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Assistant Professor of Sociology (Global Sociology) 2552

Recruitment Number: 2552

Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology (Global Sociology)

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline (such as International Studies)
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
  • Specialization in the area of Global Sociology
  • Demonstrated potential for successful college-level teaching
  • Demonstrated potential for continued development of research, scholarly, and creative activities in global sociology
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of scholarship in Global Sociology
  • Successful teaching in global sociology and in one or more of the following: international social problems and conflict, political sociology, political economy, research methods, and/or sociological theory
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students and supervise research
  • Evidence of service in an academic institution or the community


  • Teach courses in: Sociology of Globalization, International Social Conflict, Political Sociology, Social Order and Social Change, Sociology of Human Rights and Social Justice, Research Methods, Sociological Theory
  • Develop potential courses in: Comparative International Social Movements, Transnational Communities, Racialized and Gendered State Violence, and/or within the candidate’s area(s) of expertise
  • Engage in ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities leading to publication
  • Assist in mentoring students; supervise student research
  • Develop curricula to meet the needs of a diverse student body
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:


How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Three current signed letters of recommendation independently provided by references
  • Samples of relevant materials, including teaching materials (philosophy, evaluations, and/or syllabi), and evidence of research (papers, publications, and/or dissertation chapters)
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
  1. A signed SC-1 form,
  2. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section.

Kerry Woodward, Chair, Search Committee

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Sociology

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-0906

(562) 985-4602 or

Application Deadline:

Review of applications to begin September 3, 2019

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

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 identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.