Sonoma State University: Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

(Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor

Starting Fall 2019

Refer to #104661 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

OUR COMMITMENT

Guided by our core values, Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

THE UNIVERSITY

Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high quality education to more than 9000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state.

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES

In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in service to the department, school, and community. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in our distinctive, high-impact Freshman and Sophomore year programs and to foster our commitment to the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 through excellent teaching, advising, and mentoring. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the University’s Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Policy. All faculty are required to have the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.

THE DEPARTMENT

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Sonoma State offers a unique curriculum that provides students with a deep theoretical understanding of the criminal justice world and the strong critical thinking skills that are needed to compete in today’s job market. We currently serve a diverse undergraduate population with 350 majors, consisting of almost 40% minorities. Our graduates continue to work in fields beyond criminal justice, with many going on to law school, graduate school, and a variety of both governmental and non-governmental organization

DUTIES OF THE POSITION

The CCJS Department seeks a broadly trained person in the interdisciplinary field of criminology and criminal justice. We are interested in candidates who can teach in the area of corrections and/or policing. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can add to the department’s offerings in social justice. Candidates will be expected to teach the department’s introductory course on criminology and public policy, as well as contribute to academic advising for our undergraduate majors.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:

A Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, or a related field is required by the time of appointment. A J.D. is not sufficient for this position. Candidates must demonstrate active involvement in the discipline of criminology and criminal justice studies, superior undergraduate teaching skills or the potential for them, and the ability to relate to a diverse student body.

RANK AND SALARY

Salary and service credit depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. The salary for this position is $72,060.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the www.sonoma.edu/jobs link above.

Please submit:

Required

Application letter that includes; Research interests, Teaching Philosophy and experiences with diversity in your research, teaching or service, and your potential to support SSU’s commitment to diversity
Curriculum vitae including three (3) references to be contacted by committee members

Additional Required Documents

Student Evaluations
Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only.

Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor any international candidates for this cycle. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications received by October 15, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to:

Dr. Emily K. Asencio

Emily.asencio@sonoma.edu

(707) 664-2934

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

#104661 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.

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