California State University, San Bernardino — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Sociology / Sociology of Family

Depends on Qualifications

San Bernardino, CA

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Academic Affairs

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Department: Sociology
Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Effective Date: September 2019
Area of Specialization: Sociology of Family

California State University, San Bernardino.  The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. We seek candidates with specialization in sociology of family, with secondary emphases in racial and ethnic minorities (e.g., Latinx sociology, Black/African American studies, Native American studies).

The University
California State University, San Bernardino is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 21,000 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation. CSUSB is listed among the best colleges and universities in the western United State, according to The Princeton Review, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report.

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty.  CSUSB had a diverse student body, approximately 80% of our students are first-generation college students and we seek a colleague with a demonstrated commitment to fostering a community that recognizes the value of all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ability or socioeconomic status.

Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

The Sociology Department
The Sociology Department is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Sociology-Social Services Track.  The department has 12 full-time tenure track faculty members and over 700 undergraduate majors.

Typical Activities
Faculty are expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the university and community. In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the university’s strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) teaching and learning excellence; b) student access, retention, and success; c) excellence in research and creative activities; d) service to the campus and San Bernardino communities.

Minimum Qualifications
1) Ph.D. in Sociology or related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) by time of appointment. 2) Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level. 3) Evidence of teaching sociology of family, and secondary emphases in racial and ethnic minorities. 4) Evidence of commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff in a multicultural/multiethnic campus environment. 5) Evidence of active research agenda with specialization in sociology of family and racial and ethnic minorities.

Supplemental Information
1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, research/professional accomplishments and goals.

Please submit contact information for three references and copies of transcripts of all post-secondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

Also include a Diversity Statement detailing how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship might support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field (maximum 250 words).

Formal review of applications will begin 9/30/18 and continue until the position is filled.

To find out more about the Department of Sociology, please visit

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at 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 – Revised July 21, 2017)

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:

California State University, San Bernardino

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San Bernardino, California, 92407

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