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Tenure Track Faculty Native American Studies (Federal Indian (tribal) Law and/or Health and

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

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Tenure Track Faculty Native American Studies (Federal Indian (tribal) Law and/or Health and Wellness)

Job No: 532837
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

COLLEGE: College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

DEPARTMENT: Ethnic Studies

POSITION TITLE: Tenure Track Faculty - Native American Studies (Federal Indian (tribal) Law and/or Health and Wellness)


The Ethnic Studies Department has been in existence for more than 50 years at Sacramento State. The Department is comprised of the following programs: Asian American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx 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 ethnic group experiences in the United States. In addition to its teaching mission, the department is involved in research and community-based projects.

The Department of Ethnic Studies is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 11 academic departments, three independent and interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The College is a congenial and cohesive unit both academically and administratively. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. To this end, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals with the commitment and ability to work with our diverse student population, staff, and faculty.

For more information about this department:


The Department of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning Fall 2024. Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, or related discipline preferred. J.D. (Juris Doctor), Ed.D., MFA, or ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by July 1, 2024.

The Department seeks candidates with the preparedness to teach undergraduate Ethnic Studies courses including: ETHN 11: Introduction to Ethnic Studies (G.E. Area F); ETHN 100: Ethnic America; ETHN 53: Introduction to Native American Studies (G.E. Area F); and ETHN 140: Native American Experience.

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

  • Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, or related discipline. J.D. (Juris Doctor), Ed.D., MFA or ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by July 1, 2024.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Federal Indian Tribal Law and Politics and/or Native American Health and Wellness or associated topics (please state which field/s in your cover letter).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in California Native people, communities, and Nations.
  • Demonstrated preparedness to teach courses in Native American Studies such as ETHN 53 (Introduction to Native American Studies) and ETHN 140 (Native American Experience).
  • Demonstrated preparedness to teach courses in general Ethnic Studies such as ETHN 11 (Introduction to Ethnic Studies) and ETHN 100 (Ethnic America).
  • Demonstrated active research interest in Native American Studies/Ethnic Studies.
  • Demonstrated potential to build collaborative partnerships with California Indian and Native American communities.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating and working effectively with a diverse student population.

  • Specialization in two more of the following areas: California Indian studies, federal Indian law, sovereignty, tribal governments, health and wellness, social welfare, tribal leadership, settler colonialism, activism, higher education/tribal colleges, k-12 education, cultural revitalization, art, criminalization, genocide, traditional ecological knowledge, economic development, gender and sexuality, family studies, decolonization, and/or Native epistemologies.
  • Demonstrated experience as a teaching assistant, college/university lecturer, or professor in Native American Studies and/or Ethnic Studies.
  • Demonstrated preparedness to mentor underrepresented, first-generation college students.
  • Demonstrated preparedness to create and promote anti-racism in the curriculum and classroom.
  • Demonstrated interest in developing and teaching online/hybrid courses at the University level.


Initial review of applicants has been extended to January 10, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Required documents:
  • Current Curriculum Vita
    • Include list of three references with email addresses and phone numbers
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter highlighting teaching and research interests
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
  • Diversity/Equity Statement: Demonstrate your experience and commitment to working with a diverse student population and promoting an inclusive environment (no more than two pages).
  • Teaching Philosophy: Explain how your teaching philosophy and pedagogy contribute to culture of community and diversity in the classroom (no more than one page).
  • Scholarly Research: Describe your research agenda and how it contributes to Native American Studies/Ethnic Studies.
  • Sample course syllabi.
  • Teaching Effectiveness: Copies of Teaching Evaluations from the previous five years (combine all files into one PDF for upload).

Letters of Recommendation (three, confidential) may be required of finalists only.


The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $75,000.

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: November 01, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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