CSU San Marcos: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies

Position Announcement

 California State University San Marcos

Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies

Position: Assistant Professor 1920-025

Effective Date: Fall 2021

The Sociology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for its majors in Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies. We seek to recruit scholars who develop and/or teach curricula that advance racial and social justice, drawing from their engagement with communities of color.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek a tenure-track assistant professor position who has content area expertise in domestic and/or transnational immigration or “crimmigration” with focus on US-Mexico-Central America and youth and families. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to innovative pedagogical strategies and mentoring students. They must demonstrate a record of success (or potential for success) in research or creative activities focused on underserved minoritized communities. Candidates must be actively engaged in research.

Diversity & Equity Cluster Hire at CSUSM:

CSUSM seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as role models for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to the academic success of our students. Candidates can demonstrate their commitment to diversity and equity either through their teaching or research and creative activity or service. Ph.D. in Sociology or related interdisciplinary (e.g., Critical Criminology; American Studies, Ethnic Studies; Justice Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). ABD with doctorate degree awarded by August 2021 will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates for this position will offer at least two academic years’ experience teaching at the college level or equivalent. The candidate’s teaching interest should be consistent with our academic program, including interest in contributing to our graduate program. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in the core courses and electives in the Sociology and the Criminology & Justice Studies majors. 


Faculty are expected to teach 18 units per academic year, develop an active research agenda, and participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and local community.

Applications must include:

  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample of written work (up to two items)
  • Sample syllabi (used in or proposed for relevant course)
  • Three letters of reference submitted directly from referees
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample student evaluations of instruction
  • TT Applicant Survey

Submit application materials to: soccrimjustt2021@csusm.edu.

Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Xuan Santos, Search Chair; soccrimjustt2021@csusm.edu.

A review of applications will begin February 19, 2021; however, the position will be open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information. California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. 

The person holding this position is considered a limited 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.