Sociology and Sexuality Studies (22/23 SSE 01)

  • California State University (CSU) Bakersfield
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

Description:
Job#: 22/23 SSE 01

Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology (with expertise in Applied Sociology)

Type: Tenure Track
Academic Year: 2022/2023
Available: August 2022

Location: Department of Sociology (24DDH)
School of Social Sciences and Education
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Janet Armentor, Chair
Search and Screening Committee
jarmentor@csub.edu

Deadline: Applications received by November 5, 2021 will be given full consideration.

University Background: California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges (2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and #17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by US News and World Report (2019).

CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African-American, 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Sociology within the Division of School of Social Science and Education at CSUB is committed to academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

School Information: The School of Social Sciences and Education is going through a time of unprecedented growth with an enrollment of more than 5,000 students in Fall 2020. The School is composed of nine departments: Advanced Educational Studies, Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Kinesiology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Teacher Education. There are also multiple programs including Anthropology and Liberal Studies. There are approximately 80 full-time faculty and 30 staff across these departments and programs. The School offers undergraduate, graduate, and credential program, and a doctoral program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). The School also offers Criminal Justice; Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies; Sociology; and Education programs at the CSUB Antelope Valley campus. Accreditations in the School include AAQEP Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation), CTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing), and CSWE (Council on Social Work Education).

Department Information: In the Department of Sociology our goal is to advance students' intellectual preparation in macro and micro sociological concepts through rigorous, substantive, theoretical, and methodological coursework. The department is committed to creating a welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment for its students and faculty. For additional information view our Website:
http://www.csub.edu/Sociology/.

Position Description: The Department of Sociology at CSU, Bakersfield invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment beginning August 2022. We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher-scholar with a strong background in applied sociology. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise complementing our Human Services concentration. This concentration prepares undergraduate students for careers in social work, educational counseling, and non-profit organizations. The secondary area is mixed methods research. This position will primarily support the growing major at our Los Angeles County satellite campus in Lancaster, CA: California State University, Bakersfield Antelope Valley (CSUB AV). Sociology is the largest program at the AV campus. Faculty at this campus maintain strong ties to the Bakersfield campus (such as through departmental meetings, distance education, and committee work). Assistant professors are evaluated annually on teaching success, research/scholarly record, and service; the normal probationary period is 6 years.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment is required. We seek a colleague with primary teaching and research expertise in applied sociology, who demonstrate teaching experience using a variety of teaching modalities (in person, ITV, hybrid, fully online), and a well-developed research agenda. Additionally, applications should demonstrate commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Teaching and research expertise in mixed methods research
• A record of funded or unfunded grants and proposals

Application: Applications received by November 5, 2021 will be given full consideration; position will remain open until filled. Send an original letter of application, curriculum vita, documentation of teaching experience, philosophy, and effectiveness (especially with undergraduate students); statement regarding your commitment to serving a diverse population and commitment to equity and inclusion; names of three (3) professional references and contact information (address, office telephone, & email); as well as transcripts verifying course work and award of degree to Dr. Janet Armentor at jarmentor@csub.edu. We will contact references for semi-finalists and finalist candidates directly.

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily 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 employees who apply for the position.

Mandated Reported: 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.

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery.

EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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