CSU East Bay Assistant Professor, Sociology, Social Movements





SOC-SOCMOVEMENTS-TT [Position PS #00000839]

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THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. We are proud of our diversity and committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all our students. The Almanac of Higher Education’s 2013-14 rankings of four-year public universities ranked Cal State East Bay’s student body as the most diverse in the state, and the fifth most diverse in the nation. More than 64% of the students identify as students of color, a majority are low income, and there are a range of diversities within these and other populations, including linguistic, gender, sexual identity, religion, and age. The 10 major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one-million items. The University also has branch campuses in Concord and Oakland, as well as Online. Our 600 faculty offer bachelor’s degrees in 47 fields, minors in 51 fields, master’s degrees in 33 fields, 9 credential programs, and 1 doctoral degree program.


 THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Sociology offers its diverse student population a rich array of courses in sociology, covering a wide range of social institutions, sociological perspectives, and methods of inquiry. Our faculty roster includes 9 tenure/tenure-track and 10 lecturer faculty. We offer a B.A. and a minor in Sociology. The Department of Sociology has over 600 majors, many of whom are the first in their family to earn a college degree.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:  The successful candidate will be a specialist in the sociology of social movements, with experience teaching Social Movements course(s) and a research agenda that centrally focuses on social movements. We especially encourage applicants researching contemporary social movements addressing issues of diversity and social justice. In additional to teaching courses on social movements, the successful candidate will also regularly teach either quantitative and qualitative research methods or sociological theory. Other teaching duties will be assigned based on candidate interests and departmental need. In addition to teaching, all faculty are expected to sustain a record of scholarly work, advise majors, assist the department with administrative and committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at CSUEB include courses at Hayward, Concord, and online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor of Sociology. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization. 

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Semester, 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidate must have earned a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Sociology at the time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have the required earned doctorate by the effective date of the appointment. Candidates with a record of teaching Social Movements and either Sociological Theory or Research Methods at the undergraduate level are preferred. Candidates must have experience researching social movements and have an ongoing research agenda centrally focused on social movements. The candidate should be able to demonstrate innovative approaches to teaching Social Movements courses to a diverse student body. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, social justice, and excellence. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. The University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Faculty will begin reviewing files on 9/18/17. The position is open until filled. To apply, please submit the following vie Interfolio (see “Apply Now,” below).

  • Please submit a cover letter that addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita
  • Two (2) writing samples
  • A course syllabus for Social Movements
  • A teaching philosophy statement
  • A diversity statement highlighting your strategies for and successes in engaging a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising
  • Course evaluations (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation and the names and full contact information for those three referees.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal record check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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