Assistant or Associate Professor, California State University Dominguez Hills

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with specialization in Aging in Black Communities. 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 the diverse communities of the greater Los Angeles area and reflects working with diverse community organizations as well as an understanding of the complex relationships of race, class, sexuality, citizenship and gender.

The Ideal Candidate. The ideal candidate: 1) will have experience teaching students such as those of our university, 2) engage in research that relates to the lived experiences of our students, 3) have a strong commitment to teaching, 4) have record of scholarship in the area of Aging in Black Communities, and 5) demonstrate a commitment to university and community service. Responsibilities Expectations include undergraduate and graduate instruction in the subject of the life course as well as classes in Black Communities. Candidates are also expected to teach other courses within the major. Candidates must exercise a variety of instructional modalities e.g., student-centered teaching, writing skills, etc. that is responsive to the variety of students’ experiences and perspectives and extends them within the scope of the department’s mission and course requirements Additionally, 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.

Qualifications. Minimum Qualifications: – A PhD in Sociology or a closely-related field in hand by August 2018. ABD will be considered. – Evidence of the ability to provide high quality curricular and instructional service to students. – Evidence of an active research agenda. – Evidence of a commitment to help build our “sociology in service to community” vision within the department, the university, and the larger community. – Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications – Experience with diverse community organizations including an understanding of the complex relationships of race, class, gender, sexuality, and immigration. – Experience with Grant writing – Experience with involving students in research

Background Checks. The successful candidate is required to complete a thorough background check and the employment offer can be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying or falsified information.

Faculty Pay & Benefits. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, and salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. For information about available benefits, go to

About the Department. The sociology department is guided by the language of its mission statement – i.e., “…sociology in service to community.” This is a commitment to social justice and to collaborating with community organizations and civic groups to help address complex and diverse social issues. The department’s curricula and instruction provide students with marketable tools needed to work in a broad range of professional and community settings in addition to preparing students for graduate school. The Sociology Department houses the CSUDH Older Adult Center. Mission The mission of the CSUDH Sociology Program is to provide high quality instruction which enables students to work in the socially diverse world. The department stresses the development of technological, critical thinking and writing skills as well as provides instruction in areas such as: aging, Black communities, theory, criminology, globalization, research methods, and community fieldwork. For more information see:

How To Apply. While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on November 7, 2017. Register your online application/s at and have the following documents as a single file by November 6, 2017: – Current Curricula Vitae – Cover letter – List of 3 references with contact information – Copy of Terminal Degree – Writing Sample – Sample Syllabi – Teaching Evaluations (if available) – Statement of Commitment to Diversity Instructions on how to submit a single document link: Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation and official transcripts directly to the following address: Chair of Search Committee Department of Sociology CSUDH 1000. E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747 To apply for this posting: Step 1: Click ‘Apply Now’ at the bottom of the screen Step 2: Login or Register (Create Username and Password) Step 3: Select to apply with resume Step 4: Upload one file Step 5: Provide contact information and answer questions Step 6: Click ‘Submit’ Conditions of Employment 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.

History. On April 29, 1960, Gov. Pat Brown signed a bill into law authorizing the formation of a state college to serve the growing southwestern region of Los Angeles County. From its humble beginnings in a bank building in Rolling Hills Estates, CSU Dominguez Hills has evolved into a thriving and nationally recognized comprehensive university, providing an innovative liberal arts education to a diverse student body. Mission Statement CSU Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.

Vision. A vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSU Dominguez Hills will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America. We will be known as a campus community and gathering place where: Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world. Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally. Sustainable environmental, social and economic practices are a way of life. Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed. Faculty and staff across the University are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities. Student life is meaningful and vibrant. Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally. Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility.

About the University. CSU Dominguez Hills holds the Carnegie classification of Master’s L and is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution. Class sizes are small as compared with large research universities and classes are taught by the faculty, not by teaching assistants. Many of the university’s students are the first in their families to earn a university degree. While the university enrolls traditional full-time students, many students enroll part-time and attend late afternoon, evening and weekend classes because of work and family responsibilities. CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. Enrollment exceeds 14,635 students, and the student population is among the most ethnically and culturally rich in the nation: 60% Hispanic/ Latino, 14.5% Black/ African-American, 10.9% White, 10.8% Asian, .10% American Indian/ Alaska Native, .30% Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islander, 3.10% Two or more races. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. Twelve programs hold accreditations’ from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, social work, and theatre arts. The academic programs of the university are organized under the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Public Policy, Extended and International Education, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and Professional Studies, which includes the Schools of Education, Health and Human Services, and Nursing. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, professional programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, developed to serve the region’s workforce needs, are of great interest to students and prepare them for professions in a variety of industries. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. CSU Dominguez Hills is a national leader in distance learning with 10 academic degrees and seven certificate programs offered.

Faculty. A tradition of teaching excellence lies at the heart of the university experience for Dominguez Hills’ students. Most of the faculty have earned doctoral degrees from prestigious universities across the nation. The faculty strives to sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment in a multicultural setting. The Academic Senate provides a forum for faculty, administration, students and others to be represented and consulted regarding such vital issues as budget priorities, academic standards, curriculum and instruction, and student affairs. Student Life At CSU Dominguez Hills, there’s more to student life than the classroom. The university offers a dynamic, interactive and enriching community of learners, teachers and peers sharing diverse points of view. There are multitudes of ways for students to pursue interests, get involved, and get the most from their academic experience. An office of student life enhances student development by coordinating a variety of co-curricular activities, including 60 student organizations. Students are encouraged to perform community service and participate in leadership development. The Multicultural Center on campus promotes the exploration of diverse heritages, values and cultural experiences by offering a wide range of activities and programs throughout the academic year. CSU Dominguez Hills is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most athletically competitive and honored schools in the CCAA, with 23 conference titles and four national championships to date, including the 2008 NCAA D-II Men’s Soccer National Championship. CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors 11 intercollegiate athletic teams. The Location The university is located in Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The site remained in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family for seven generations – from its inception in 1794 to its acquisition by the state of California. The Region The South Bay is one of the most culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse areas in the United States, with a largely even distribution of the population with African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, and Latino ancestry. The university is located in the city of Carson, a city of 93,000 residents and one of the many municipalities that border the city of Los Angeles. Cultural, performance and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about 15 minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The Home Depot Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy, is located on the CSUDH campus. The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex in Southern California. This area includes the massive Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles – Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. The South Bay region is also home to aerospace, oil refinery, healthcare and automotive industries.

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals. California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms please visit, Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766. Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.