Environmental Sociology - Assistant Professor Tenure Track California State University, San Bernardino
Overview The Department of Sociology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a full time tenure-track position in Environmental Sociology (or related areas) at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020. Secondary emphases are open, but should align with current departmental strengths. This position has a potential to develop and innovate new courses for our curriculum. Preference will be given to applicants with working knowledge of--and an interest in teaching--Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The Sociology Department at CSUSB (located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences) is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic departments on the CSUSB campus. As of Fall 2019, the department has 16 tenure track faculty members and nearly 800 undergraduate majors. The Department offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology, with two concentration options starting 2020-- 'General Sociology' and 'Social Services & Community Research'.
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, 1 doctoral degree program, and 14 academic programs with national accreditation. At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.
Typical Activities The candidate will have opportunities to teach from a wide selection of our current departmental course offerings, both core and elective courses. As CSUSB adopts a semester system by Fall 2020, we would expect the successful candidate to design and teach new undergraduate courses in environmental sociology and its related topics. The successful candidate will conduct research focusing on environmental sociology. Ideally, the candidate's research agenda would have potential for future extramural funding. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines. In particular, the successful candidate should have an interest in collaborating with CSUSB's Geography Department and Water Resources Institute. Lastly, the candidate should have an interest in community engagement, as it pertains to current environmental issues.
1) Ph.D. in Sociology (or related field) from an accredited institution is required at the time of appointment.
2) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (or potential of teaching effectiveness) at the undergraduate level.
3) Evidence of scholarship and research potential in Environmental Sociology or related issues. 4) Evidence of a commitment to service and working effectively with students, faculty, and staff in a multicultural/multiethnic campus environment.
Supplemental Information To applyplease submit the following required documents:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter that includes:
a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
b. A statement of your research experience and goals.
3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
4) Two writing samples.
5) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
6) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees that we may contact for reference letters.
7) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).
Formal review of applications will begin September 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position can be sent to Eric Vogelsang, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Sociology can be found at http://csbs.csusb.edu/sociology .
A background check (including a 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.
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 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.