Social/Behavioral Sciences (Tenure-Track Appointment in Social Sciences)

  • Stanislaus
  • Turlock, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Education and Training Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure track position at a rank to be determined based on qualifications. Teaching and advising responsibilities will be conducted at our Turlock and Stockton campuses. The successful candidate will serve as director of the Social Sciences program starting in the second year of the appointment, providing leadership for the multidisciplinary program, including oversight of the implementation plan from the most recent Academic Program Review. Additional responsibilities include student advising, collaboration with community college partners to promote the recruitment of majors, coordination of ongoing program assessment, and oversight of the Social Sciences Steering Committee. Teaching responsibilities emphasize instruction in social sciences methodologies and capstone seminar, comprising two courses per semester during the first two years, three courses per semester thereafter, with at least half dedicated to program delivery in Stockton. Additional workload will include coordination of major advising and oversight of the program, with initial efforts directed to promoting delivery of the Social Sciences major in Stockton. Collaboration with department chair in developing class schedule, hiring and evaluating part-time faculty, and managing the program budget. The successful candidate will also assist local community colleges in developing transfer-ready curriculum to support an AA degree in Social Sciences, serve as program liaison with the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing to support the Social Sciences Preparation Program, and coordinate with our self-support Social Sciences degree completion programs.

Interdisciplinary terminal degree (PhD or EdD) in Social Sciences, constituent disciplines, or focused on Social Sciences in Education. Prior successful teaching experience at the university level. Experience with hybrid/online pedagogies and student advising.

Experience with a multidisciplinary academic program. Experience working with a state-level teacher credentialing commission.

A complete application must include: an application letter specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching proficiency; a sample of research; diversity statement, professional curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

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If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Kevlin Jasek-Rysdahl, Chair
Department of Economics, Agriculture and Social Sciences
College of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA

Screening of completed application files will begin on December 13, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins on August 2020.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

The Social Sciences program is a multidisciplinary major that is housed in the Economics, Agriculture, & Social Sciences Department. In order to complete the major, students select courses from three of the following disciplines: anthropology, communication studies, criminal justice, economics, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. To learn more about the program, visit our web site at

California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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