Cal State-East Bay, Assistant Professor of Sociology

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. In its 2018 ratings, U.S. News & World reports awarded Cal State East Bay the highest diversity score of any university in the nation. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Concord and Oakland, as well as Online. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Sociology offers its diverse student population a rich array of courses in sociology, covering a wide range of social institutions, sociological perspectives, and methods of inquiry. Our faculty roster includes 8 tenure/tenure-track and 12 lecturer faculty. We offer a B.A. and a minor in Sociology. The Department of Sociology has over 650 majors, many of whom are the first in their family to earn a college degree.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: We are seeking a specialist in one or more of three fields: Science and Technology, Religion, or Social Policy. The successful candidate will be interested in teaching primarily online and working with sociology faculty to strengthen our online teaching. The candidate will also annually teach either research methods or sociological theory. It is anticipated that although a significant share of teaching will be online, the faculty member will be required to spend a minimum of two days per week at the Hayward campus. In addition to teaching, the candidate will engage in major and career advising; departmental, college, and university service; and pursue an active research program. Please note that teaching assignments at CSUEB include courses at Hayward, Concord, and online campuses.


QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have earned a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Sociology at the time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered, but they must present clear and detailed evidence that they will have the required earned doctorate by the effective date of the appointment. 

OTHER DISCIPLINARY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: ­­­­­­­­­­The ideal candidate will be able to provide evidence of exceptional teaching skills particularly in the online environment. an ongoing program of research, and experience working with diverse populations. We will consider candidates with limited online teaching experience who demonstrate an interest in developing these skills to fit the position. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, social justice, and excellence.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2018.

To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio (see "Apply Now"). 

  • A letter of application that addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement
  • A complete and current vita
  • Two (2) writing samples
  • A course syllabus for Sociology of Religion, Science and Technology, or Social Policy
  • A teaching statement
  • A diversity statement highlighting your strategies for and successes in engaging a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising
  • Course evaluations (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation and the names and full contact information for those three referees.