersecurity, or UX Interaction Design. (1 position)
  • Digital Data, Information, and Records in a Changing Digital Environment. Teaching and research should focus on how the changing formats of digital records such as bots, blockchains, virtual and augmented realities, 3D objects, mobile/social media have big implications for the quality, reliability, authenticity ethics, responsibility, privacy, control, transparency, accountability, transborder flow, preservation, and security of records in these new formats. (2 positions)
  • Digital health/ Health Informatics/Health Information Systems. Teaching and research should focus on issues of access, equity, and literacy to health-related information within underserved and marginalized populations especially Latinx communities. (1 position)
  • Collections Access and Management. Teaching and research should focus on indigenous-oriented libraries, archives, cultural centers, and organizations with special emphasis on Latinx and Native American communities. (1 position)

Job Duties

The successful applicant will:

  • have teaching capabilities in at least one of the hiring areas listed above
  • teach across all our programs
  • conduct research in at least one of the hiring areas listed above
  • participate in state, national, and international professional organizations
  • participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments
  • 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


  • An earned doctorate by start of appointment
  • A record of scholarly and professional achievement
  • 100% online teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience

Supplementation Information

The School of Information (SOI) offers three master’s degree programs (MLIS, MARA, Informatics), a newly launched undergraduate degree in Information Science and Data Analytics, a Gateway PhD program with Manchester Metropolitan University, a post-master’s certificate program in library and information science, an advanced certificate in the strategic management of digital assets and services, and a Teacher Librarian credential program. The programs serve over 2,300 students drawn from most of the 50 states, as well as Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. All degrees and certificates are delivered 100% online. 

The School of Information 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.

How to Apply

Please submit your application at

Attach the following documents:

  1. letter of interest
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. diversity statement
  4. statement of teaching interest/philosophy
  5. research plans
  6. three reference letters

Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: [email protected]

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