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Assistant Professor - Social Inequalities (Race, Class, Gender, or Intersectionality)

Employer
California State University Channel Islands
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

 

Diversity Statement:  

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 thrive.

 

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 international perspectives.

 

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.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 application materials.
  • 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. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience
  • Experience of teaching with high-impact practices
  • Research in the areas of Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Social Inequalities

 

Responsibilities:
  • 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 academic discipline(s)
  • Working in efficient and productive collaboration with all CSUCI personnel as appropriate to tasks at hand

Application Deadline: 

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 materials: 

  • 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 certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:
https://jobs.csuci.edu/en-us/job/503719/assistant-professor-social-inequalities-race-class-gender-or-intersectionality 

 

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule: 

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

 

General Information:

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 position.

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 1096.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

 

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