Assistant Professor of Sociology (Urban Sociology and Policy) 2654

Recruitment Number: 2654

Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology (Urban Sociology and Policy)

Effective Date: August 17, 2022 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2022
  • Specialization in the area of Urban Sociology and Policy
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for continued development of research, scholarly, and creative activities in the area of Urban Sociology and Policy
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of scholarship in the area of Urban Sociology and Policy
  • Successful college-level teaching in one or more of the following topics: Urban Sociology, Social Policy, Urban Communities, Urban Policy, Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods, Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students and supervise research
  • Evidence of service in an academic institution or the community
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body


  • Teach courses such as Poverty and Social Policy; Racism, Power and Inequality; Sociology of the Family; Sociology of Gender; Youth, Policing and Justice; International Social Conflict; Social Stratification; Quantitative or Qualitative Research Methods. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Develop potential courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise
  • Develop and engage in ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities
  • 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: /EquityDiversityStatement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Samples of teaching materials (philosophy, evaluations, syllabi and/or course materials), if applicable
  • Evidence of research (papers, publications, and/or dissertation chapters), if applicable
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
    1. A signed SC-1 form,
    2. Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
    3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applications should apply and submit all required documentation through:  


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Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Esa Syeed, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Sociology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0906


Review of applications to begin January 7, 2022
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


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 or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status,  disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.