Assistant Professor: Sociology of Crime/Criminology

San Diego, California
Jul 12, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The San Diego State University Department of Sociology is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociology of Crime/Criminology to begin the fall semester of 2018. A Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology is required, as is evidence of published research and a defined research agenda for the future. A demonstrated potential to attract funding is also valued. Particular areas of interest are social control, criminal networks and community-based corrections. A focus on the dynamic roles of race/ethnicity is especially valued. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of sociology of crime, criminological theory, criminal organizations and other courses that the candidate might develop to enhance the department’s curriculum.The successful candidate will also be expected to lead the Department’s effort to collaborate and bridge teaching and research interests that are shared by other academic units such as the Criminal Justice Program and the Department of Political Science.  

The SDSU Sociology Department serves more than three hundred and fifty undergraduate majors, and approximately forty master’s degree aspirants. It has a global/multicultural approach to both teaching and research and is firmly committed to developing and maintaining a social inequality-oriented focus and is, thus, seeking applicants who can work well with diverse student populations. See our website at for more information.

San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intense University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. See

A Ph.D. should be in-hand at the start of the appointment. Please send a letter of application that includes your teaching record/approach and a summary of your research (past, present and proposed), a curriculum vitae, a course syllabus that you have developed, and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for submission of applications is October 23, 2017.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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 employee who applies for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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