Tenure Track Faculty – Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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

COLLEGE: College of Engineering and Computer Science

DEPARTMENT: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor


The Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department is part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. The department currently has diverse faculty and student population including 11 full-time faculty members, and approximately 700 students. We offer degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and jointly offer Computer Engineering (CpE) degrees with the Computer Science Department, at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Our EEE degrees are focused in the following areas: control systems, power systems, communication systems, microelectronics design, computer architecture and digital design. The department prepares our graduates for careers in the demanding fields of electrical and electronic engineering, providing them with a strong background in the fundamental principles of the discipline, as well as subsequent advanced courses in key focus areas. Our curriculum provides practical, hands-on experience through laboratory courses. The undergraduate EEE and CpE programs are accredited by EAC of ABET.

California State University Sacramento is located in Sacramento, the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing high-tech areas in the country. Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As the state capitol, Sacramento houses the headquarters of many state agencies, including the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Caltrans, and Office of Emergency Services (OES). A substantial number of our graduates are hired by governmental agencies and by companies such as Micron, Intel, Northrop Grumman, Keysight, HP, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and California Independent System Operator (CAISO).


The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning with the Fall 2022 semester.


Duties will include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses including courses focused on the control area (the normal teaching load is 12 units per semester).
  • Develop new curriculum (e.g. develop new practical control lab experiments, update existing courses, employ new pedagogy and techniques in teaching)
  • Mentor students and advise a highly diverse student population
  • Supervise student research
  • Engage in scholarly and creative activities, and publish peer-reviewed papers
  • Provide service to the department, college, university and community


Candidates should:

  • Have a completed BS degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field.
  • Have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in control systems. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 2022.
  • Be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.
  • Demonstrate expertise (paid or unpaid) in the area of control systems.
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to teaching excellence and student learning, and dedication to professional development, creative activities and scholarship
  • Express a commitment to service that supports student success.
  • Have excellent communication skills and work effectively with faculty, staff and a diverse student population.
  • Contribute, through teaching and conducting research with a diverse student population, to enhanced student learning.


  • Demonstrate past teaching experience in the field of control systems and related areas.
  • A record of, or potential for, developing control-related practical laboratory experiments.
  • Industry experience and/or research development of control systems.
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience at the college level or presentation at professional conferences/workshops

The department reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply.


Review of applications will begin January 17, 2022; the position will remain open until filled. 

Applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter that addresses required and desired qualifications (2-page limit)
  2. A current curriculum vita
  3. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned.
  4. A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service (2-page limit)
  5. A statement of teaching philosophy (2-page limit)
  6. A statement of research and scholarly interests and plans to pursue them (2-page limit)

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 (i.e., H-1B Visa).

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