Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

California State University Northridge in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 31, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 62,000-65,000
Employment Type Full-time




Northridge, California 91330



Department:   Sociology

Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2015

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant Professor,

Tenure Track

Salary: $62,000-$65,000

Posting # 15-20


The University:


Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelors degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding masters degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUNs 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. masters level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.


CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.


As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website:





Ph.D. in Sociology required by date of appointment. The Department of Sociology seeks a dedicated instructor who is committed to teaching and will complement our current facultys strengths. We seek applications from candidates who demonstrate expertise in race/ethnicity, class, gender, and/or sexuality. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and professional and/or community service. The successful applicant is committed to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives. Experience in advising, course development, and/or securing external grants is advantageous.



CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.


At 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.


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




Teaching responsibilities will include courses in race/ethnicity, class, gender, and/or sexuality at all levels. Course load may include a lower division introductory human sexuality course and upper division courses in race/ethnicity, gender, social stratification, human sexuality, gender and crime, and/or gender and work. There may be additional teaching opportunities in our graduate program. Normal teaching load is 12 units per semester, with opportunities for reduction in teaching load for funded research. There will be a reduced teaching load during the first two years of appointment. The successful candidate will also be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, advise students, contribute to department, college, and university committees, and participate in professional conferences.


Application Deadline:


Screening of applications will begin September 26, 2014.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and teaching evaluations (if available) to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.


Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:


Chair, Search Committee

Department of Sociology

California State University Northridge

Northridge, CA 91330-8318


General Information:


In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.


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.


Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.



Revised 06/14