Posted: Jan 18, 2023

Tenured Faculty and Department Chair - Public Policy Administration

Application Deadline: N/A

The Department of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) invites applications for a position based on an academic year appointment as an Associate or Full Professor, tenured or deemed qualified for tenure at the time of appointment. The initial appointment will have a partial assignment as Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration (12-month position and 3-year term, renewable). We are searching for a policy-oriented scholar whose approach is attuned to equity and social justice. The essential duties as Chair of the Department Public Policy and Administration (PPA) include responsibility for administering department level operations, collaborating with faculty to plan for the Department’s future growth and development, student advising, and representing the PPA Department to the College, University, and Sacramento region. In addition to the Chair’s administrative duties, the incumbent is expected to contribute in the areas of teaching, advising, research/scholarly work, and service.

Public Policy and Administration is a department within the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Capital Campus of Sacramento State. Our mission is to prepare future leaders to address the complex issues that face California. We are excited to be part of the Sacramento State Downtown campus, fostering collaborative partnerships to address real-world issues and improve the quality of life in the Sacramento region.

The Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) ( offered by the PPA Department provides professional training for graduate students—many of whom work in state or local government. Our students are diverse and represent populations that have been historically underserved in both undergraduate and graduate education. PPA faculty focus on developing engaging curricula that include project-based work and application to current policy and administrative issues in California that advance or impede a more just and equitable society.

Review of applications will begin January 18, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, evidence of scholarly qualifications and teaching effectiveness, diversity statement, unofficial transcripts of highest degree, and contact information for three professional references.


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.