COLLEGE: Engineering and Computer Science
DEPARTMENT: Computer Science
POSITION TITLE: Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor
The Computer Science Department, a part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in computer science, a Master of Science (MS) degree program in computer science, and a MS degree program in software engineering.
The Computer Science and the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) departments also co-sponsor BS and MS degree programs in computer engineering. The BS program in computer science is ABET CAC (Computing Accreditation Commission) accredited, and the BS program in computer engineering is ABET EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) accredited.
California State University, Sacramento is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), 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 two million. As the State Capitol, Sacramento houses the headquarters of many state agencies, including California Department of Motor Vehicles, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Health Care Services, California Department of Education, etc. The department has strong ties with the local industry and counsels with an active industry advisory committee that provides feedback on the educational objectives of our programs and assists in our program assessments. Faculty members have the opportunity to perform research and consultancy in a wide variety of industries in the area and throughout Northern California, including Silicon Valley. Computer science faculty take a leadership role at the ECS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Security Education, designated by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. The department also administers an NSF-funded Scholarship for Service Program. The Department of Computer Science has a diverse faculty and student population including 16 full-time faculty members, and enrolls over 1700 undergraduate students and over 100 graduate students, which include 63 percent of students of color and 10 percent of international students.
The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, starting in Fall 2024.
- Teaching, supporting, and developing a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories in a range of computer science areas, typically up to 12 units per semester, which includes interest and excellence in teaching and mentoring diverse students and diverse assessment practices that support course learning outcomes and promote student success;
- Engaging in research and scholarly activities by publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and/or journals;
- Seeking sponsored funding to support laboratory development, research and/or teaching;
- Supervise and engage with graduate students on Master’s theses and research projects.
- Performing instructionally related duties such as curriculum development, program assessment, and student advising;
- Taking an active role on departmental, college, and university committees and participating in diverse professional activities and community service;
- Contribute to Sacramento State’s initiatives by bridging active social scientific inquiry with decisions made at the State Capitol; and
- Support the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by making teaching inclusive for students of different ethnical backgrounds, genders, and socioeconomic statuses.
Applicants must have:
- Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 1, 2024;
- Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of computer science, and an interest in developing curriculum in emerging areas;
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching a wide variety of computer science courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
- Demonstrated ability to relate theory to practice;
- Demonstrated interest and excellence in teaching and mentoring diverse students;
- Evidence of scholarly potential, including but not limited to journal and conference publications, and the potential to obtain external funds for laboratory development, research, and/or teaching; and
- Effective communication skills.
- Applicants specializing in all areas of computer science will be considered. Candidates with an educational background in computer science or computer engineering or a related subject area are encouraged to apply;
- Industrial and practical computer science or computer engineering experience is highly desirable;
- Prior college or university teaching experience is desirable; and
- Demonstrated interest and ability to develop curricula related to emerging technologies are desirable.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. An applicant must electronically submit application materials as PDF files including:
- Letter of application (including Job ID #),
- Current curriculum vita including a list of publications,
- Official transcripts of all college work including undergraduate work (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview),
- A diversity statement that demonstrates experiences working with, teaching, and/or serving historically underrepresented, first-generation college students, and reflects the candidate’s commitment and willingness to engage in activities that advance Sacramento State’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals,
- Statement of teaching,
- Statement of research/scholarly interests,
Applicants will need to submit names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references who are familiar with and can address applicant’s professional qualifications. References should be from the following list:
- Faculty advisors
- Other academic or professional experts who are familiar with applicant’s qualifications
Applicants who have previously applied to the active posting 530378 will be equally considered for this position and need not apply again to this pool.
OTHER SPECIFICS ABOUT THE POSITION:
The estimated salary range for this position is $88,000 - $118,000, with an anticipated annual salary of $93,000 (if hired as Assistant Professor) or $101,000 (if hired as Associate Professor) depending upon qualifications and experience.
Sacramento State serves as an Anchor University to engage with the community. With this position, faculty candidates are encouraged to explore potential research and industry engagement opportunities within their area of expertise available through the California Mobility Center (CMC), a growing organization involved in applied, cutting-edge research and development involving early-stage clean energy and mobility companies.
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.
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 https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html.
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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 https://www.csus.edu/clery.
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.
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. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.
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.
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).