Tenure-Track Faculty - Management & Organizations
Job Posted: 21 November 2022
Company: Sacramento State University
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Sacramento, CA


Link to application and full position listing


For more than five decades, the College of Business (COB) at Sacramento State has consistently achieved its fundamental mission – to develop engaged, responsible, and inclusive leaders that enrich communities around the world.  The COB cultivates excellence in its graduates and develops business leaders possessing not only top management skills, but also a broad understanding of their responsibilities to business and their community.  The College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all its activities.  The College of Business has maintained its accreditation under the stringent standards of the AACSB since 1963.  In the course of our history, the COB has produced over 50,000 total graduates through our undergraduate BS program and our innovative graduate programs which currently include: MBA, Executive MBA, iMBA, MS Accountancy, MS Business Analytics and MS Finance.  We believe about 70 percent of our alumni remain in the Sacramento region, fueling the success of our culturally rich and vibrant economy.


The Management and Organizations Department is comprised of eleven tenure-line faculty who teach and conduct research in areas related to organizational behavior, human resources management, labor relations, and business communications. Department faculty include award-winning teacher-scholars who have been recognized for innovative teaching and research at the University, California State System, and national and international levels. The Department serves all undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through core courses such as Human Resources-Organizational Behavior (HROB 101) and Business Communications (MGMT 102). The Department is also responsible for curricula and courses in the Human Resources-Organizational Behavior undergraduate concentration and MBA program. Opportunities to teach in the business honors program and self-support graduate programs such as EMBA and iMBA exist.


This is a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor and is comprised of duties consisting of teaching, research, and service broadly.


  • Teaching (graduate and undergraduate courses); using multiple modes of delivery, which could include online and hybrid; during or outside of "regular business hours"
  • Scholarly and creative activities (with an emphasis on publication of peer-reviewed articles)
  • Professional service/contributions to the student body, Department, College, and University
  • Service/contributions to the Sacramento community
  • Curriculum development, including new course development and improving existing courses
  • Contributing to assessment efforts which are designed to enhance the quality of student-centered instruction/learning and to maintain our AACSB accreditation
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective pedagogy in business education
  • Other duties consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, as established through the California Faculty Association


  • Education (highest degree): Ph.D. in Business Administration, or a doctorate in a closely related discipline. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by June 30, 2024 to remain eligible for continued employment
  • Demonstrated record and/or direct plans for teaching excellence to a diverse student body from various backgrounds and lived experiences
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses offered in the Management & Organizations Department (e.g., organizational behavior, human resources management, business communications, labor relations, and/or other management-related courses)
  • Demonstrated record of and/or plans for conducting scholarly research and developing creative activities
  • Demonstrated ability to foster support for the diverse cultures in the University and surrounding community


  • Doctorate from AACSB-accredited program or regionally accredited university
  • Emphases in teaching and research focused on areas directly related to diversity, justice, equity, belonging, and/or inclusion
  • Ability to teach online courses using multiple modes of instructional delivery
  • Ability to teach a range of class sizes (e.g., 30-65 students)
  • Ability to develop and facilitate research projects alongside undergraduate and graduate students
  • A record of, or plans for, developing relationships with business, government, and/or non-profit communities


Initial review of applications will begin on December 12, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

  • Cover letter: include a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume
  • Diversity Statement: Sacramento State values diversity, equity, and inclusion. What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate your commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion? Please limit your response to 1,000 words.
  • Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned
  • Names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references

About Sacramento State

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 student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, 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 Why Sac State? page.

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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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

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).