CSU San Bernardino: Assistant Professor, Sociology

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Sociology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology (or related areas) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. Applicants should be able to teach courses in qualitative research methods. Secondary emphases should align with current departmental strengths. Teaching areas should include at least one of the following: social stratification, migration, environmental sociology, social welfare, or community engaged research.  

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES
The candidate will have opportunities to teach from a wide selection of our current departmental course offerings, both core and elective courses. This position also has the potential to develop and innovate new courses for our curriculum. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students across a wide range of disciplines. Ideally, the candidate’s research agenda would have the potential for future extramural funding. 

Minimum Qualifications

1) Ph.D. in Sociology (or related field) from an accredited institution is required at the time of appointment.

2) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (or potential of teaching effectiveness) at the undergraduate level.

3) Evidence of scholarship and research potential in the area of expertise or related issues.

4) Evidence of a commitment to service and working effectively with students, faculty, and staff in a multicultural/multiethnic campus environment.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Sociology Department at CSUSB (located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences) is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic departments on the CSUSB campus. The Sociology Department is composed of diverse and experienced faculty whose teaching and research expertise contribute to students’ intellectual and professional development to address social inequalities and contribute towards social justice and equity.  As of Fall 2021, the department has 15 tenure track/tenured faculty members, five part-time instructors, and nearly 1000 declared undergraduate majors.

We offer a Bachelor in Arts Sociology with two concentration options “General Sociology” and “Social Services & Community Research,” a Sociology minor, and a Certificate in Gerontology . Our faculty also teach in interdisciplinary programs including Gender & Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences, and the Master of Arts in Social Sciences & Globalization. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students to examine and analyze social phenomena from a sociological perspective. Through our student-centered and applied coursework, students develop critical analysis skills, theoretical and methodological proficiencies, research experience, and internship/service-learning opportunities that prepare them for graduate degrees and professional careers.

For more information about the Sociology, please visit http://csbs.csusb.edu/sociology

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair

Annika Anderson

(909) 537-7658

annika.anderson@csusb.edu

Department Chair

Ethel Nicdao

(909) 537-3748

ethel.nicdao@csusb.edu

HOW TO APPLY

Please Submit   

1) Curriculum Vitae.

2) Cover Letter that includes a statement of your teaching philosophy and a statement of your research experience and goals.

3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.

4) Two writing samples.

5) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

6) Reference List – names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.   Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

7)  Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

8)  A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit Hyperlink at:

https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=505670&SourceTypeID=803&sLanguage=en-us&lApplicationSubSourceID=11243

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

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.
 
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 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino 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. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: 
https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest

Online ad: https://careers.csusb.edu/en-us/job/505670/assistant-professor-sociology