Tenure Track Faculty - Digital Electrical & Electronic Engineering (521136)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Nov 30, 2022
Full Time Engineering

Job Description


COLLEGE: College of Engineering and Computer Science

DEPARTMENT: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems or Digital Design


The Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department is part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. The department currently has a diverse faculty and student population including 10 full-time faculty members, and approximately 800 students, including approximately 70% students of color and 8% international students. We offer degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and jointly offer Computer Engineering (CpE) degrees with the Computer Science Department, at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Our EEE degrees are focused in the following areas: control systems, power systems, communication systems, microelectronics design, computer architecture and digital design. The department prepares our graduates for careers in the demanding fields of electrical and electronic engineering, providing them with a strong background in the fundamental principles of the discipline, as well as subsequent advanced courses in key focus areas. Our curriculum provides practical, hands-on experience through laboratory courses. The undergraduate EEE and CpE programs are accredited by EAC of ABET.

The EEE Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in higher education are encouraged to apply. We value diversity and strive toward cultivating an inclusive environment that supports all employees. California State University Sacramento, is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), located in Sacramento, the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing high-tech areas in the country. Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As the State Capital, Sacramento houses the headquarters of many state agencies, including the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Caltrans, and Office of Emergency Services (OES). A substantial number of our graduates are hired by governmental agencies and by companies such as Micron, Intel, Northrop Grumman, Keysight, HP, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), California Independent System Operator (CalISO), and California Mobility Center (CMC).


The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in the Fall 2023 semester.

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $93,000.


Duties will include:
  • Teaching a wide variety of classes in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels, typically four courses per semester.
  • Teaching, supporting, and developing, as necessary, undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories in areas of interest to the department.
  • Supervising and engaging with a diverse body of graduate students on their research and projects.
  • Performing instructionally-related duties such as curriculum development, program outcomes assessment, student advising and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Taking an active role on departmental, college and university committees and engaging in professional activities and community service.
  • Engaging in research and scholarly activities and pursuing support for laboratory development, teaching and research with a diverse student population.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in pedagogy/educational practices.


Candidates should:
  • Have a completed B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field with an emphasis in Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems or Digital Design. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 2023.
  • A strong background is required in Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems or Digital Design.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching a wide variety of electrical and computer engineering undergraduate and graduate courses is required.
  • Evidence of scholarly potential is required.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to student success of diverse student population with equity and inclusiveness perspective.
  • Commitment to teamwork, collegiality, and collaboration.

The department reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply.

  • Industry and/or practical Electrical Engineering experience is highly desirable.
  • Ability to collaborate with other Sacramento State faculty and industrial partners.
  • Prior teaching experience in Electrical Engineering at the college level with demonstrated ability to foster inclusive learning environments.
  • Potential to obtain external funds for laboratory development, teaching, or research is required.


Review of applications will begin January 18, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit:

1. A cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications (2-page limit)

2. A current curriculum vita

3. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned

4. A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (2-page limit)

5. A statement of teaching philosophy (2-page limit). We encourage applicants to discuss in teaching statement how their commitment to teaching excellence is interwoven in their approaches to foster an inclusive learning environment, inclusive approaches to teaching and mentoring, and affirming diverse perspectives and viewpoint.

6. A statement of research and scholarly interests and plans to pursue them (2-page limit)

7. Names, emails and telephone numbers of at least three references who will speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant


Sacramento State serves as an Anchor University to engage with the community. With this position, faculty candidates are encouraged to explore potential research and industry engagement opportunities within their area of expertise available through the California Mobility Center (CMC), a growing organization involved in applied, cutting-edge research and development involving early-stage clean energy and mobility companies.

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 success , diversity, equity and inclusion , community engagement , philanthropy , 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.

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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The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

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).
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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