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Tenure Track Faculty - Computer Science

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

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Tenure Track Faculty - Computer Science

Job No: 505531
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science

COLLEGE: Engineering and Computer Science

DEPARTMENT: Computer Science

POSITION TITLE: Tenure Track Faculty - Assistant Professor


The Computer Science Department, a part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at Sacramento State University, offers a Baccalaureate of Science (BS) degree program in Computer Science, Master of Science (MS) degree program in computer science, and MS degree program in software engineering. The Computer Science and the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) departments also co-sponsor BS and MS degree programs in computer engineering. The BS program in computer science is ABET/CAC (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology/Computing Accreditation Commission) accredited, and the BS program in computer engineering is ABET/EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) accredited.

The department has strong ties with the local industry and counsels with an active industry advisory committee that provides feedback on the educational objectives of our programs and assists in our program assessments. Faculty members have the opportunity to perform research and consultancy in a wide variety of industries in the area and the opportunity to actively partner with campus IRT. Computer science faculty take a leadership role at the ECS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Security Education, designated by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. The department also administers an NSF funded Scholarship for Service program. The department of computer science enrolls over 1600 undergraduate students and over 100 graduate students and offers BS and MS degrees.


This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. The appointment will begin Fall 2022 semester.

  • Teaching, supporting, and developing, as necessary, undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories in a range of computer science areas, and this includes interest and excellence in teaching and mentoring diverse students and diverse assessment practices that support course learning outcomes and promote student success.
  • Engaging in research and scholarly activities by publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and/or journal publications;
  • Seeking sponsored funding to support laboratory development, research and/or teaching;
  • Supervising master's theses and projects;
  • Performing instructionally related duties such as curriculum development, program assessment, and student advising; and
  • Taking an active role on departmental, college and university committees and participating in professional activities and community service.

  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2022.
  • Expertise in one or more areas of computer science, and an interest in developing curriculum in emerging areas;
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching a wide variety of computer science courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Ability to relate theory to practice;
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population;
  • Commitment to participate in the departmental advising program;
  • Evidence of scholarly potential, including but not limited to journal and conference publications, and the potential to obtain external funds for laboratory development, research, and/or teaching is required; and
  • Possess effective communication skills.

  • Applicants specializing in all areas of computer science will be considered. However, those with knowledge/skill in computer graphics and game engine design OR computer architecture/hardware are especially encouraged to apply as the department has an urgent need to meet student demand in these two particular areas;
  • Industrial and practical computer science or computer engineering experience;
  • College or university teaching experience;
  • Interest and ability to develop curricula related to emerging technologies are desirable; and
  • Ability to work with faculty colleagues in department and college committees.


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021. The position remains open until filled.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vita (CV)/resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college work including undergraduate study
  • Diversity Statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Statement of Teaching and Scholarly Interests

References should be faculty advisors or other academic or professional experts who are familiar with the applicant's qualifications.

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 20, 2021 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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