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Assistant Professor - Sociology

Recruitment #



Assistant Professor of Sociology (Sociology of Youth)

Effective Date

August 18, 2014 (Fall semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline at time of appointment.

  • Academic expertise in the areas of Sociology of Youth, with a focus on one or more of the following: schools and other community institutions, gangs and community violence, youth identities, youth-based social movements, youth and health disparities, youth of color, criminalization of youth, youth and justice, youth and social policies.

  • Demonstrated potential for successful college level teaching.

  • Demonstrated potential for continuing development of research program in the areas described.

  • Commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of scholarship and successful teaching with a focus on Sociology of Youth.

  • Ability to mentor students and supervise student research.
  • Evidence of service in an academic institution or the community.          



  • Teach existing courses such as Social Problems; Race, Class and Gender; Sociology of the Family; Juvenile Delinquency; Criminology; and Child Abuse and Prevention.

  • Develop potential courses in Gangs and Community Violence, Youth Identities and Social Movements, Youth and Justice, and in applicant’s area(s) of expertise.
  • Engage in ongoing research, scholarly and creative activity.
  • Participate in department, college, university, and community service.
  • Assist in mentoring students. Supervise student research projects.
  • Participate in departmental governance and service to the department, college, university, and community.
  • Develop curricula and programs to meet the needs of a diverse student body.


The Department of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Required Documentation

  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications including an in-depth description of research and teaching interests and qualifications

  • Samples of relevant materials (teaching materials, evaluations, research papers or publications, etc.)

  • A curriculum vitae (including current e-mail address)

  • Three recent letters of recommendation

  • A copy of the transcript from the institution awarding highest degree 

  • Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript and a signed SC-1 form.


All applications and required documentation should be emailed through:

Recruitment Number 2091

Requests for information, official transcript, and signed SC-1 form should be addressed to:

Dr. Carole Campbell, Co-Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Sociology

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-0906

Telephone number: (562) 985-4602     

Email address:


Application Deadline

  • Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled).

  • Review of applications to begin on December 2, 2013.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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