Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The University is seeking to fill 51 tenure-track faculty positions for appointments starting in the 2020-21 academic year. Please check this website regularly as we continue to update the job postings.

San Francisco State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world’s great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State encourages its students, faculty and staff to engage fully with the community and develop and share knowledge.

Inspired by the diversity of our community, which includes many first-generation college students, and the courage of an academic community that strives to break down traditional boundaries, SF State equips its students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. With the unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the University, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

College of Business

  • Accounting (Financial)
  • Accounting (Business Law/Taxation)
  • Decision Sciences  (2 Positions, Data Analytics/Statistics)
  • Economics (Urban Economics/Econometrics)

Graduate College of Education

  • Special Education (Extensive Support Needs)
  • Special Education (Visual Impairements)
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (2 positions, Multi-Disciplinary)

College of Ethnic Studies

  • Africana Studies (Department Chair)
  • Latina/o Studies (Afro-Latinidad)
  • Latina/o Studies (Community Organizing)
  • Race and Resistance Studies (Equity in Student Success) 
  • Race and Resistance Studies (Women of Color Feminisms)
  • Race and Resistance Studies (Queer/Trans Ethnic Studies)

College of Health &  Social Sciences

  • Child and Adolescent Development (Early Childhood)
  • Child and Adolescent Development (School Age Children and Youth)
  • Counseling (College Counseling)
  • Health Education (Critical Public Health)
  • Nursing (Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Sociology (Transgender/LGBTQ Studies)

College of Liberal & Creative Arts

  • Art (Museum Studies)
  • Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts (Theory/Criticism)
  • Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts (Video Production) 
  • Cinema (Animation)  
  • Cinema (Endowed Chair, African-American Cinema) 
  • Cinema (Endowed Chair, Fiction Film Making) 
  • Communication Studies (Interpersonal Communication)
  • Creative Writing (Endowed Chair, Poetry)
  • Creative Writing (Endowed Chair, Fiction/Non-Fiction)
  • Design (Industrial Design)
  • Design (Design Foundations)
  • English Language and Literature (19th Century Literature)
  • English Language and Literature (Writing Studies)
  • History (Race/Ethnicity 19th/20th Century US) 
  • Philosophy (Applied Ethics)
  • Philosophy (Political/Law)
  • Political Science (Women in American Politics)
  • Theatre and Dance (Design/Design Coordination)

College of Science & Engineering

  • Biology (Animal Physiology)
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry (Chemistry Education)
  • Climate Change Science Educator
  • Computer Science (Theory/Algorithms)
  • Computer Science (Big Data/Analytics)
  • Computer Science (Human Computer Interactions)
  • Engineering (2 Positions, Computer Engineering)
  • Engineering (Engineering Education)
  • Mathematics (Statistics)
  • Psychology (Developmental Psychology) 

J. Paul Leonard Library

  • Librarian 
Applications require a Student Success Statement about teaching, scholarship and engaging with an inclusive and diverse academic community. 

Employment Requirements:


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


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San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.