CSU Chico: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Contemporary Theory, Global & Class Inequality

Application: jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6842

CSU Chico: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Contemporary Theory, Immigration, Global, Class Inequality

Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Sociology at California State University, Chico

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Initial Review Date: 11/01/21; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

How to Apply: Applicants must provide a current cover letter of no more than 2 pages (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. All applicants must apply online at: jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6842. Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The University proudly holds the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation, and enrolls over 17,000 students, over half of whom identify as first generation college students.

The ideal candidate will share Chico State’s demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, research and service to the university and surrounding North State communities.

Qualification Details

Minimum Qualifications The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Sociology. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2022. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and an active program of research in fields relevant to teaching duties that will lead to scholarly publication. Demonstrated teaching experience, with flexibility for both in-person and online modalities. Must be able to teach a course in Contemporary Social Theory.

Preferred Qualifications: We seek a candidate who can specialize in teaching applied real-world skills to undergraduate sociology majors, specifically in immigration (especially from Latin America), global sociology, and class inequality. Desire to deliver innovative online courses in post-COVID-19 circumstances is strongly preferred. We highly value the ability and willingness to incorporate Latinx issues, authors, and perspectives into classes to reflect our student population.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching assignments are based on upon qualifications of the individual and may change with the needs of the department.

The Department: The Sociology Department delivers a high-quality undergraduate program. The department operates two programs, a traditional on-campus program and a fully online distance education program. Consequently, course delivery involves traditional on-campus classrooms as well as hybrid, synchronous, and asynchronous online courses, which can include web-streaming of on-campus classes. Sequenced courses in sociological methods and social theory are at the heart of the major. Rooted in the teacher-scholar tradition, we foster the development of critical thinking skills, and the application of sociological theories, concepts, and research to everyday life. We stress both practical and scholarly applications, which translate into job and life skills. The Sociology Department consists of seven tenured and tenure-track faculty and additional part-time faculty with a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate education for a diverse student body. Faculty have active programs in research, writing, and grant administration. Sociology is one of eleven departments and programs in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (www.csuchico.edu/bss/). California State University Chico, is a mid-size state university which draws students from both the immediate service area in the northern part of California, and from across the state (www.csuchico.edu/soci/). The Sociology Department attracts diverse student majors, over half of whom are Latinx or other students of color.

Job-related questions should be directed to: Dr. Dana Williams, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, CSU Chico, 400 West First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0445, dmwilliams@csuchico.edu


Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/. Questions can be sent to: academicpersonnel@csuchico.edu.

CSU, Chico is an 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 and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

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 University

California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state-supported member of a 23-campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 17,000.

Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students. We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and global society.

The Community

With a population of nearly 110,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services, excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities. The city’s Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons. For more information: www.csuchico.edu/about/chico-facts.shtml