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Sociology - Immigration

Assistant Professor: 1920-025

Effective Date: Fall 2020

The Sociology Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for its majors in Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek a tenure-track assistant professor position who has content area expertise in domestic and/or transnational immigration or “crimmigration” with focus on US-Mexico-Central America and youth and families. Candidates for this position will offer at least two years’ experience teaching at the college level or equivalent. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to innovative pedagogical strategies and mentoring students. Candidates should be actively engaged in research.

Ph.D. in Sociology or related interdisciplinary (e.g., Critical Criminology; Ethnic Studies; Justice Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). ABD with doctorate degree awarded by August 2020 will be considered.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

The candidate’s teaching interest should be consistent with our academic program, including interest in contributing to our graduate program. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in the core courses and electives in the Sociology and the Criminology & Justice Studies majors. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.


Faculty are expected to teach 18 units per academic year, develop an active research agenda and participate in activities serving the department college, university, and local community

  • Applications must include:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample of written work (up to two items)
  • Sample syllabi (used in or proposed for relevant course
  • Three letters of reference submitted directly from referees
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample student evaluations of instruction
  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1920

Submit application materials to:

Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Alicia M. Gonzales, Search Chair

A review of applications will begin March 13, 2020; however, the position will be open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.  Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

The person holding this position is considered a limited 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.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.