Tenure Track Faculty - Criminal Justice/Corrections

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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 - Human Development

COLLEGE:  Health and Human Services 

DEPARTMENT: Division of Criminal Justice

POSITION TITLE: Tenure Track Faculty - Criminal Justice with a Corrections Emphasis


The Division of Criminal Justice undergraduate program is one of the highest-ranked academic programs at Sacramento State, it is the second-largest major in the University and has a modest-sized graduate program.  The Division provides education to approximately 1,750 majors and pre-majors (Expressed Interest), maintaining one of the most diverse student and faculty programs within the University.  The Division focuses on the development of professionals as well as educated citizenry to serve in leadership and administrative roles, in both the design and management of an effective, efficient, and complex criminal justice system.  The Division’s curriculum emphasizes ethical decision-making and problem-solving as applied to a broad-based criminal justice curriculum, with a vision of being “…a dynamic center for educating students to be future leaders with professional competencies and ethics, abilities and values that allow them to be productive and engaged members of a global society,” under the Hornet Honor Code:

Our graduates are expected to demonstrate a firm understanding of the nature of crime and deviance, its impact on society, and society's response to criminal and deviant behavior under the principles of due process and the rule of law.  Criminal Justice students must acquire command of a substantive body of knowledge about the operations and dynamics in the correctional system, the law and courts, police/public safety, as well as offenders, law enforcement, investigations, administration, and a wide range of critical and contemporary criminal justice issues, including global issues in criminology.  The Division is very engaged in the current campus priority for new action on anti-racism initiatives through its series of workshops, seminars, and training on racial justice, with many opportunities, activities, and services to engage in anti-racist work in the broader community. The Division houses the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR), and the Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars (LECS) program, an undergraduate student certificate/mentoring program for those from underserved populations interested in going into law enforcement. The Division prepares leaders for local, state, federal, and global criminal justice services, and is guided by the following values:

  • Objective, scientific, evidence-informed decision-making
  • High ethical standards
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Transparency and integrity
  • Adaptability and flexibility to a changing world
  • Respect and compassion for individual and human rights
  • Lifelong learning


This is a full-time tenure-track at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.  This faculty position with an emphasis in corrections will teach within the Division of Criminal Justice in the College of Health and Human Services beginning in August 2024. 

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860-$158,064; the anticipated annual starting salary is $74,642. Salary and appointment to the Assistant or Associate professor level will be dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.


This position will include the following duties:

(1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses,

(2) engaging in scholarly and creative activities,

(3) serving on division, college, and university committees,

(4) academic advising,

(5) providing service to the community,

(6) supervising undergraduate and Master's student research/thesis,

(7) developing other undergraduate/ graduate courses in area of specialization as needed, and

(8) participating in off-campus teaching and distance and distributed education.




Earned doctoral degree in criminal justice/criminology or a closely related social science discipline (sociology, psychology, etc.). ABDs may be considered however, ABD candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree no later than August 1, 2024, with evidence of the date of completion. A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is not sufficient for this position and will not be considered.

Teaching and Research Experience:

Candidates must provide evidence of teaching and research in corrections/correctional administration (including but not limited to scholarship on the fundamentals of corrections, community-based corrections, and correctional institutions) as faculty may be required to teach research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates must have the ability to utilize instructional technology in their teaching and should have evidence of effective assessment strategies that support diverse learning outcomes and promote student success. 

Research examining diverse populations is recognized and encouraged along with the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population.



Earned doctorate in criminal justice, criminology, administration of justice, or a closely related field.

Teaching and Research Experience:

Experience with committee work and advising in an academic setting, supervision of diverse graduate thesis topic work for a diverse graduate student population.

Demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

A record of research with multiple publications and conference presentations in corrections/correctional administration or research focusing on diverse populations within criminal justice.

Professional Experience:

Five years or more of past or current professional experience in corrections.



Application Review

The position will remain open until filled. Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at

Applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests. (Max 500 words).
  2. A diversity statement (see Note below) relating to teaching, advising/mentoring, and research.
  3. Current curriculum vitae/resume.
  4. Three recent professional references with names and phone contact information.
  5. Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official copies required if invited for an interview).
  6. Evidence (e.g., recent student course evaluations) of successful university teaching experience.

Note: Diversity Statement: Given Sacramento State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences as well as its place in your teaching or research. What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate commitment to promoting an inclusive environment? Please, limit your response to the Diversity Statement to not more than 500 words.

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 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 successteaching, research, scholarship and creative activityjustice, diversity, equity and inclusionresource development and sustainabilitydedicated 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

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.

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 (i.e. H-1-B Visa).              

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