Latin American Studies/Sociology, Sac State, TT


Department of Sociology
Latin American Studies/Sociology
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track



The Sociology Department at Sacramento State is one of the largest departments at the university with approximately 13 tenure-track faculty and 22 lecturers who serve over 900 undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate students. Our faculty specialize in a broad range of sociological topics that cohere with an intersectional and a social justice focus. The faculty prioritize teaching while also engaging in scholarship and service. Our undergraduate program provides students a well-rounded education in sociology and strong preparation for those who seek advanced study in sociology. Our graduate program provides advanced theoretical and methodological skills that prepare students for Ph.D. programs or professions that value research and critical analytical skills. Students who successfully complete our program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Master of Arts degree.

The Sociology Department is particularly interested in receiving applications from qualified people with the commitment and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population to advance the University's antiracism, anti-bias, diversity, and inclusion goals, as well as the Department's intersectional and social justice focus. Applicants should have teaching, research, and/or community service experiences that align with Latin American Studies and with the indigenous roots/heritage of Latin American communities across borders.


  1. Teaching courses in the curriculum as well as proposing courses relevant to Latinx/Latin American studies, particularly courses that reflect the Latinx student and community populations at Sacramento State;
  2. Teaching and developing other undergraduate/graduate core courses;
  3. Major advising;
  4. Engaging in scholarly activities;
  5. Supervising undergraduate and graduate student research;
  6.  Addressing the needs of diverse student populations through development of highly effective course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement;
  7.  Providing service to the campus, department, and the community; and
  8.  Helping historically underrepresented and underserved students to be successful


  • Must have Ph.D. A Ph.D. in Sociology, but the department will also consider a closely related field. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by January 2023.
  • Ability to teach and develop classes in Latin American Studies, particularly subjects addressing the indigenous roots/heritage of Latin American communities across borders.
  • Evidence of culturally competent teaching, scholarly activities, and/or service that responds to student struggles or concerns from a social justice and intersectional perspective.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, or interest in teaching, existing courses, such as Immigration Studies, Chicano Community, Ethnic and Race Relations, Birth, Deaths and Borders, and/or others.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, or interest in teaching, one or more required courses for the major, such as Sociological Theory, Social Psychology, Social Inequalities, Research Methods, or Statistics.


  • Prior experiences teaching in higher education.
  • Experience teaching, advising, and working with students from historically underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse life experiences.
  • Scholarship and/or service with an emphasis on North American and Central American nations.
  • Experience communicating effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse communities and integrating diversity issues into curriculum.
  • Innovative teaching and ability to enhance instruction and student success through use of inclusive pedagogical strategies.
  • Proficiency in Latin American and/or Indigenous language(s).


Review of applications will begin April 11, 2022; position open until filled. Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • CV
  • Cover letter including teaching and advising experiences and scholarly interests;
  • Unofficial transcripts of highest degree
  • Diversity statement that demonstrates experiences working with, teaching, and/or serving historically underrepresented, first-generation college students, and reflects the candidate's commitment and willingness to engage in activities that advance our campus equity, diversity, and inclusion goals, as well as our department's intersectional and social justice focus.
  • Course syllabi. If possible, include your syllabi of Latin American-related courses (and/or syllabi of courses taught in our department, such as immigration or borders courses, etc.)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluations)
  • Sample of Scholarly Research (e.g. article or book chapter)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Advertised: March 09, 2022 (9:00 AM)Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning Fall 2022. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

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