Position Announcement – Cal State Dominguez Hills, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor with specialization in one of more of the following areas, Sociology of the Family and Aging and the Life Course, an emphasis on racial minorities is preferred. Secondary emphasis may include: race relations, community health, immigration, and/or social inequality. Experience in working with a population of students such as ours at CSUDH, which is a federally recognized Minority Serving Institution, is highly preferred. Given the university and departmental commitment to serve our communities, special consideration will be given to candidates whose scholarship is relevant to urban environments and reflects working with diverse community organizations. A critical dimension of this position is an understanding of the complex relationships of race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship. The Sociology Department at CSUDH builds its academic programs around ʺSociology in Service to Community.” Thus, ideal applicants are those who engage undergraduate and graduate students in research and service learning Grant writing experience is a plus.


Responsibilities: Teaching expectations include undergraduate and graduate level courses in the following areas, Family and Aging. Faculty will have the opportunity to develop more advance courses that involve internships and research with community based organizations. Given our student population, candidate’s teaching methods must address issues of academic preparation by providing structured course materials and hands-on teaching strategies. The Sociology Department requires faculty to provide academic advisement,

participate in department and university service, and to develop strong scholarly research resulting in scholarly publications.


Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Sociology or a closely related field at the time of the appointment. Demonstrate ability to provide high quality curricular and instructional service to students.
Demonstrate an active research agenda.
Demonstrate commitment to help build our “sociology in service to community” vision within the department, the university, and the larger community.


How to apply: While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications, consisting of a current CV, cover letter, 3 independently sent letters of references, writing sample, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations will begin October 1, 2015. Applications should submit a pdf of their CV and cover letter at the following link:


Hard copies of a current CV, cover letter, 3 independently sent letters of reference, writing sample, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations should be sent to the address below:

Search Committee Chair: Family, Aging, and the Life Course Department of Sociology
1000. E. Victoria St.

Carson, CA 90747