Faculty Recruiting

As the initial stage of SJSU’s multi-year effort to renew and broaden its commitment to diversifying the faculty, the 2017-2018 faculty searches will integrate diversity training earlier into the process, from the development of hiring requests and throughout each stage of recruitment. Specifically, the university will provide support to chairs to incorporate different aspects of diversity in their pre-planning for tenure-track hiring requests.

Research has shown that underrepresented students perform better in courses taught by diverse faculty. This is achieved for a variety of reasons, including relevancy of experiences and perspectives in translating conceptual ideas, inclusion in curricular content at macro and micro levels, higher use of interactive pedagogies, role-modeling and approachability.

2017-2018 Faculty Recruitment: Updated Process and Calendar (PDF)

More information: Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
Tower Hall 109, 408-924-7290 


Hiring Request Calendar

March-April Departments planning to submit proposals must attend Session A: “Promoting Faculty Diversity Through Hiring Proposals and Diversity Recruitment Plans.”
April 17 Requests for tenure-track hires due from chairs and directors to deans at noon.
April 28 Requests for tenure-track hires due from deans to provost at noon.
May 29 Chairs notified of approved recruitments.
May-October If line is approved, departments must attend Sessions B and C: “Best Practices for Screening and Interviewing Candidates” and “Faculty Affairs Policies and Procedures.”


Workshops and Training

Sessions are facilitated by Chief Diversity Officer Kathleen Wong(Lau) and the faculty-in-residence for diversifying the faculty, except where noted

For more details about each session, read the full descriptions of the session topics (PDF). 


Session A

"Promoting Faculty Diversity through Hiring Proposals
and Diversity Recruitment Plans"

RSVP for Session A

Date Time Location
Thursday, March 23 10:30 a.m.-noon SH 331
Wednesday, April 5 9-10:30 a.m.  SH 331
Friday, April 7 9-10:30 a.m.  TDB
Tuesday, April 11 3-4:30 p.m. SH 331
Wednesday, April 12 3-4:30 p.m. SH 331


Session B

"Best Practices for Screening and Interviewing Candidates"

RSVP for Session B

Date Time Location
Wednesday, May 17 10 a.m.-noon MLK 225
Tuesday, June 6 10 a.m.-noon TBD
Tuesday, Aug. 29 3-5 p.m. MLK 225
Wednesday, Sept. 6 3-5 p.m. MLK 225
Friday, Sept. 8 noon-2 p.m.  MLK 225
Monday, Sept. 11 noon-2 p.m.  MLK 225
Thursday, Sept. 14 9-11 a.m. MLK 225
Wednesday, Sept. 20 3-5 p.m. TBD
*Additional dates may be offered on an ad hoc basis for late-breaking or Spring 2018 approvals


Session C 

"Faculty Affairs Policies and Procedures"
(This session will be facilitated by AVP for Faculty Affairs Elna Green) 

RSVP for Session C 

Date Time Location
Tuesday, Sept. 5 2–3 p.m. ADM 222C
Thursday, Sept. 7 10–11 a.m. ADM 222C
Monday, Sept. 18 11 a.m.–noon ADM 222C
Wednesday, Sept. 20 10-11 a.m. ADM 222C
Friday, Sept. 22 1–2 p.m. ADM 222C
Monday, Sept. 25 12–1 p.m. ADM 222C
Monday, Oct. 2 10–11 a.m. ADM 222C
Tuesday, Oct. 3 9:30–10:30am ADM 222C
Thursday, Oct. 5 3–4 p.m. ADM 222C
Friday, Oct. 6 10–11 a.m. ADM 222C
Wednesday, Oct. 18 4–5 p.m. ADM 222C