Careers and Employment

Careers and Employment

By participating in SJSU’s vibrant and diverse campus life, university employees have the opportunity to do meaningful work that directly impacts their community and the world at large. Students and professionals: please join us as members of the staff, faculty or management.

The Perks of Working at SJSU

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FD&O staff member at the central plant.

Staff and Management Careers

Working at Silicon Valley's public university means joining a dynamic community that makes an impact both locally and globally. 

Faculty award winner, Melody Esfandiari.

Faculty Careers

SJSU offers a range of tenured/tenure-track and temporary faculty career opportunities. SJSU's world-class faculty combines research, scholarship and creative activity with industry or practical experience. 

Student workers during move in day.

Student Job Opportunities

From Work Study and student assistant positions to academic roles like teaching associates, graduate assistants and instructional support assistants, there are many ways for students to work on campus.

Work at an SJSU Auxiliary

Associated Students leadership.

Associated Students

Associated Students mission is to support and represent the students of San Jose State by continuing the organization’s legacy of student advocacy and leadership; to enhance SJSU students’ education through high-quality programs and services; and to prepare students as they move towards a thoughtful and purposeful life after graduation.

Research Foundation providing research opportunities.

Research Foundation

The Research Foundation manages more than $250 million in an active research grants portfolio that generates nearly $60 million in research-related expenditures annually. It also provides direct and/or indirect employment support to more than 1,500 individuals, including students, faculty and staff members, and research affiliates.

Spartan Eats employee serving food at the Student Union.

Spartan Eats

From serving students in the Commons to campus event catering, Spartan Eats supports the San Jose State community as its dining vendor.

The Student Union second floor lounge area.

Student Union, Inc.

Student Union, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation, that maintains three major campus facilities: the Diaz Compean Student Union, the Event Center at SJSU, and the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center.

Students holding up Spartans Supporting Spartans pennants.

Tower Foundation

Part of University Advancement, the Tower Foundation is SJSU's auxiliary organization dedicated solely to philanthropy. Tower assists with the development, investment, administration and banking of all SJSU philanthropic donations. 

Community and Business Partners

SJSU student at the career fair event.

Hire SJSU Talent

Learn how to sustain or expand your organization's workforce through the business-to-business services offered by the SJSU Career Center. 

Kinan Valdez photographed by Neal Waters.

Doing Business with SJSU

Interested in submitting a bid for products or services? SJSU Contracts and Purchasing Services is responsible for selecting the best source of goods and services for the university in compliance with a wide variety of accessibility, ethics, fair practices and other policies. 

SJSU is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity University

The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, disabled veteran's or Vietnam veteran's status. This policy applies to all San Jose State student and staff programs and activities.