Tenured Faculty and Department Chair - Public Policy Administration
Company: California State University, Sacramento
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Tenured Faculty and Department Chair - Public Policy
Job No: 521612
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty
- Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time
COLLEGE: College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary
DEPARTMENT: Public Policy and Administration (PPA)
POSITION TITLE: Tenured Faculty (Associate or Full Professor) and
Public Policy and Administration (PPA) is a department within the
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at
California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State). The
mission of the PPA Department at the Capital Campus of Sacramento
State is to prepare future leaders to address the complex issues
that face California. We serve the State of California and the
Sacramento region by developing leaders with strong analytical
tools and a deep commitment to public service. We are excited to be
part of Sacramento State Downtown - a hub for innovative teaching,
learning, and research, fostering collaborative partnerships to
address real-world issues and improve the quality of life in the
The Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) ()
offered by the PPA Department provides professional training for
graduate students-many of whom work in state or local government.
Our students are diverse and represent populations that have been
historically underserved in both undergraduate and graduate
Our core academic program is the MPPA. We also offer a Certificate
in Collaborative Governance for matriculated graduate students. We
participate in, or affiliate with, the Doctorate in Educational
Leadership degree, the Judicial Administration Certificate Program,
and the Executive and Judicial Fellows Programs (part of the
nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs). We are a vibrant
department, expanding in students and faculty, and are looking for
a department chair who will lead our growth.
PPA faculty focus on developing engaging curricula that include
project-based work and application to current policy and
administrative issues in California. Courses are taught primarily
in the evenings to accommodate students who are full-time working
professionals. Our curriculum is evidence-based, with a strong
focus on ensuring that students leave the program with the ability
to: (1) synthesize, analyze, and offer ideas to improve policy and
practice; (2) apply knowledge and skills in a professional setting;
and (3) recognize the role of policy and administrative
professionals in society. We encourage our graduates to analyze
systems and practices to surface systemic biases, including
structural racism, that advance or impede a more just and equitable
This position is based on an academic year appointment as an
Associate or Full Professor, tenured or deemed qualified for tenure
at the time of appointment. The position will have an initial
partial (60%) assignment as Chair of the Department of Public
Policy and Administration (12-month position and 3-year term,
renewable pending re-election in accordance with department and
campus policy). We are searching for a policy-oriented scholar
whose approach is attuned to equity and social justice.
The essential duties as Chair of the Department Public Policy and
Administration (PPA) include responsibility for administering
department level operations, collaborating with faculty to plan for
the Department's future growth and development, student advising,
and representing the PPA Department to the College, University, and
Sacramento region. In addition to the Chair's administrative
duties, the incumbent is expected to contribute in the areas of
teaching, advising, research/scholarly work, and service.
- Serve as Chair of the Department of Public Policy and
Administration (60%), including, but not limited to, the following
- Faculty hiring, onboarding, retention, and ongoing support
- Instructional schedules, course assignments, and
- Oversight to departmental budget,
- Represent the Department at the College, University, and
- Student recruitment, retention, advising, and success
- Leadership in curriculum development and program planning
- During the first year, the Chair would facilitate a faculty
search for an endowed professorship
- Teach graduate courses in public policy, or related
undergraduate courses, over an academic year of two semesters.
- Engage in scholarly and professional activities related to
- Supervise master's projects related to public policy.
- Provide service to the institution at the Department, College,
and University levels.
- Provide service to the community in the expertise area of
- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (e.g., Doctorate in Public
Policy) in public policy and/or a closely related discipline (e.g.,
Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, Public
- Teaching experience and success in at least one of the core
topics in the MPPA curriculum that includes one or more of the
following: public policy, applied qualitative or quantitative
research methods, politics of policymaking, or public budgeting and
- Track record of publications (peer-reviewed journal articles
and/or professional articles) in areas related to public
- A strong, and demonstrated commitment to diversity and issues
of just, equitable, and inclusive education.
- Academic leadership experience, which may include committee,
departmental, university, or other leadership experience.
- An expressed commitment to teaching evening classes to a
largely part-time and professionally focused post-baccalaureate
- Interest in working with the public service community in
Sacramento in conjunction with Sacramento State's Anchor Initiative
and the Sacramento State Downtown Campus.
- Experience working in an interdisciplinary academic department
- Interest in and experience with different forms of student
engagement and pedagogy in the classroom.
- Strong commitment and previous experience in post-baccalaureate
teaching to a diverse student body.
Review of applications will begin January 18, 2023 and the position
will remain open until filled.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information for three professional references
- Unofficial transcripts of highest degree, indicating proof of
terminal degree completion before start date
- Cover Letter: A letter of application that specifically
addresses the candidate's ability to fulfill each of the required
(and if relevant, preferred) duties/responsibilities and
qualifications listed above
- Evidence of Scholarly Qualifications: Provide up to three
examples of publications that demonstrate the qualification
standards listed above (all items need to be combined into one file
prior to uploading).
- Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness: Provide no more than ten
pages of documentation, e.g., brief narrative about how your
teaching has changed over time, official aggregated results of
recent anonymous course evaluations, , peer evaluations of
teaching, course syllabi (all items need to be combined into one
file prior to uploading).
- Diversity Statement: Identify professional skills, experience,
and plans in the areas of teaching, research, service, and/or
leadership that advance our campus's equity, diversity, and
OTHER SPECIFICS ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Department is seeking a scholar interested in contributing to
the community through our Sacramento State Downtown Campus, (visit
) and the Anchor University Initiative (visit . understanding the
demographics of the Sacramento Region and California, the
successful candidate should have evidence of a record in teaching,
scholarship, and service that emphasizes equity, inclusion, and
service to diverse populations, consistent with the University's
Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan (visit ).
Through this position, the University is making a further
commitment to its role as an Anchor Institution in the region by
focusing on a hire with expertise related to public policy, with an
exhibited focus in teaching, research, and community service
related to social and racial equity.
About 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
1,800 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 , , , , and .
As evidenced by the values embedded in our , 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 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
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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
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime
Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act
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
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 .
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).
Advertised: November 30, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled
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