Assistant Professor, California State University, San Marcos


 Effective Date: August 2017

The Sociology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for its majors in Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies.

Minimum Qualifications: We seek candidates with primary teaching and research interests in Victimization (e.g., Human Trafficking, State-based violence), with attention paid to one or more of the following areas: Globalization, Social Movements, Urbanization, or Work/Labor. Candidates should be actively engaged in research. PhD in Sociology or related interdisciplinary area (e.g., Criminology, Ethnic Studies, Justice Studies, Women’s Studies) completed prior to August 1, 2017.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: Special attention will be paid to candidates whose research focuses on Class, Race, and/or Gender and can teach quantitative methods. Preferred candidates for this position will offer evidence of teaching interests and expertise in the Core Courses and electives in the Crime and Justice area of our Criminology and Justice Studies major (see or ). Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

Duties: Candidates should be prepared/willing to offer courses such as: Quantitative Research Methods, Introduction to Justice Studies, Criminology, Analysis of the Justice System and Criminal Law, and/or Internship in Criminology and Justice Studies. Candidates may also have opportunities to develop courses in other areas of interest. Teaching interest should be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The successful candidate will also develop an active research agenda and participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.

Application: Application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • A sample of written work (up to two items)
  • A syllabus used in or proposed for a relevant course
  • Three letters of reference submitted directly from the referees
  • Faculty Application


Submit application and direct any inquiries to:


A review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016, however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the 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.

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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of applicants in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.