About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in
2002 as the newest campus in the California State University
system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed
into one of the premier public universities, not only in the
California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed,
U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public
Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020,
CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its
“Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th
“Most Transformative College” in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students
in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a
global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is
home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students.
Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and
approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is
also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
(HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as
Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as
multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was
awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia”
for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to
address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The
University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate
for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to
apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s
tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx,
9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated
to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek
to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people
from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment
where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and
CSUCI Mission Statement:
Placing students at the center of the educational experience,
California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate
and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across
disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential
and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and
CSUCI’s Commitment to You:
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a
sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community
dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing
and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous
improvement in equitable teaching and learning.
About the Program:
The Sociology Department at CSU Channel Islands is a vibrant and
growing program seeking an energetic colleague to help us build a
strong student-centered program – one that is both rigorous and
developmental; that provides students with a foundation in
systematic empirical inquiry and opportunities for research; that
is committed to community engagement in and out of the classroom;
and which equally serves students preparing for graduate programs
and those seeking direct entry into a range of careers. We value
the teacher-scholar model for our faculty.
About the Position:
The Sociology Program at CSUCI invites applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The Program seeks
applicants who specialize in the quantitative, qualitative, or
mixed-methods study of social inequalities, including race, class,
gender, and their interaction. Candidates must be committed to
joining a Program dedicated to systematic empirical inquiry and
high-impact practices (service learning, undergraduate research,
community engagement, etc.).
Minimum Degree Requirements:
Ph.D. in Sociology or ABD in Sociology with requirement that
degree be in hand by 8/17/2022.
- The ideal candidate will have lived experiences related to
various social inequalities, such as race, gender, class, or
others, and their interactions.
- We value the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and seek a
colleague equally committed to teaching, research, and
service. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record
(or evidence of promise) in each of those areas in their
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively
work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of
how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with
special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian,
and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
- Teaching experience
- Experience of teaching with high-impact practices
- Research in the areas of Race and Ethnicity, Gender and
Sexuality, Social Inequalities
- Teaching undergraduate courses on Race and Ethnicity, Gender
and Sexuality, Social Inequalities, as well as other core and
elective Sociology classes consistent with Program needs, including
our senior Capstone course, where faculty design and implement
community-engaged research projects with students
- Maintaining an active role as a Teacher-Scholar with an active
research agenda with publications
- Mentoring students, with a focus on students pursuing the
Sociology major and minor
- Participating in the planning, governance, and operation of the
institution through service to the program, campus, community, and
- Working in efficient and productive collaboration with all
CSUCI personnel as appropriate to tasks at hand
Screening of applications will
begin 9/15/2021. Priority will be given to
applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position
will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit the following
- Teaching evaluations,
- Samples of research publications or other research
- A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working
with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and
American Indian students, and
- A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and
interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and
American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested
to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application
web address below:
Pay, Benefits & Work
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.
The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
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.
The person holding this position may be 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.
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
CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits
discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion,
national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual
orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital
status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination
policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs