COLLEGE: College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies
DEPARTMENT: Environmental Studies
POSITION TITLE: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Equity
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Department of Environmental Studies has five tenure/tenure track faculty and 12 lecturers serving more than 200 undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, including 33% underrepresented minorities and 23% 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: https://www.csus.edu/college/social-sciences-interdisciplinary-studies/environmental-studies/. For information regarding the current curriculum please see: https://catalog.csus.edu/courses-a-z/envs/. This position will develop cross-listed courses with the Department of Public Health, whose website is https://www.csus.edu/college/health-human-services/public-health/ and courses are listed at https://catalog.csus.edu/colleges/health-human-services/public-health/. The Department of Environmental Studies is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 11 academic departments, three independent and interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The College is a congenial and cohesive unit both academically and administratively. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. To this end, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals with the commitment and ability to work with our diverse student population, staff, and faculty.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Environmental Studies beginning in the Fall 2024 semester.
The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $75,000. Salary will be dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
• Developing courses for the ENVS program, including a cross-listed course with the Department of Public Health
• 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
The Department of Environmental Studies policy for retention, tenure, and promotion includes the following evaluation criteria and weighting:
• Teaching performance – 60%
• Scholarly and creative achievement – 15%
• Contributions to local, state, national and international community – 15%
• Contributions to the University – 10%
California State University (CSU) faculty positions are covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (aka “Contract”) between the California Faculty Association (a union) and the CSU. The Contract establishes rights and responsibilities of faculty and provides a basis for university, college, and departmental policies governing faculty job duties and performance evaluation.
- PhD or terminal degree in Environmental Science, Public Health, or a related discipline. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2024.
- Demonstrated background in environmental health and equity.
- Demonstrated experience (or potential for) teaching and advising or mentoring diverse undergraduate and graduate students.
- Willingness to develop a cross-listed course between the Environmental Studies and Public Health Departments.
- Proven ability to develop a robust research or scholarship program.
- Demonstrated commitment to working and/or collaborating with underserved communities outside the university.
- Demonstrated commitment to innovative pedagogy.
- Interdisciplinary experience using data.
- Experience working with or in government or industry.
Review of applications will begin November 27, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled.
The following materials are required:
- Cover letter (no more than 2 pages),
- Current curriculum vita (CV)/resume.
- Unofficial transcripts of highest degree or degree required for position.
- Diversity statement (no more than 2 pages)
- The diversity statement should detail how your work supports and advances diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion with concrete examples and strategies from inside the university and with communities outside the university.
- Teaching Effectiveness: teaching portfolio to include a 2-page narrative and evidence.
- Scholarly Research: research portfolio to include a 2-page narrative and evidence.
Candidates from underrepresented and/or minoritized groups in (academic field) are strongly encouraged to apply.
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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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:
“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.
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