Tenure Track Faculty - Public Administration

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Public Administration
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Public Policy & Admin
Hiring Department Summary

The Department of Public Policy and Administration (PPA) is a separate unit within the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at Sacramento State, focusing on professional training for graduate students. Our core academic program is a Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA), as well as a Master of Science in Urban Land Development (MSULD). Additionally, we offer a Certificate in Collaborative Governance for matriculated graduate students. We also participate in, or affiliate with, the Doctorate in Educational Leadership degree, Judicial Administration Certificate Program, executive and judicial administration branches of the Capital Fellows Programs, and Education Insights Center. The mission of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at the “Capital Campus” of Sacramento State is to prepare future leaders to address the complex issues that face California. We serve the State and the Sacramento Region by developing leaders with strong analytical tools and a deep commitment to public service. We are excited to be part of a new Downtown School of Public Affairs that will open in the 2017/18 academic year.

The position is for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the PPA Department, focused on public administration and management. The PPA Department is student-centered. Thus, faculty focus on developing engaging curricula that include project-based work and application to current policy issues in California. Additionally courses are taught evenings and weekends to accommodate students who are full time working professionals. Our curriculum is evidence-based, with a strong focus on ensuring that students leave the program with the ability to: (1) synthesize, analyze, and offer solutions; (2) apply knowledge and skills in a professional setting; and (3) recognize the role of profession in society.

Essential Duties

• Teach the PPA Department’s two core master’s level courses in Public Administration and Management (PPA 240A and 240B), which are taught in the evenings or on weekends.
• Engage in scholarly and professional activities related to public administration and management.
• Supervise master’s theses related to the area of public administration and management.
• Provide service to the community in the area of public administration and management.
• Provide service to the department, college, and university.
• Lead the program’s hands-on/internship experience that provides students with the opportunity to do analytical and/or administratively-focused work in state or local government.

Position duties may also include teaching additional core courses in Public Policy and Administration, Research in Public Policy and Administration, Public Budgeting and Finance, elective courses in Collaborative Policy and/or Advanced Practice in Collaborative Policy, and courses related to public policy and administration in emerging programs in our department or in other departments at Sacramento State.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. or equivalent (e.g., Doctorate in Public Administration) in public administration or a discipline closely related to it. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2018.
• Expressed commitment to working in an interdisciplinary academic department.
• Strong commitment to master’s level university teaching and thesis supervision to a diverse student body and broader community.
• Knowledge of and commitment to diversity and issues of just, equitable, and inclusive education.
• Strong commitment to experimenting with different forms of student engagement in the classroom.
• Commitment to working with the public service community in Sacramento, such as being a part of the new Downtown School of Public Affairs.

Preferred Qualifications

• Teaching experience and success in the required/preferred courses asked to teach.
• Professional experience (outside of the classroom) and success in areas related to public administration and management.
• Publications (peer-reviewed journal articles and/or professional articles) in areas related to public administration and management.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0025P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


• Curriculum vitae with references as last page. References should include three individual names, and their contact information, of people who can speak to the candidate’s ability to fulfill the required (and if relevant, preferred) duties/responsibilities and qualifications.
• A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s ability to fulfill the required (and if relevant, preferred) duties/responsibilities and qualifications listed above.
• Unofficial transcripts to serve as proof of terminal degree completion (or likelihood by August 2018).
• Writing Sample: No more than three examples of publications that meet the preferred qualification standards listed above. *These must be combined into one PDF.
• Teaching Effectiveness: Official copies of aggregated results of evaluations provided anonymously by students in previous classes taught. *These must be combined into one PDF.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

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Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Effectiveness
  5. Writing Sample
Optional Documents