Sociology Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno
March 31, 2024
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Sociology Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 530947 Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track Location: Fresno Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

California State University, Fresno College of Social Science Department of Sociology https:// www.

Sociology Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Tenure Track Fall 2024 (August 2024)

Our Department:

The Department of Sociology in the College of Social Sciences is among the most community-engaged departments at California State University, Fresno, and offers a baccalaureate of arts degree (B.A.) and minor degree in sociology, a minor degree in Philanthropic and Community-based Leadership and three certificates: 1) the Humanics Certificate in administration and leadership for community benefit organization; 2) a certificate in applied sociological research; and 3) a certificate in global literacies in popular culture.

In addition to our commitment to teaching, all faculty are active in research, and students are encouraged to obtain research experience by working closely with faculty. Many of our faculty also collaborate closely with the community to support social justice and social change. The department also offers opportunities for outstanding students to gain hands-on research experience in applied community-based settings through its service-learning courses.

The Position:

The Department invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage with students and/or student organizations in the form of academic advising and mentoring.

Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The majority of our students are first-generation, the first in their families to attend college.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  • Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): Ph.D. in Sociology
  • Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2024
  • Required Experience:

  • Ability to teach classical sociological theory and/or contemporary sociological theory and/or social science statistics/quantitative research methods and/or qualitative research methods;
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Undergraduate teaching experience as an instructor of record
  • Preferred Experience :

  • At least one year of undergraduate teaching experience as instructor of record;
  • Ability to teach additional courses, such as those in the following areas: medical sociology; urban sociology; sociology of development; sociology of crime and deviance; sociology of race and ethnicity; sociology of sex and gender; sociology of sexualities;
  • A strong interest in creating or maintaining a research agenda that centers the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities and communities of color and whose teaching philosophy supports diverse student experiences and backgrounds;
  • Ability to teach courses that would complement or cross-list with other departments and programs in the College of Social Sciences, including Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano and Latin American Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  • Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received before September 18, 2023, when formal review by the search committee will begin.; review of applications may continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes on March 31, 2024. Apply online at: https://

    Application Review Date: September 18, 2023

    Attach the following:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing required education, experience and preferred qualifications;
  • 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy;
  • 1-page statement of current research agenda;
  • 1-page statement addressing the following: “How have you incorporated aspects of diversity into your teaching to support the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds?”;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20 pages;
  • unofficial graduate transcripts;
  • sample syllabus; and
  • contact information for four professional references.
  • Candidates invited for an on-campus visit will be asked to submit the following items via mail/email by a designated deadline:

  • Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months of full consideration date)
  • Official transcripts
  • A teaching demonstration and research presentation are required components of the on-campus interview process.

    Committee Information and Search process:

    Search Chair: Dr. Justin Myers Department of Sociology College of Social Science Email: [email protected]

    About Fresno State

    California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit: https:// www.

    The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “ Doctoral Universities – High research activities ” university per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

    Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: www. We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience the anticipated hiring range is $5,800-$6,300 per month for Assistant Professor (12 monthly payments per academic year). As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

    About the College:

    The College of Social Sciences at Fresno State offers a broad and exciting range of majors, minors, and certificates that help us understand our world: from the study of history, political, social, and cultural issues, to projections for our future, our degree programs are designed to develop essential skills necessary to adapt to a constantly changing world and to provide leadership for the new millennium.

    Territorial Acknowledgement:

    The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

    Other Campus Information:

    In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

    A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

    The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: https:// www.

    California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click https://

    California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    COVID19 Vaccination Policy

    Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

    Advertised: 13 Aug 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: 31 Mar 2024 Pacific Daylight Time

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