California State University, Fresno
College of Social Sciences
Africana Studies Program &
Department of Criminology
The Africana Studies Program and the Department of Criminology in the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno are accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank with a Fall 2017 start date. We seek the joint appointment of a general specialist in Sociology/Criminology with a research emphasis in race/class analysis who could teach courses in both curricula, including General Education. Specific courses that the successful candidate should be ready to teach include the following options for Africana Studies: Critical Thinking About Race, Sociology of the Black Experience, Race Relations, African American Community, American Inequality, Law and the Minority Community; and the following options for Criminology: Ethnic & Gender Issues in Criminal Justice, Institutional Corrections, Juvenile Delinquency, Community-Based Corrections, Trauma & Crisis Intervention.
Africana Studies is generally defined as a study of the historical and cultural experiences of African peoples from a variety of academic disciplines. The program uses an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective to illuminate the connectedness of the human experience and provide culturally-appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to understand the experiences of African peoples all over the world. Program URL: http://www.fresnostate.edu/
The Department of Criminology serves the San Joaquin Valley of Central California and the expanding global community (including University students from 90 nations), by offering a quality educational opportunity for students at the academic certificate, minor, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. The Department of Criminology enjoys an undergraduate population of approximately 1800 students, the largest major on-campus, and a larger student population than all other departments combined in the College of Social Sciences. The Department also offers a Master of Science degree in Criminology. The Fresno State Department of Criminology is among the oldest and finest Criminology programs on the West Coast. Department URL: www.fresnostate.edu/
An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Africana Studies, Criminology or closely related field such as Sociology from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For continued employment in a tenure track position the doctorate must be completed by 8/11/2018.
1) Primary research interests that emphasize race and class analysis such as social movements, community corrections, mass incarceration, victim services, minority relations and policing, social justice and activism, juvenile delinquency, ethics, methods and theory; judicial process and the courts;
2) Ability to make new contributions in teaching and research for increased collaboration between the Africana Studies Program and Criminology Department;
3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
1) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals;
2) Expertise in U.S. race relations and the criminal justice system (including one or more of the Criminology Department’s four options of: law enforcement, corrections, victimology, and forensic behavioral sciences).
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete an online application at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu/
and attach the following materials: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit a minimum of three current letters of recommendation, (dated within the last 12 months), a statement of teaching philosophy and official transcripts. A teaching demonstration and research presentation are required components of the on-campus interview process.
For inquiries, contact: Dr. Meta Schettler, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Africana Studies Program, College of Social Sciences, 2555 East San Ramon Ave., M/S SB 69, Fresno, CA 93740-8029; Phone: 559 278 4593; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.