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Tenure Track Faculty - Geography Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Hiring Department Summary

The Geography Department ((please use the apply button below)) offers a B.A. in Geography that features balanced preparation in physical and human geography, geographic skills and techniques, and regional study. Four concentrations within the major allow for specializations in human geography, physical geography, GIS , and planning ((please use the apply button below)). The department has strong ties to campus programs in ethnic studies, Asian American studies, Chicanx-Latinx studies, Native American studies, Pan African studies, LGBTQ studies, and women's studies. Two department computer labs support training in GIS , GPS , cartography, and remote sensing, and allow students to pursue independent research projects. The department houses the campus' Paleoecology Lab and nascent GIS center.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

WhySacState: https://www.csus.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-advancement/why-sac-state....

Essential Duties

Sacramento State seeks a human geographer with an urban/regional planning and GIS focus.
Duties will include:
- Developing and teach undergraduate and upper division courses in our Human Geography and Metropolitan Area Planning concentrations and others depending on the candidate's areas of specialization.
- Teaching other undergraduate courses, including introductory courses.
- Advising students.
- Engaging in scholarly and/or creative activities.
- Playing a role in strengthening the Department's and University's connection with local and regional governmental planning agencies to effect positive change in our community while engaging our students with the Sacramento community
- Providing professional service within the department, college, and/or university
- Supporting the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion by strengthening Geography's focus on community-based research with local neighborhoods, especially those home to many underrepresented minority residents

Appointment Specifics

Required Qualifications

- A Ph.D. in Geography or a Ph.D. in a closely-related field with a Master's degree in Geography. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD , candidates will be required to complete the doctorate by August 2021.
- Graduate coursework and research/work experience in urban/regional planning and GIS
- Graduate coursework and/or research/work experience with community-based methods
- Demonstrated potential to teach thematic and methods courses in our Metropolitan Area Planning, GIS , and/or Human Geography concentrations.
- Demonstrated potential to develop an ongoing program of research and/or creative activity.
- Commitment to serving undergraduate students, including teaching, academic advising, pedagogical innovation, and supervision of undergraduate research.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications

- Technical expertise in GIS -related data collection and display, including GIS -complementary technical design programs such as AutoCAD and 3D modeling software.
- Demonstrated potential to cultivate relationships with local and regional governments as well as local non-governmental neighborhood and community groups
- Demonstrated potential to collaborate with faculty and students on community-based planning projects.
- Demonstrated potential to incorporate mixed-methods and GIS (qualitative or quantitative) in teaching and/or research.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with students from diverse backgrounds.
- Prior teaching experience at the college or university level.

Posting Number F0182P

Anticipated Start Date Fall 2021

Initial Application Review 03/08/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants


1. Curriculum vitae
2. Cover Letter: A maximum two page letter of application addressing all of the following areas:
- Fitness for the position as described above.
- Teaching interests and experience.
- Scholarly interests and experience, particularly in the context of doing research with undergraduate students.

2. Diversity Statement: maximum 500-word diversity statement that addresses one or more the following:
- What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate your commitment to promoting an inclusive environment?
- How you use diverse and inclusive pedagogy to promote all students having access to equal educational opportunity; or
- How your individual scholarship contributes to building and supporting diverse communities

3. TRANSCRIPTS : Unofficial transcripts of all college work in ONE FILE (official transcripts required if invited for an interview)

4. CONTACTS : The names and contact information of three recent professional references.

If invited for an interview, letters of recommendation may be requested.

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).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region's students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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/internal/your-hr/be... .

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 https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.htm... .

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 (please use the apply button below) .
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.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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Company Description
Sacramento State is a vibrant metropolitan university that is among the largest campuses in the California State University system. We enroll a multicultural student body of 30,000, and graduate about 6,000 students each year. Despite our size, quality teaching in small classes remains a top priority. Students enjoy personalized attention from their professors, as well as extensive research and internship opportunities in Sacramento, the heart of California government.