CSU Dominguez Hills–Assistant Professor, Sociology, with specialty in Family/Aging/Life Course

CSU Dominguez Hills invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor. The University seeks an outstanding, innovative, and visionary leader for the School; one who is committed to promoting and fostering excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor with specialization in one of more of the following areas, Sociology of the Family and Aging and the Life Course, an emphasis on racial minorities is preferred. Secondary emphasis may include: race relations, community health, immigration, and/or social inequality. Experience in working with a population of students such as ours at CSUDH, which is a federally recognized Minority Serving Institution, is highly preferred. Given the university and departmental commitment to serve our communities, special consideration will be given to candidates whose scholarship is relevant to urban environments and reflects working with diverse community organizations. A critical dimension of this position is an understanding of the complex relationships of race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship. The Sociology Department at CSUDH builds its academic programs around “Sociology in Service to Community.” Thus, ideal applicants are those who engage undergraduate and graduate students in research and service learning Grant writing experience is a plus.

Responsibilities: Teaching expectations include undergraduate and graduate level courses in the following areas, Family and Aging. Faculty will have the opportunity to develop more advance courses that involve internships and research with community based organizations. Given our student population, candidate’s teaching methods must address issues of academic preparation by providing structured course materials and hands-on teaching strategies. The Sociology Department requires faculty to provide academic advisement, participate in department and university service, and to develop strong scholarly research resulting in scholarly publications.

The Sociology Department
The Department of Sociology at CSUDH is committed to its mission of sociology in service to community. The department is composed of a diverse, innovative and stimulating faculty who teach and pursue research in a variety of areas that are important in today’s global societies. The sociology faculty offers undergraduate and graduate programs with several emphases that respond directly to the needs of today’s students. We offer a wide range of opportunities to engage in service learning, applied research and community studies and organizing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Background Checks
The successful candidate is required to complete a thorough background check and the employment offer can be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying or falsified information.

• A PhD in Sociology or a closely related field at the time of the appointment.
• Demonstrate ability to provide high quality curricular and instructional service to students.
• Demonstrate an active research agenda.
• Demonstrate commitment to help build our “sociology in service to community” vision within the department, the university, and the larger community.
• Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

The University
CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.

How to Apply
While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016.

Register your online application/s at https://my.csudh.edu/psp/paaprd/EMPLOYEE/HDHPRD/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL and have the following documents as a single file by November 6, 2016:
• Current Curricula Vitae
• Cover letter
• List of 3 references with contact information
• Copy of Terminal Degree
• Writing Sample
• Sample Syllabi
• Teaching Evaluations (if available)

Instructions on how to submit a single document link:
http://www4.csudh.edu/Assets/CSUDH-Sites/HR/docs/External-Applicant-FAQs-final.pdf

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation and official transcripts directly to the following address:

Chair of Search Committee
Department of Sociology
CSUDH
1000. E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the office of Faculty Affairs at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3693.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

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