Tenure Track Faculty - Architectural Building Systems &
Instructional Faculty -
Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association,
Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Architecture
Arts & Letters
Tenure Track Faculty - Specialist
in Architectural Building Systems and Technology
The Department of Design invites applications for a tenure-track
position in the areas of Architectural Building Sciences at the
Assistant Professor rank. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior
Architecture is one of four degrees alongside the Bachelor of Fine
Arts degrees in Photography, Graphic Design, and Interior
Architecture, and the Bachelor in Design Studies, which form the
Department of Design housed in the College of Arts & Letters.
The Department has 16 full-time faculty members who serve approx.
715 students, which include 31% percent first-generation and 44%
percent underrepresented minorities. The Department thrives with
its diverse student population, faculty, and strong industry and
We welcome candidates whose scholarship, classroom, and/or
community practices enrich our university's imperatives of
anti-racism and inclusivity. We seek candidates who will be
dedicated to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population,
designing inclusive courses, and forging collaborative
relationships across disciplines.
Applicants are encouraged to include aspects about the position
that are outside the typical norms for tenure-track faculty,
including non-academic professional experience, experience
facilitating workshops, and expert certifications.
This is a probationary, tenure-track position at the rank of
Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2024 with a specialty in
Architectural Building Systems and Technology who will teach in the
Interior Architecture and Architecture programs serving
approximately 300-400 students.
The specialist in Architectural Building Systems and Technology
candidates should have in-depth knowledge and expertise in building
structural systems, building technology (materials and methods of
construction, environmental systems, building performance, and
architectural sustainable practices and can help develop new
curricula in these areas. The ideal candidate has experience using
energy modeling and other building performance simulations and
The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860
- $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is
- Effectively teach 12 units of undergraduate lecture/studio
courses per semester. This equates to 6-8 building materials,
structures, systems, and technology classes per academic year.
- Effectively teach courses that incorporate best practices on
inclusive and equitable teaching and demonstrate measurable impacts
on the department's student success metrics, including, among other
aspects of student success, graduation rates, opportunity gaps
(e.g., differing grad rates), and course success rates (e.g.,
disparate DWF rates in many courses.)
- Develop lower and upper-division courses in the Interior
Architecture and Architecture programs.
- Assist in academic advising, mentoring, and recruitment of
- Develop and engage in scholarly activities, including applied
research and externally funded projects.
- Work cooperatively with faculty colleagues on department,
college, and university-wide initiatives and committees.
- Provide service to the institution and community, as Sacramento
State strives to serve as an Anchor Institution to the surrounding
- Significantly contribute to the campus' goal of being an
antiracism and inclusive campus.
Education requirements may be met using any of the following:
Special Knowledge and Abilities:
- An earned Master of Building Science or Master of Science in
Building Science or Master of Science with an emphasis in building
science, building technology, or sustainability.
- An earned Master of Architecture with demonstrated experience
or professional certifications or published research in the areas
of building systems and technology.
- An earned Master or Ph.D. in a closely related field with
demonstrated experience or professional certifications or published
research in the areas of building systems and technology.
- A professional or academic background in building science,
building systems, and technology and a commitment and ability to
provide quality teaching, measured by past teaching, research, or
coursework, is required.
- Candidate should demonstrate an awareness of best practices in
equitable and diverse scholarly environments with diverse students
and colleagues and inclusive classrooms.
- Academic or professional work or community service that
demonstrates an ability to collaborate effectively with
The department reminds applicants that only the required
qualifications must be met to apply. All applicants who meet the
required qualifications will be considered.
The ideal candidate will also have:
- Experience working with students and colleagues of diverse
racial, ethnic, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds and
- Experience using innovative teaching strategies to foster
inclusive and equitable student success.
- Experience with providing academic and career advising.
- A record of scholarship or professional experience in one or
more building sciences areas.
- A record of published scholarship or professional experience in
diversity, equity, and inclusion within the architectural or
building science or related discipline.
- Demonstrated potential for collaborative and cross-disciplinary
- Demonstrated potential for community engagement.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024, and the
position will remain open until filled.
- A one-page letter of interest addressing your qualifications
for the position.
- Current curriculum vita.
- Inclusive Excellence - A maximum one-page statement describing
your individual commitment to diversity and inclusion, how the
concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion have been or will be
brought into coursework, and your academic responsibilities of
teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service.
- Unofficial transcripts of your highest degree (official
transcripts will be required if a campus interview is
- Scholarly and Creative Research - A maximum one-page statement
of research interests.
- Teaching Philosophy - A maximum one-page statement of teaching
interests addressing preparation to teach and mentor at the college
level and to incorporate diverse perspectives across all courses
taught. If applicable, please include a table listing teaching
experience with a column for each of the following: (a) the title
and number of each course taught, (b) the semester and year you
taught the course, (c) the name of the institution where you taught
the course, (d) the approximate number of students enrolled in the
course, (e) your role in the course (e.g., instructor of record,
teaching assistant, etc.), (f) the course format (e.g.,
traditional, hybrid, online), and (g) the level of the course
(e.g., undergraduate or graduate).
- Potential for Teaching (portfolio) - Submit samples showcasing
your potential for teaching as a single PDF with
no more than 20 examples. Add links in the PDF for multi-media
examples. Samples can be work from your own academic or
professional experience or samples of student work.
- For video/audio works, up to two can be full duration. The rest
must be excerpts with a 1-minute duration. The total number of
examples, including images and media links, may not exceed 20.
Include an annotated list of the examples at the beginning of the
SEMI-FINALISTS will be invited to participate in a 45-minute Zoom
FINALISTS will be invited to an on-campus day of activities that
include a 60-minute in-person interview. FINALISTS will be asked to
provide the following upon notification of their status, which must
be received by April 1, 2024.
- A current letter of recommendation (within the last three years)
from a professional contact or faculty adviser.
- Two (2) additional academic/professional reference contacts in
the form of name, email, and telephone information that will speak
to your qualifications.
Please direct questions to the Faculty Search Committee Chair,
Carolyn Gibbs, at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Sacramento State
is located in
the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State
Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American
River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas.
Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the
most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a
population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and
AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not
only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the
state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are
committed to meeting our mission:
“As California's capital university, we transform lives by
preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State
will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education,
innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher
education, Sacramento State is dedicated to https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/learning-success/
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scholarship and creative activity; https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/justice-diversity-equity-inclusion-belonging/
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equity and inclusion; https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/resource-development-sustainability/
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and sustainability; https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/community-involvement/
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engagement, and https://www.csus.edu/president/mission-imperatives/wellness/
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As evidenced by the values embedded in our
Hornet Honor Code
, Sacramento State is committed to creating an
inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and
guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply
ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but
is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life
experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please
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Out of State Employment
Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial
employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after
January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the
State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be
available to perform work in the State of California if their
assignment is in-person.
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).
October 16, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Open Until Filled
To apply, visit https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/532715/tenure-track-faculty-architectural-building-systems-technology-design