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Job Title

Tenure Track Faculty - Korean Studies - Asian Studies Program

Job Code

2360-Tenure Track faculty

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Tenure Information

Tenure Track


Assistant Professor


Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience


Asian Studies

Hiring Department Summary

The Asian Studies Program is one of 14 departments/programs in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS). We have 26 affiliated faculty members who serve more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors. Our undergraduate program is designed to give all students a well-rounded education in Asian Studies, as well as to provide a strong preparation in one of four concentrations: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and South/Southeast Asia. Students who successfully complete our program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Essential Duties

• Teach undergraduate courses in Korean Studies. Additional teaching responsibilities may include capstone and fieldwork courses.
• Develop a focused and productive program of research in area of specialization.
• Develop courses in Asian Studies and area of specialization.
• Provide advising to Asian Studies majors and minors.
• Provide service to the program, college, university, and community.
• Work as a cooperative member in the program including curriculum development, assessment, and program review.
• Expected to serve as Director of the Asian Studies Program in the upcoming years (see Appointment Specifics below).

Appointment Specifics

The intent is for the successful candidate to take on assistant directorship responsibilities within the first few years of appointment, in preparation to assume the Director of the Asian Studies Program role around their fourth or fifth year.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in relevant field from an accredited university with primary research focus on Korean modern culture, history and/or society. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 2019.
• Potential or proven track-record as a researcher.
• Area of specialization in Korean Studies.
• Demonstrated ability or potential to teach college-level courses.

Preferred Qualifications

• Area of research in Korean Studies.
• Ability to teach courses in Chinese Studies.
• College-level teaching, research, and service experience.
• Ability to develop coursework in Asian Studies and Korean Studies.
• Ability and desire to teach undergraduate courses, core courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and capstone courses.
• Ability to work with diverse and underrepresented populations.
• Ability to develop community partnerships with campus communities as well as local and international communities.
• Ability to develop and expand curriculum and program.
• Interest and ability in using a wide variety of teaching techniques and information technology in the teaching and learning process.
• Interest in supervising the Asian Studies Program.
• Administrative experience (e.g., chair of committees, undergraduate/graduate coordinator).

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2019

Initial Application Review


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Unofficial Graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if invited for an interview)
• Teaching Philosophy
• Teaching Effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, exams, course evaluations)
• Statement of scholarly interests
• Portfolio: Evidence of research experience (e.g., reprints, preprints, grant applications)
• Diversity Statement: Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. Because of our commitment to building a diverse educational environment and an inclusive campus where all students, faculty, staff, and administrators feel welcome and do belong, applicants are invited to submit a diversity statement describing:
-Their individual commitment to diversity and inclusion
-How the concepts of diversity and inclusion have been or will be brought into coursework;
-Diverse and inclusive pedagogy to ensure all students have access to equal educational opportunity; or
-How their individual scholarship contributes to building and supporting diverse communities.

Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately to Chair of Asian Studies Search Committee, Asian Studies Program, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6132.

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.

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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.

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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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

1.      * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?

·        Yes

·        No

2.      * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

·        CSU Careers Website

·        CalJobs Website

·        Agency Referral

·        Advertisement/Publication

·        Current eReferral

·        HERC Website

·        Chronicle of Higher Education


·        LinkedIn

·        Other website

3.      * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?

·        Yes

·        No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

1.      Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2.      Cover Letter

3.      Unofficial Transcripts

4.      Diversity Statement

5.      Statement of Scholarly Interests

6.      Teaching Philosophy

7.      Portfolio

8.      Teaching Effectiveness

Optional Documents

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