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Criminology and Deviance

Position Deleted on 10/11/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Fullerton, CA
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Sociology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

Criminology and Deviance

The Department of Sociology at California State University, Fullerton, invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2013 semester.

CSU Fullerton enrolls more than 35,000 students and is ranked 4th nationwide in the number of bachelor degrees awarded to Latinas/os, 11th in the number of bachelor degrees awarded to Asian Americans, and 8th in bachelor degrees awarded to racial and ethnic minorities in general. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest and most diverse academic division within the University, offers more than 40 different bachelor and master degrees. The Department of Sociology offers both BA and MA degrees in Sociology. The undergraduate degree involves optional areas of concentration, and emphasis on internship and independent study experiences, a minor, and a new online Sociology Degree Completion Program. At the graduate level, in addition to general rigorous academic training, it offers both applied social research and preparation for community college teaching. The university catalog description of the Department can be found at:

The Department invites applicants with primary specialization in Criminology and Deviance.

Secondary areas of particular interest to the Department include sociology of education, organizations, economic sociology/social class, and social work. The Department especially encourages applicants who bring culturally diverse perspectives to their understanding of these primary and secondary specialties.

Teaching expectations include criminology and deviance courses, sociology general education courses, upper/lower division courses, graduate seminars, and rotation of research methods, social theory, and sociology writing courses. Faculty also provide academic advisement, participate in department, university, professional and community service, and engage in scholarly endeavors resulting in peer-reviewed publications. Positive tenure/promotion decisions require excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publications, and service to the Department and University.

  • A Ph.D. in Sociology or a relevant field by August 2013 is required. To be considered, ABD applicants must include with their application materials, transcripts and supporting documentation (i.e. letters from advisors, indication of oral defense date, sample dissertation chapters, etc.) supporting that their degree completion will occur before the beginning of classes of the Fall 2013 semester.
  • Evidence of successful teaching. Please provide copies of student evaluations with interpretive information. Additional evidence of high quality teaching is welcome.
  • A realistic research agenda and evidence of on-going involvement in research activity.
  • Use of best practices and innovative instructional technologies in teaching.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse range of students, faculty and staff.
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Rank and Salary
The positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. The position comes with a competitive salary commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Additional pay opportunities for teaching in summer, intersession, and the new online Sociology Degree Completion Program may also be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is also offered which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care and affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to:

Appointment Date
August 22, 2013

Application Procedure
Please send a letter of application describing teaching and research experience and interests including the areas of specialization, a vita, teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching excellence including copies of student evaluations with interpretive information, additional evidence of high quality teaching, graduate school transcript(s), documentation of a research agenda, and at least three signed recent letters of recommendation on institutional letterhead to:

Recruitment Committee Chair
Department of Sociology
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, California 92831

Application Deadline
Applications may be considered until positions are filled. Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2012.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

Achieving A Climate Of Success Through Diversity & Equity
California State University, Fullerton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Title IX, ADA Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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