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Tenure Track Faculty - Latin American History

Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Tenure Track Faculty - Latin American History

Job No: 519363
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

COLLEGE: Arts & Letters


POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Latin American History


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 a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), dedicated to access, academic excellence, and inclusion. We have a strong commitment to fostering the success of students at many stages of their life and academic journey. More information about Sacramento State's equity programs and student success initiatives can be found here:

Sacramento State's History majors and graduate students reflect our campus community, with students from a diverse range of backgrounds, most working full-or part-time, and many of them the first in the family to pursue a college degree. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will apply their expertise and experiences to contribute to advancing the success of our diverse student population and contributing to Sac State's commitment to become an antiracist and inclusive institution. Accordingly, the Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups in higher education. Sac State's Antiracist and Inclusive Campus plan can be found here: .


Sacramento State is a teaching-focused institution and strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom. The Department seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American History including those that relate to their specialization, as well as historical methods seminars, and undergraduate and graduate seminars. This position is part of a "Cultures of the Americas" cluster of searches in the College of Arts & Letters designed to provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to engage with scholars in the cluster, increase curricular coverage of Latin America, and promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the university's goals in these areas. For more information on the Arts & Letters cluster see

Additional position requirements include:

  • engaging in research and scholarly activity related to Latin American History,

  • advising majors,

  • serving on department, college, and university committees,

  • and applying professional expertise to community service, including a willingness to advance Sacramento State's Anchor University initiative ()


    1. Ph.D. in History or related field. ABD will be considered. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by August 23, 2023.

    2. Demonstrated ability or potential to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American and seminars in historical methods.

    3. Demonstrated ability or potential to work effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.

    4. Demonstrated ability or potential for teaching and research excellence.


    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022; position open until filled.

    Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application:

    1. a cover letter addressing teaching and research;

    2. a curriculum vitae, including contact information (phone and email) for 2 references;

    3. a teaching portfolio including syllabi and a statement of teaching philosophy;

    4. a diversity statement (see description below*);

    5. a writing sample or example of published scholarship;

    6. graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).

    *Applicants are requested to submit a diversity statement that demonstrates experience with or willingness to:
  • develop and incorporate inclusive teaching strategies for different types of learners;
  • and advance the History Department's goal of promoting an anti-racist and anti-oppressive campus to recruit, retain, and mentor students from racial, ethnic, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in our academic field.
    Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note how their work will further Sac State's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to student success.

    Candidates must also have two (2) recent letters of recommendation sent to the search committee at .

    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 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.

    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.

    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).

    Advertised: October 10, 2022 (9:00 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit


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