Sociology - Assistant Professor

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California State University, Fresno
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Fresno
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Jun 24, 2033

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Sociology - Assistant Professor

Job No: 500649
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Human Development

California State University, Fresno

College of Social Science

Department of Sociology

http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/

Title: Sociology - Assistant Professor

Status: Tenure Track

Start: Fall 2022 (August 2022)

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 two certificates: 1) the Humanics Certificate in administration and leadership for community benefit organizations, and 2) a certificate in applied sociological research.

The Position:

All faculty are active in research, and students are encouraged to obtain research experience by working closely with faculty. The department also offers opportunities for outstanding students to gain hands-on research experience in applied community-based settings through its service-learning courses. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

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.

Qualifications:

Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): Ph.D. in Sociology

Required Experience:
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • At least one year of undergraduate teaching experience as an instructor of record.

  • Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in undergraduate teaching as the instructor of record.
  • The ability to teach at least two courses in the upper-division core curriculum, demonstrated through teaching and/or research experience and/or comprehensive exams. The upper-division core curriculum includes Soc 151: Social Classes & Inequality; Soc 152: Classical Sociological Theory or Soc 153: Contemporary Sociological Theory; Soc 175: Quantitative Research Methods; and Soc 176: Qualitative Research Methods.
  • Ability to teach additional courses in the following areas: urban sociology; sociology of crime and deviance; sociology of race and ethnicity; sociology of sex and gender sociology of education; and sociology of philanthropy and community benefit organizations.
  • Experience teaching, conducting research or engaging in community service about social issues that center the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.

  • Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received before September 3, 2021, when formal review by the search committee will begin.; review of applications may continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes May 1, 2022.

    Apply online at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu and attach the following:
    1. Cover letter specifically addressing required education, experience and preferred qualifications;
    2. 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy;
    3. 1-page statement of current research agenda;
    4. 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?”;
    5. curriculum vitae;
    6. a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20 pages;
    7. unofficial graduate transcripts;
    8. sample syllabus; and
    9. contact information for four professional references.

    All finalists we will be requested to send the search chair
    • official transcripts from all post-secondary educational programs;
    • three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months)

    A teaching demonstration and research presentation are required components of the interview process for finalists.

    Search Committee Chair:

    Dr. Amber Crowell, 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 are expected to 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, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th 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.

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

    Territorial Acknowledgement

    Fresno State resides within the heart of Central California and the traditional homeland of the Yokut and Mono peoples whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this region and maintain vibrant, culturally active, lifeways on and off campus.

    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.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. 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. An 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 set forth 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: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

    California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

    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.


    To apply, visit https://careers.fresnostate.edu/en-us/job/500649/sociology-assistant-professor





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    Organization

    California State University, Fresno is the intellectual heart of Central California, providing high quality undergraduate and graduate education.

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