CSU Long Beach Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology (Transnational/Global Sociology or Social Movements)

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology

Tenure-Track Position Opening


POSITION:     Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology (Transnational/Global Sociology or Social Movements)

EFFECTIVE DATE:     August 21, 2017 (Fall 2017 Semester)

SALARY RANGE:     Commensurate with qualifications and experience


  • Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2017.
  • Specialization in the areas of Transnational/Global Sociology or Social Movements.
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching at the college level.
  • Demonstrated potential for continued development of research, scholarly, and creative activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED  QUALIFICATIONS:                                       

  • Evidence of scholarship and successful teaching in Transnational/Global Sociology or Social Movements.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students and supervise research.
  • Evidence of service in an academic institution or the community.


  • Teach courses such as: Sociology of Globalization, Political Sociology, Problems in International Social Conflict, Cases in International Social Conflict, Social Order and Social Change, Social Stratification, Classical Sociological Theory, Modern Sociological Theory, Quantitative Methods, and/or Qualitative Methods.
  • Develop potential courses in: Transnational Communities, Racialized and Gendered State Violence, Comparative Social Movements, Human Rights and Social Justice, Youth Identities and Social Movements, Community-Based Organizing, and/or within the candidate’s area(s) of expertise.
  • Engage in ongoing research, scholarly, and creative activities.
  • Assist in mentoring students; supervise student research projects.
  • Develop curricula to meet the needs of a diverse student body.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:                                

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced).
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  • CV (including current email address).
  • Three current signed letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree.
  • Samples of relevant materials, including teaching materials (philosophy, evaluations, syllabi) and evidence of research (papers, publications, dissertation chapters).
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.

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.

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Kerry Woodward, Co-Chair, Search Committee
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Sociology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0906
Telephone Number (562) 985-4236
E-Mail Address: Kerry.Woodward@csulb.edu

Applicants may also apply electronically through: Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7655

APPLICATION DEADLINE:     Review of applications to begin October 10, 2016

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, work, and thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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