The Department of History at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenured associate or full professorship in the field of colonial American history beginning in fall 2019. The area of specialization is open, but the department is particularly interested in applications from candidates who work in the fields of borderlands, continental history, comparative slavery, or science and medicine.

The successful candidate must have already earned tenure and promotion to at least the associate professor level, or PhD in history with achievements commensurate with tenure in scholarship and teaching. Candidates must have an outstanding teaching and research record in colonial American history and must demonstrate ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. They must be able to teach the first half of the lower-division US history survey, upper-division courses and graduate seminars in colonial American history, and courses in the area of specialization. Additional position requirements include engaging in research and scholarly activity related to colonial American history, supervising undergraduate and graduate research, advising history majors, serving on department, college, and university committees, organizing events to bridge research and teaching, and advancing university engagement with the community. Rank and salary to be determined by experience and professional qualifications. 

The university and the department value diversity and inclusion as part of 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 a sense of belonging, applicants are invited to submit a diversity statement describing:

  • their individual commitment to diversity and inclusion,
  • how concepts that promote diversity and inclusion have been or will be brought into coursework, programming, and community outreach,
  • examples of diverse and inclusive pedagogy to ensure all students have equitable educational opportunity, and
  • how their individual scholarship contributes to building and supporting diverse communities.

The successful candidate will receive an assignment as a 12-month faculty member to serve as the Peter H. Shattuck Endowed Chair in Colonial American History, which seeks to bring distinction in teaching, research, and service to the Department of History. The endowed chair position provides a reduced teaching load (two courses per semester), a salary differential in addition to the regular instructional faculty salary, and professional development funds.  Responsibilities of the chair position also include organizing periodic lectures, teacher workshops, and symposia. 

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at   


Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application: 

1. A cover letter addressing teaching, research, and event programming experience.

2. A curriculum vitae.

3. A teaching portfolio including syllabi, student evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

4. Examples of published scholarship.

5. A diversity statement (see description above).

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

Candidates must also have three (3) recent letters of recommendation sent by electronic mail to the search committee at

For questions about the position or application procedure, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, by email at

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