Assistant Professor - Global Humanities

Assistant Professor - Global Humanities


The Humanities Department at San José State University seeks an Assistant Professor for a full-time, tenure-track position in Global Humanities with primary teaching and coordinating responsibilities in the Humanities Honors Program. The position is part of an Ethnic Studies Education cluster hire. We highly encourage applicants with interdisciplinary training and specializations in any of the following areas to apply: ethnic studies, visual/cultural studies, and world cultures/human rights. Rank negotiable for more experienced candidates.


The Humanities Department is a prominent center for creative, interdisciplinary study and research on campus. It offers three B.A. Programs: a Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation B.A.; a Creative Arts B.A.; and a Humanities B.A., in which students pursue a concentration in American Studies, Liberal Arts, or Comparative Religious Studies. The Department is also home to two team-taught, multiple-semester General Education Programs: the lower-division American Cultures GE sequence and the Humanities Honors Program, which has both lower and upper-division Humanities Honors GE course sequences.


This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in launching a career at a teaching-centered institution that is a national leader in graduating historically underserved students. SJSU has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution) status. Moreover, 40% of our student population are first-generation college students and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, we rank #3 nationally in increasing student upward mobility.


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