Employment Opportunities


Full Time Tenure-Track Position  

Specialization: Science Education K-12 

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23799

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track 

Required Qualifications

*Earned doctorate in Science Education or related field by start of appointment

*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

*Three years of excellent K-12 teaching/supervision (or related) experience in K-12 schools working with English learners or students with special needs in the general classroom

*Strong knowledge of current research and best practices in the area of expertise

*Demonstrated potential or evidence of scholarship that would support tenure and promotion in the Department of Teacher Education (Lurie College of Education)

*Ability to employ a variety of teaching techniques and emerging technologies for instruction

*Ability to support and sustain collegial and collaborative relationships


Preferred Qualifications

*Valid credential in secondary science teaching

*Minimal level of education in a field of science (at the bachelor’s and/or master’s level)

*Familiarity with the California credentialing process and Next Generation Science Standards

*Proficiency in teaching credential and graduate-level courses

*Proficiency in facilitating professional development seminars and workshops for inservice teachers

*Bilingualism/biliteracy in one or more of the languages in the SJSU service area (e.g., Spanish) and English




 *Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in major/degree program, age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement

*Teach credential and graduate-level courses in the specialized area in both online and classroom environments as assigned

*Manage and support university supervisors in the Science Education Program (College of Science) who work with secondary teacher candidates and their mentors in a collaborative student teaching model *Supervise student field experiences

*Mentor and advise graduate students on their master’s-level project *Participate in committees and advise for the Science Education Program

*Engage in science education or related research *Obtain external grant funding for his or her research program and contribute to one’s field of expertise

* Participate in local, state, national, and/or international efforts to improve and strengthen K-12 science education programs

* Implement national and California teacher credential program standards

* Actively engage in teaching, research, and professional service at the department, college, and university levels

* Cultivate and maintain partner relationships with area school districts

* Participate in program development, assessment, and review to address state and national standards

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Starting Date: August 21, 2017

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Application Procedure: For full consideration, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts for all graduate degrees, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, a sample publication or manuscript that reflects the applicant’s scholarly work, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by November 1, 2016 at https://apply.interfolio.com/37025. Please include JOID on all correspondence.

Please direct questions to:

Ellen Metzger

Director, Science Education Program

San Jose State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0099

Part Time Teaching Opportunities

The Teacher Education Department is periodically in need of qualified part time lecturers to teach credential and MA courses or supervise student teachers.  Course descriptions can be viewed in the SJSU Catalog.  If you have a MA, PhD, or EdD in Education or a related field, please send your vita and letter of interest to Dr. Paul Casella at paul.cascella@sjsu.edu.