Application: College-Level Faculty-in-Residence for Sustainability

Application:College-Level Faculty-in-Residence for Sustainability (.doc)

TO: All Faculty

FROM: Gerry Selter, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs & Katherine Cushing, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Sustainability

RE: College-Level Faculty-in-Residence for Sustainability

As part of the university's sustainability initiative for this academic year, the Office of President and the Provost's Office have established a college-level sustainability faculty-in-residence position at 0.20 reassigned time for the Spring 2010 semester. The major responsibilities of the Faculty-in-Residence appointed for the Spring 2010 academic semester will be twofold: 1) to work with their respective deans and college department chairs to develop draft short and long term sustainability strategies for undergraduate, graduate, professional degree, and certificate curriculum, and 2) to serve as a general resource for their college, the Office of the President, and the Academic Senate on sustainability issues related to curriculum, research, and co-curricular opportunities.

The creation of these appointments will assist the University in development of a Strategic Plan for Sustainability and improve access to sustainability across the curriculum by mentoring other faculty in integrating sustainability concepts into their courses. This team will make a vital contribution to establishing San Jose State as a regional leader in the field. The faculty-in-residence will report to the Sustainability Director in the Office of the President. They will be selected through mutual agreement between the college deans and the Sustainability Director. All faculty in the Colleges of Applied Sciences and the Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts, Science, and Social Sciences may apply. Questions about the program can be directed to Katherine Cushing (

The application deadline is noon, Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Candidates will be notified via phone and email by January 5, 2010.