Tenure Track Instructional Faculty - (World Languages & Literatures (Spanish)

Aug 23, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Tenure Track Instructional Faculty - (World Languages & Literatures (Spanish)

Job ID: 101752

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 2360

Job Grade: Assistant Professor

Campus Information California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city's two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University's approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor's degree in 58 disciplines, the master's degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment. Hiring Dept. Information The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Sacramento State has 26 full-time and part-time faculty members serving more than 800 undergraduates and 30 graduate students. Our department offers a Master of Arts in Spanish, undergraduate majors in Spanish and French, minors in Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and also offers language classes in Korean and Punjabi. Our undergraduate programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to learn about foreign languages, literatures and cultures, to broaden cultural understanding, increase language proficiency, and enable them to communicate successfully both in a pluralistic American society and abroad.

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. Duties/Responsibilities - Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language, Spanish
Peninsular Literature, and Spanish Peninsular Culture.
- Engage in scholarly activities in Spanish Peninsular Literature and/or Spanish Peninsular
- Advise students and supervise undergraduate student research.
- Provide service to the department, college, campus, and community. Qualifications REQUIRED:

- Ph.D. in Spanish Peninsular Literature in hand by 12/1/2016. Generalist acceptable.
- Native or near native fluency in both Spanish and English.
- Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for teaching excellence at all levels of Spanish
language instruction.
- Interest in and the ability to conduct scholarly or applied research in Spanish Peninsular
Literature and/or Spanish Peninsular Culture.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body and community.


- Prior teaching experience at the college/university level.
- Interest or experience in developing and teaching online courses.
- Interest or experience in course coordination and supervision.
- Interest or experience in the fields of translation/interpretation. Appointment This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

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. Application Review Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016; position open until filled. Application Procedures Applications are only accepted through the California State University, Sacramento jobs website, located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must attach to the application the following three documents in one PDF file and in this order:
1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests

As a separate PDF file, attach unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned.

In addition, three confidential letters of reference must be sent as PDF files to [email protected], or mailed to:

Department of World Languages and Literatures
Attn: Chair, Spanish Hiring Committee
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6087 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, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, 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 http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html

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 http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html

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For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101752, please send an email to [email protected]. Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email.

For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

To apply, visit: http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/



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