Sac State Physics Faculty Opportunities

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has an outstanding group of faculty who are dedicated to proving an outstanding education to the students Sacramento State. You can find out more information about joining this great group of folks as a tenure track or part-time faculty member can be found below. 

Tenure Track Vacancies

We are not currently seeking applications for tenure-track positions. 

Part-time Faculty Pool

The Department of Physics and Astronomy sometimes needs to hire people to teach on a part-time basis. The majority of this work is in the lower division. We do maintain a pool of applicants for consideration for this work. Applicants need to submit the following information for full consideration:

  • Letter of application
  • Statement of Professional Preparation and Experience 
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Copies of all academic transcripts with evidence of highest degree
  • The names and contact information of at least two references

The application material should provide evidence that the applicant will have the ability to be a successful educator at Sacramento State. Applications are preferred in an electronic format (  


A graduate degree in physics or closely related field is required for lecture courses; a bachelor’s degree coupled with significant teaching/work experience may be suitable for some laboratory courses. ABD is acceptable for temporary position.

Most part-time work will be for classes at the lower-division level. The most common need is in lower-division laboratory sections. 

An application remains active for 12 months after its receipt. The file may be extended an additional 12 months by applicant’s request or update to the file.

For the purposes of application, unofficial copies of transcripts are sufficient. If an offer of employment is made, it is subject to verification of academic record. For this, official (or certified copies of) transcripts are required.

Applicant must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.