Tenure Track Faculty - German

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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 and Letters

DEPARTMENT NAME: World Languages and Literatures

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of German


The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Sacramento State offers a Master of Arts in Spanish, undergraduate majors in Spanish and French; minors in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish; and also offers language classes in Arabic, Korean, and Punjabi, as well as a Certificate Program for Healthcare Spanish. Our undergraduate programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to learn about languages, literatures, and cultures, to broaden cultural understanding, increase language proficiency, and enable them to communicate successfully both in a pluralistic American society and abroad.


Teach all undergraduate levels of German language, culture and literature, including upper-division General Education courses in German Literature and Culture taught in English. The successful candidate will also lead the German language area by coordinating the part-time faculty schedule, advise students, engage in scholarly or creative activities, and serve on departmental, college and university committees.



Applicants must have a PhD. in German Studies or a closely-related field. Research specialization is open. ABD applicants will be considered, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 2022.

Applicants should show scholarly promise, have native or near-native fluency in English and German, demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching, research potential, and a commitment to diversity and fostering inclusion. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.



Experience teaching at the college/university level, experience in developing and teaching online and hybrid courses, and demonstrated ability to engage, foster, and mentor a diverse student body. The department reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply.



Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae/resume
  • a one-page diversity statement addressing how you plan to serve a student body that is diverse in a multitude of ways (in terms of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, religion, academic preparedness, disability, gender expression, or other differences)
  • unofficial transcripts,
  • a one-page teaching philosophy statement,
  • a one-page research statement,
  • two (2) sample syllabi (one for German Elementary Language and one for German Civilization for General Education) [combine into one file prior to upload], 
  • the names of three professional references. 


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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