Assistant Professor in Gender/Urban Education/Critical Studies

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor in Gender/Urban Education/Critical Studies
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 Undergraduate Studies in Educ
Hiring Department Summary

This position is housed in the Undergraduate Studies in Education in the College of Education. The College offers two Bachelors degree, P/K-16 Teaching, Counseling, and Administrative Credentials, Masters, Educational Specialist, and a Doctoral degree in Education. The College of Education is a dynamic, engaged community that offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. We have long-standing partnerships with multiple professional communities, and are known for innovation, and the genuine commitment to diversity and social justice. See more at

The Undergraduate in Education Program offers undergraduate degree majors in Child Development and Deaf Studies; as well as minors in Counseling, Teaching, Equity, and Engagement; and the Graduate and Professional Studies Program offers the Master’s degrees in Education with emphases in Behavioral Science Gender Equity Studies; Bilingual and Multicultural Education; Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a host of other programs that focus on issues of diversity and social justice.

Essential Duties

• Work collaboratively with colleagues;
• Provide leadership in developing and coordinating undergraduate programs;
• Teach undergraduate classes in one or more of the following areas: Freshman Seminar, Critical Thinking/Perspectives, Urban Education, or Gender Equity;
• Teach graduate classes in Behavioral Science Gender Equity /Urban and Multicultural Education/Curriculum and Instruction; engage in advising, and curriculum development/assessment;
• Direct and advise master’s research projects;
• Chair Master’s thesis, and serving on thesis committees.
• Additional teaching responsibilities, daytime or evenings, as required by the Branch (depending upon faculty interest/expertise and branch needs)
• Serve on Program Area Group, Branch, College and University committees;
• Maintain a rigorous program of scholarly work related to the gender equity and/ or urban education/critical thinking field;
• Engage in scholarly activities and community service.

Required Qualifications

• An earned Ph. D. / Ed.D. in Education with demonstrated emphasis in critical perspectives focused on Gender, Multicultural Education, Urban Education, Sociology of Education, or closely related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by August 2018.
• A strong background in research methods, and a demonstrated scholarly agenda in the area of Gender, Urban Education and Critical Studies, as evidenced in teaching, research, or professional experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with multicultural and multilingual student populations;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies (e.g. K-16 students and teachers, post-secondary students and university administrators, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

• Successful university-level undergraduate and graduate teaching experience;
• Experience with program and/or curriculum development in undergraduate education and at the graduate level;
• Interest and experience in leading program development at the undergraduate level.
• Demonstrated experience working with historically underrepresented populations in the United States.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0035P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 11/10/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


1. A cover letter addressing qualifications, teaching philosophy, and a statement of research agenda;
2. Current curriculum vita, with names and contact information for 3 references as the last page;
3. Unofficial transcripts of doctoral work (official copies required if invited for interview);
4. Recent data on teaching effectiveness (if available),
5. A writing sample.

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.

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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

Documents Needed To Apply

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