California State University Channel Islands — Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure track)

Area: Social Inequalities (Race, Class, Gender, or Intersectionality)

The Sociology Program at CSUCI invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  The Program seeks applicants who specialize in the quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods study of social inequalities, including race, class, gender, and their interaction. Candidates must be committed to joining a Program dedicated to systematic empirical inquiry and high-impact practices (service learning, undergraduate research, community engagement, etc.). View full application information at the University website: https://jobs.csuci.edu/en-us/listing/

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or ABD in Sociology with requirement that degree be in hand by the start of the Fall 2022 semester. The ideal candidate will have lived experiences related to various social inequalities, such as race, gender, class, or others, and their interactions. We value the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and seek a colleague equally committed to teaching, research, and service. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record (or evidence of promise) in each of those areas in their application materials. Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to work effectively with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience, experience of teaching with high-impact practices, research in the areas of Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequalities.

Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate courses on Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequalities, as well as other core and elective Sociology classes consistent with Program needs, including our senior Capstone course, where faculty design and implement community-engaged research projects with students; maintaining an active role as a Teacher-Scholar with an active research agenda with publications; mentoring students, with focus on students pursuing program major and minor; participating in the planning, governance, and operation of the institution through service to the program, campus, community, and academic discipline(s); working in efficient and productive collaboration with all CSUCI personnel as appropriate to tasks at hand.

About the University: California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI 20th among “Top Public Schools”. Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 20th of over 1,449 schools in CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (2020) and the 15th “Most Transformative College” (2020) in the nation by Money Magazine. 

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 55% of our undergraduate students as Latinx, 25% as White, 2% as Black/African American, 5.5% as Asian/Asian American, and 4% are multiracial. In 2019, CSUCI attained the inaugural Seal of Excelencia, granted by the Washington, D.C.-based organization, Excelencia in Education, for facilitating the success of Latinx students. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving CSUCI’s growing diverse student body.

CSUCI is taking steps to confront racism and advocate for justice and fairness for all people. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute and serve as colleagues to our tenure-track body that consists of 20.73% Latinx faculty, 2.44% Black/African American faculty, 8.54% Asian/Asian American faculty, and 62.2% White faculty.

Diversity Statement:
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn.

CSUCI Mission Statement:
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

About the Program:
The Sociology Department at CSU Channel Islands is a vibrant and growing program seeking an energetic colleague to help us build a strong student-centered program – one that is both rigorous and developmental; that provides students with a foundation in systematic empirical inquiry and opportunities for research; that is committed to community engagement in and out of the classroom; and which equally serves students preparing for graduate programs and those seeking direct entry into a range of careers. We value the teacher-scholar model for our faculty.

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