CSU Stanislaus: Assistant Professor, Sociology


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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY: The Department of Sociology, Gerontology, Gender Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The person appointed to this position will teach in areas related to their area of specialization, along with core theory and methods courses and the department’s writing proficiency course. We are seeking an applicant with specializations in the sociology of youth, education, and/or mental health. There’s a growing recognition on this campus, and in the discipline of Sociology more broadly, of the need to acknowledge how historical conditions (including imperialism, colonialism, and capitalism) impact our contemporary culture and sense of place. Thus, applicants will need to demonstrate expertise in intersectionalities, especially related to the intersections of place, race, and culture. Additional duties will include: effective student mentoring and advising, service to the department, college, and university, scholarly productivity, community outreach efforts and curriculum development for affiliated concentrations. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the university are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. This is an academic year appointment, with opportunities for additional Summer Session teaching likely.



A Ph.D. in Sociology is required for this tenure track appointment. Candidates with ABD status will be considered beyond the initial round of review only if the dissertation advisor confirms the candidate is on track to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 10, 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly accomplishment or strong potential for programmatic research and publication relevant to the position.



Substantial evidence of undergraduate teaching excellence at the university level and a demonstrated capacity for publishable scholarship. Experience with and commitment to highly effective teaching practices appropriate to meeting the needs of a diverse historically marginalized student population. Evidence of successful scholarly research (grants, publications) and ongoing research activity germane to the position. Experience with mentoring and/or advising.


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A complete application is required and must include: an application letter specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; professional curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

To apply for this position, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Ann Strahm, Chair

Department of Sociology College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

California State University, Stanislaus

One University Circle Turlock, CA



This appointment begins August 17, 2022. Screening of applications will begin March 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


The Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Gender Studies serves a diverse student body. The typical major is a first-generation working-class woman of color. The Department prides itself on maintaining rigor and high expectations, while at the same time understanding our majors are “differently prepared” and do not necessarily conform to the typical expectation of college life. Thus, in addition to rigor, we expect the successful applicant to be cognizant of the unique qualities of our students and spend time assessing his/her/their approach to teaching.


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master’s programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.



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.



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The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.