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Tenure Track Faculty - Environmental Studies

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Tenure Track Faculty - Environmental Studies

Job No: 505462
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

COLLEGE: Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Studies

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


The Department of Environmental Studies offers a highly interdisciplinary program serving underrepresented groups and first-generation college students. Our majors are required to complete courses in social and natural sciences, an internship, and a thesis. We offer a B.S., B.A., and minor in Environmental Studies. For information about the department, please see: For information regarding the current curriculum please see:


This tenure-track position Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2022.


Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Teaching undergraduate courses
  • Develop courses for the ENVS program
  • Advise/supervise student research
  • Engage in scholarly activities including developing research program/agenda and publishing peer-reviewed articles
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, and the environmental community
  • Seek sponsored funding, contribute to grant submission and administration


  • PhD in Environmental Science or related field; ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2022.

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive practices in working with a diverse student body.

  • Ability to teach a range of major and general education courses.

  • Evidence of research.

  • Evidence of scholarship.


  • Expertise in one or more environmental areas including, but not limited to, social-ecological systems, global change science, or ecology in terrestrial, freshwater, or marine systems.

  • Experience mentoring and/or advising undergraduate students.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in teaching.

  • Demonstrated experience or desire to conduct actionable research for those impacted by environmental change.

  • Ability or desire to secure external funds or other research support.


Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

The application requires
  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • Diversity statement: 1-page diversity statement that explains i) your values related to diversity, ii) your experiences working with diverse populations and iii) your future plans related to inclusivity if selected for the position.

  • Teaching portfolio (combine all documents into one PDF for upload).

  • Research portfolio (combine all documents into one PDF for upload).

Candidates invited for a campus interview will be required to follow all COVID-19 campus guidelines and protocols. The chair of the search committee is Dr. Ajay S. Singh; .

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's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

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 12, 2021 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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