Tenure Track Faculty - Asian American Studies

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Asian American 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 Ethnic Studies
Hiring Department Summary

The Ethnic Studies Department has been in existence for more than 47 years at Sacramento State. The Department is comprised of the following programs: Asian American Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, General Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, Pan African Studies, and Teachers in Urban Settings or Teachers in Bilingual Education. Ethnic Studies is a degree-granting interdisciplinary program offering course work in the study of the past and present histories, cultures, languages and issues that define the ethnic group experience in the United States. An addition to its teaching mission, the department is also involved in research and community-based projects.

Essential Duties

*Scholarly and Creative Activities
*Service/Contribution to the Institution
*Service/Contributions to the Community
*Advising majors and minors
*Serving on Department, College, and University Committees

Required Qualifications

PhD. in Ethnic Studies, History, Human Services, Education, or in a related field., ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2019.

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
-Demonstrate ability to propose and teach new courses in area of expertise.
-Demonstrate ability to teach university-level courses.
- Demonstrate ability to teach General Ethnic Studies Courses( For example Ethnic Studies 11, 100).
-Demonstrates to be self-motivated with strong inter-personal skills and capable of working collaborative with department faculty.

-Teaching with an emphasis in Asian American Studies, Asian American Women, Southeast Asian Americans, and Asian American Community Courses.
-Teaching and conducting research in Asian American Studies focusing on Asian American Women, Southeast Asian Experiences, and Asian American Communities.
-Demonstrated evidence of ability to work effectively with a diverse undergraduate student population.
-Presenting at conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications on General Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian American Women, Southeast Asian Americans, and Asian American Community.

Preferred Qualifications

-Ability to address Asian American and Southeast Asian American issues, including intersections of gender, critical race theory, community/community-based research, contemporary issues, social movements, globalization, Genocide, and migration.
-Ability to teach in multiple disciplinary and theoretical approaches.
-Experience or interest in curriculum development and design that is global in its perspective.
-Experience in intergrating diversity issues in the curriculum
-Ability and/or interest to teach courses with a large student enrollment, and/or evening courses.
-Evidence of experience as a teaching assistant, college/university lecturer or professor.
-Evidence of potential scholarship, as demonstrated by applicant’s publications, scholarly presentations, and grants.
-Evidence of quality and strong written communication skills.
-Applicant has demonstrated evidence of experience teaching one or more courses that are comparable to current lower and upper-division Ethnic Studies courses, and courses that are global in perspective.
-Ability and/or interest to develop and teach online/hybrid distance learning courses.
-Applicant has demonstrated evidence of experience communicating and working effectively with a diverse student population as reflected by the applicant’s letter of interest, CV, scholarly research, syllabi, specialized training (for instance, teaching workshops), and prior teaching experience.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0058P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 03/01/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


-Cover letter should address qualifications, teaching experience, areas candidate is qualified to teach within Asian American Studies – focusing on Asian American Women, Southeast Asian American experiences, and relevant scholarly interests
-Letters of recommendation (three required) should speak to the qualifications of the applicant
-Teaching effectiveness may be demonstrated through Student Evaluations

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.

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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. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Writing Sample
  6. Teaching Effectiveness
  7. Sample Course Syllabi/Instructional Materials
Optional Documents