Visiting Faculty Position Starting August 2019

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Visiting Faculty Position Starting August 2019

Humboldt State University

Department of Sociology - BA in Criminology and Justice Studies
JOB #1920-26

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

The Department of Sociology at Humboldt State University (HSU) invites applications for a full-time Visiting Faculty position supporting our major in Criminology and Justice Studies (CJS) during Academic Year 2019/2020. Our faculty is committed to social justice and action: they provide social change leadership for local communities and the California State University (CSU) System. Our CJS curriculum reflects this commitment. The initial appointment for the Visiting Faculty member will be for the Fall 2019 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2020 term will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation. For appointment in future terms, the faculty member may submit an application to the Temporary Faculty Pool or for other faculty vacancies at HSU.

Salary is dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:

A Ph.D. in Criminology, Justice Studies, Sociology or a related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants who are ABD or have made considerable progress toward their terminal degree will be considered.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience or preparation to teach Critical Criminology courses: Inequalities/Criminalization, Law and Society/Dissent, Theories of Crime and Justice, Punishment and Justice in Cross-National Perspective;
  • Experience creating learning environments that support students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Evidence of effective teaching using a variety of dynamic, inclusive pedagogies; and
  • Ability to work well with others.

    At the time of appointment the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

    For information on University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page:

    Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

    Professional Duties:
    The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues. This position also requires attendance at department meetings.

    General Information:
    The HSU Department of Sociology offers a BA in Sociology, a BA in Criminology and Justice Studies, and an MA in Public Sociology, Social Justice and Action. Students find an active and supportive department culture that surrounds coursework in criminological theory, methods, inequalities of crime and justice, law, policy and action. Faculty members teaching in the CJS major come from several disciplines central to addressing current issues. For more information, please visit:

    Application: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

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  • Letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available);
  • Sample syllabi (if available);
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • List of at least three professional references and contact information.

    Additional application materials such as three letters of recommendation may be requested at a later time. Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Sociology, or Humboldt State University to:

    Dr. Josh Meisel, Search Committee Chair
    Department of Sociology
    Humboldt State University
    One Harpst Street
    Arcata, California 95521-8299
    Phone (707) 826-3139
    Email: [email protected]

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 4, 2019. Early response is encouraged.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or [email protected]

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    Posted: 1/10/2019
    Application Due: 2/4/2019
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