Position Information

Assistant Professor of Sociology
The Department of Sociology invites applicants with primary teaching and research specialties in the Sociology of Education. A secondary area in the Sociology of Crime and Deviance is especially desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates who are teacher-scholars with a commitment to critical perspectives and social justice.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher-scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in their substantive area, as well as core courses in the discipline, and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. We are specifically looking for those candidates enthusiastic about teaching Sociology of Education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. We particularly welcome candidates who can also teach one or more of the following courses: Deviant Behavior, Law and Society, Criminology, Mass Incarceration, Juvenile Delinquency, or The American Drug Scene. Faculty generally teach 3 classes per semester.  A reduced teaching load is provided for the first two years. This person will also be responsible for engaging in scholarly endeavors resulting in peer-reviewed publications commensurate with the requirements for tenure. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, work with graduate students and supervise M.A. theses and projects, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology
Organization: California State University, Fullerton, Department of Sociology
Location: Fullerton,  CA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 8/15/2022
Date Posted: 8/15/2022
Requirements Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Sociology or a relevant field by August 2023 required. To be considered, ABD applicants must include their application materials, transcripts, and supporting documentation (e.g., letters from advisors, an indication of oral defense date, sample dissertation chapters, etc.) indicating that their degree completion will occur before August 2023.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching a diverse student population, including first?generation college students, low-socioeconomic students, and racially minoritized students.
  • A strong record or potential of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment
  • A realistic future research agenda and evidence of ongoing involvement in research activity
  • Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from intersecting marginalized social groups
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice or other critical perspectives in their teaching and research
  • Demonstrated contributions to equity through scholarship, teaching, and service
  • Note applicants who do not meet all required qualifications may not move forward in the search. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialization in the Sociology of Education and Sociology of Crime and Deviance
Status: This listing expires on: 10/14/2022
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California State University, Fullerton, Department of Sociology
2600 Nutwood Avenue
Suite 900
Fullerton,  CA 92831
United States
(657) 278-3531
Dr. Maria Malagon

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