Tenure Track Faculty - Health Science

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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 - Health Sciences

COLLEGE: Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT: Public Health - Health Science Program

POSITION TITLE: Tenure-Track Faculty -  Health Science


The Bachelor of Science program in Health Science provides students with a broad and multi-disciplinary foundation in the biological, physical, and social sciences to prepare students for a variety of roles within the allied health professions. The program currently serves approximately 2,800 students and is currently housed in the Department of Public Health within the College of Health and Human Services, which strives to be an innovative center of excellence for educating future health and human service leaders in diverse communities.



The position is a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in Fall 2024.

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860-$143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $77,000.  Salary will be dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.


  • Teaching, supporting, and developing a wide range of courses in the health sciences (typically up to 12 units per semester), which includes interest and excellence in fostering inclusive and equitable learning experiences as well as sound assessment practices that reflect course learning outcomes and promote student success.
  • Providing academic advising and career mentoring to a diverse population of students.
  • Developing and maintaining a productive agenda in research, scholarly and creative activities.
  • Seeking internal and/or external funding to support research, teaching, or laboratory development.
  • Taking an active role on departmental, college, and university committees
  • Participating in diverse professional and community service activities.


  • Doctorate in Health Science or related field. ABD candidates will be considered.  If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2024.
  • Expertise in one or more areas related to health science. Examples include but are not limited to: physical, social, psychological, and/or environmental health; ethical considerations or cultural competence in health care; aging, disease, exercise, or healthy life styles.
  • Record or potential for scholarship in health-related area.
  • Knowledge and evidence of incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusivity in teaching, scholarship, and service.


  • Prior college or university teaching experience (in-person and online).
  • Experience using innovative teaching strategies and perspectives that integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in the classroom and curriculum to support equitable student success.  
  • Record of peer reviewed publications and/or conference presentation.
  • Experience providing academic and career advising to diverse students.
  • Experience writing and securing internal/external grant funding
  • History of leading and/or initiating work to improve the academic experience or environment (e.g., course or curriculum development, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, community collaborations, fundraising efforts, etc.).


Review of applications will begin October 20, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Required application materials are:

  • Letter of application that includes a concise statement explaining:
    • Motivation to apply for this position at Sac State
    • Prior teaching experience and areas of teaching interest/expertise
    • Research and scholarly activities
  • Current curriculum vita (CV) including scholarship and teaching experience
  • Unofficial transcripts of highest degree or degree required for position.
  • A one-page Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. Sacramento is the state capital of California and one of the most diverse cities in the nation. As the heart of the region’s higher education community, Sacramento State is dedicated to access, academic excellence, and Inclusive Excellence. One of our campus imperatives is our university-wide commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment that is both welcoming and provides a sense of belonging to all students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Applicants shall submit a statement describing their:

· experience and/or commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;

· efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion in their teaching, research, and service;

· future plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a tenure track faculty member at Sacramento State.

  • Name, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three faculty advisors, academics, or professional experts who are familiar with and can address applicant’s professional qualifications.



This position will report to the Department of Public Health department chairperson and will fall under the Department of Public Health retention, tenure, and promotion (RTP) policy.

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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students come 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.

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.

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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

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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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

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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