Tenure Track Faculty - Comparative Slavery/Colonial US

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Comparative Slavery/Colonial US
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Associate/Full Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department History
Hiring Department Summary

The History Department at Sacramento State prides itself both on its teaching and its scholarship, with several award-winning instructors and authors on its faculty. The department hosts the only PhD program in the humanities offered by the CSU system (the Public History PhD run jointly with UC Santa Barbara) and active MA programs in History and Public History. At the undergraduate level, a History/ Social Science precredential program and a developing concentration in Public History complement the History BA. Sacramento State has a diverse student population and was recently designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Through this hire, the department seeks to raise its profile both in terms of student engagement and scholarly activity, as well as strengthen its outreach to the local community.

Essential Duties

The expectation is that the successful candidate will receive an assignment as a 12-month faculty to serve as the Peter H. Shattuck Endowed Chair in Colonial American History, which seeks to bring distinction in teaching, research, and service to the Department of History. The endowed chair assignment will be a three-year term, renewable at the discretion of the dean. The endowed chair position provides a reduced teaching load (two courses per semester), a salary differential in addition to the regular instructional faculty salary and professional development funds. The major responsibilities of the chair position include organizing the annual Peter H. Shattuck lecture in colonial American history, an annual workshop for current and prospective teachers, and a triennial symposium.
In addition the position will be expected to:

1. Teach upper-division courses and graduate seminars in the transnational histories of enslaved peoples and in colonial US history, as well as develop other courses in the area of specialization
2. Engage in research and scholarly activity related to comparative slavery and colonial US history
3. Supervise undergraduate and graduate research
4. Advise history majors
5. Serve on department, college, and university committees,
6. Organize events to bridge research and teaching, and advance university engagement with the community

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in History or a related discipline
2. Tenure at the Associate or Full Professor level
3. Record of outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
4. Record of outstanding research in the fields of comparative slavery and US colonial history
5. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population
6. Demonstrated success in organizing programs for diverse constituencies, including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community and professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0056P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 01/25/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

A list of required documents needed to apply to this posting can be found at the bottom of the posting under “Documents needed to apply.”

- Cover letter should address teaching, research, and event programming experience.
- Teaching Effectiveness should include examples of prepared syllabi and student evaluations.
- Writing Sample should include examples of published scholarship.
- Portfolio showing evidence of organizing successful programming with diverse constituencies.
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).

Candidates must also have three (3) recent letters of recommendation sent by electronic mail to the Comparative Slavery / Colonial US Hiring Committee at history@csus.edu.

For questions about the position or application procedure, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, by email at jkwilson@csus.edu

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. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  2. * 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
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

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