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Associate or Professor, Sociology (Tenured Department Chair)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Associate or Professor, Tenured

Department of Sociology

College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences

Position Description

The Department of  Sociology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (Academic Year) with appointment as Department Chair, starting in Fall 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The Sociology Department

The Department of Sociology at CSUDH is committed to its mission of sociology in service to the community. The department is composed of a diverse, innovative and stimulating faculty who teach and pursue research in a variety of areas that are important in today’s global societies. The sociology faculty offers undergraduate and graduate programs with several emphases that respond directly to the needs of today’s students. We offer a wide range of opportunities to engage in service learning, applied research and community studies and organizing.

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The Position

The Department of Sociology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenured Associate or Professor position to serve as the Chair of the Sociology Department with the appointment starting in Fall 2023. BIPOC and women faculty encouraged to apply


Managing and supervising faculty and staff, scheduling, staffing, coordinating and facilitating department meetings, managing and advocating for department resources, evaluating faculty and staff. Create and maintain an academic and collegial environment that fosters excellence in teaching, research, and community service.   This appointment may entail other duties deemed appropriate for a department chair.  The Chair works with department colleagues to develop a vision

and strategic planning for the department.  The Chair is also responsible for facilitating the development of the curriculum; leads recruitment and retention of students; facilitates in consultation with faculty the recruitment of faculty. The Chair represents the department on the College Council and to university and external constituencies. The Chair is responsible for mentoring faculty as well as overseeing the development of department policies and procedures.


Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse, racial/ethnic age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • A Ph.D. in Sociology from an accredited University. 
  • Evidence of the ability to evaluate curricular and instructional service provided to students to ensure quality.
  • Evidence of a commitment to help build our vision within the department, the university, and the larger community.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates and graduate students from diverse age, racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills and effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Evidence of commitment to shared governance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of service as a department chair, program coordinator, or other university leadership position
  • Experience working in the CSU
  • Full Professor at time of hire
  • Evidence of experience in resolving conflicts in an academic setting
  • Evidence of successfully planning and executing strategic, innovative initiatives
  • Experience working within a collective bargaining environment
  • Experience with working with BIPOC students
  • Experience with change management, strategic planning and faculty, staff, and student development
  • Teaching and research areas within the department curriculum (e.g., Criminology, Community Studies, Race, Ethnicity, Family, Aging, Research Methods, or Education)
  • Curriculum development and program modification
  • Budget experience
  • Retention, Tenure, and Promotion at the department, college, or university levels.
  • Collaboration with university partners (e.g., Academic Senate, Grants and Sponsored Projects, Undergraduate Research)
  • Mentorship/collaboration with students and faculty
  • Active research, teaching, and service activities at department, college, or university levels.
  • Evidence of program and/or grant development

Employment Requirement

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible.  Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at:

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

Additional Information

The Associate Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $6,190 to $13,172 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year), and the full Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $7,794 to $ 13,797 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). Additional compensation for the Academic Year (AY) Department Chair role is based on Academic Year faculty salary and the fractional time base designated for this academic department as well as a stipend for summer chair work that is based on this fractional time base. Rank and salary will depend on qualifications, experience, and academic discipline. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.  An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit:

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.  

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in January 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than February 7, 2023.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement of Management, Conflict Resolution and Leadership Style
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations and sample syllabi

*Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

**This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Kara Dellacioppa

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (SBS B-334)

Carson, CA  90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH 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.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

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