Tenure Track Faculty - Public History / APIDA History

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

COLLEGE: Arts & Letters


POSITION TITLE: Public History / APIDA History - Assistant Professor


The Capital Campus Public History Program at Sacramento State is a long standing and well-respected regional institution. Students can pursue an MA in Public History, a PhD through a partnership with the University of California, Santa Barbara, or undergraduate coursework focused on public history skills and careers. The department has robust course offerings in theories and methods of public history as well as intensive internship experiences with our partners at the local, state, and federal level. Faculty and students have ample opportunity to work with our regional partners in community projects that prioritize the voices of under-represented groups in local and California history.

Sacramento is the state capital of California and one of the most diverse cities in the nation, with a rich and ongoing history of migrations from Asian, Pacific Island, and South Asian countries.  As the heart of the region’s higher education community, Sacramento State is an Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution dedicated to access, academic excellence, and inclusion.  We have a strong commitment to fostering the success of students at many stages of their life and academic journey, such as the Asian Pacific Islander American Research and Resource Center, the Full Circle Project, and first-generation student initiatives.  The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Faculty and Staff Association provides a forum for the inclusive community of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American faculty and staff across Sacramento State.

Our department’s majors reflect our campus community, with students from a diverse range of backgrounds, most working full-or part-time, and many of them the first in the family to pursue a college degree. 


The successful candidate will teach courses in Public History and APIDA History. Our new colleague will offer undergraduate and graduate courses in Public History and should have a strong interest in supervising graduate students. Successful candidates will also be prepared to design and offer courses in histories of the Asian American experience. 

Additional teaching requirements include undergraduate survey courses in US history, historical methods seminars, and undergraduate and graduate seminars.

Additional position requirements include:

• engaging in research and scholarly activity related to Public History,

• engaging in research and scholarly activity related to APIDA History,

• supervising undergraduate and graduate research in Public History and APIDA History,

• advising majors,

• serving on department, college, and university committees,

• and applying professional expertise to work with our regional APIDA community partners and build new relationships to the benefit of our campus and the greater Sacramento community, including a willingness to advance Sacramento State’s Anchor University initiative.


1. Ph.D. in History, Public History, or related field.  ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2022. 

2. Demonstrated ability or potential to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Public History, APIDA History, and U.S. history.  

3. Demonstrated ability or potential to work effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. 

4. Demonstrated ability or potential for teaching and research excellence.  

5. Demonstrated ability or potential for conducting or leading public history projects. 


1. High quality of written communication as demonstrated by the application.

2. Evidence of scholarship and a commitment to research and engagement in Public History, including evidence of a successful community partnership.

3. Evidence of scholarship and a commitment to research and engagement in APIDA History.

4. Evidence of successful teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in Public History.

5. Evidence of successful teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in APIDA History.


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

Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application:

1. a cover letter addressing teaching and research;

2. a curriculum vitae, including contact information (phone and email) for 2 references;

3. a diversity statement that demonstrates experience with or willingness to:

• develop and incorporate effective teaching strategies for different types of learners;

• create an equitable and inclusive learning environment to support all student success; and

• advance the History Department’s goal of promoting an anti-racist and anti-oppressive campus to recruit, retain, and mentor students;

4. graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).

5. a teaching portfolio including syllabi and a statement of teaching philosophy;

6. two examples of scholarly work: one traditional piece of historical writing and one publicly engaged writing sample (e.g., an exhibit script, historic register nomination, grant application, finding guide, podcast, or blog post) [must be combined into one (1) file prior to uploading]

Candidates must also have two (2) recent letters of recommendation sent to the search committee at    

For questions about the position or application procedure, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, by email 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’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).

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