Gerontology as an academic course of study has existed at Sacramento State for 41 years. We currently have over 250 diverse student majors that we continue to provide with unique interdisciplinary perspectives of the process of aging. The Gerontology curriculum focuses on health, illness, social justice, and other holistic aspects of aging encountered along the life span emphasizing intergenerational active aging for all populations. It is based on the Academy of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Higher Education national standards and competencies. Bachelor and Minor students enroll in interdisciplinary core courses spanning many different disciplines and have the opportunity to enroll in a broad variety of elective courses designed to meet individual career aspirations. Graduate students complete 18 units of core gerontology classes which are used when constructing a Special Master’s degree in gerontology and another discipline. The Gerontology Department is proud of its past and looks forward to an active future as the world plans for and meets the global aging demographic imperative. We believe that the Gerontology Department serves students and society by creating a learning environment in which faculty and students pursue multicultural interdisciplinary knowledge foundational to inclusive gerontological practice. The Department of Gerontology is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 11 academic departments, three independent and interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The College is a congenial and cohesive unit both academically and administratively. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. To this end, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals with the commitment and ability to work with our diverse student population.
Classroom and online instruction in general and specialty gerontology areas incorporating an emphasis on diverse aging populations.
Supervision/coordination of students in Service Learning and community agency-based Practicum courses
Team teaching, including organizational abilities required for leading lecture and practicum courses
Participation in course and department assessment, revision, and development
Use of effective interpersonal skills, including team contributions and clear oral and written communication skills, with diverse faculty, students, staff, community agency members and service recipients
Participation in student advising within the major/minor
Engagement in scholarly and creative activities
Active participation on Department, College, and University committees
Involvement in aging community services and the professional community at large
Earned doctorate from an accredited university in gerontology or closely related discipline (e.g. nursing, social work, family studies/human development, psychology, sociology, etc.). ABD candidate may be considered. ABD candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2021.
Research, practice and/or experience in multicultural aging and inclusive practices.
Experience and ability to create and teach inclusive college/university-level courses using a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.
Demonstrated ability/experience to effectively supervise students and their community projects in applied settings (e.g. service learning, practicum, fieldwork and/or internships or other adults in community-based organizations).
Minimum of 2 years professional working experience with chronically ill and/or well elders and their families.
Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to use effective interpersonal skills, including contributing to the team while communicating and working effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community,
Demonstrated ability to create and promote inclusive classrooms. integrate diversity and difference in the curriculum.
Potential or proven track-record as a researcher conducting scholarly and applied research related to gerontology including elder individual/family/community health and/or illness issues.
Greater than 1-year college/university teaching experience.
Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities especially those representing a large, diverse student body (inclusive of sexual orientation, ethnic groups, gender identity, social class, and disability status).
Preparation or coursework on inclusive curriculum development and instruction.
Experience with e-learning technology (distance learning and online delivery platforms)
Evidence of academic student mentoring and advising.
Publications in gerontology related areas in recognized peer-reviewed journals.
Active involvement in professional organizations.
Experience in any of the following: illness care, older adults with disabilities, or death and dying, research or service provision with underserved populations and communities.
Licensure or certifications pertaining and applicable to the discipline of gerontology.
This Assistant Professor, full-time tenure-track position in the Gerontology Department in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies commences with the Fall 2020 semester. Sacramento State faculty teach two 16 week semesters and have approximately one month off between semesters, late December/January, and the June to late August summer months off. Salary for the two semesters of work is paid over 12 months. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.
Initial Application Review: 11/04/2019
Posting Number: F0136P
Internal Number: 4412
About California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region's students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.Sacramento State is in the heart of Northern California and just five miles from the State Capitol. With more than 30,000 students and 1,600 full- and part-time faculty, Sacramento State is California's capital university. Quality teaching is a top priority at Sacramento State, which offers a wide range of degrees, programs, and career opportunities - and its lush, 300-acre campus is situation along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas.