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Tenure Track Faculty - Architectural Building Systems

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 17, 2023

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Tenure Track Faculty - Architectural Building Systems & Technology (Design)

Job No: 532715
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Architecture

COLLEGE: Arts & Letters


POSITION TITLE: 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 alumni support.

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 analysis.

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $74,642.

  • 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 students.
  • 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 community.
  • Significantly contribute to the campus' goal of being an antiracism and inclusive campus.



Education requirements may be met using any of the following:
  • 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.

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
  • 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 colleagues.


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 experiences.
  • 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 scholarship.
  • 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 scheduled).
  • 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 PDF.

SEMI-FINALISTS will be invited to participate in a 45-minute Zoom interview.

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

About Sacramento State

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" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">learning and student success;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">justice, diversity, equity and inclusion;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resource development and sustainability;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated community engagement, and" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wellness and safety.

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 and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

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

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

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

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.

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).

Advertised: October 16, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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