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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor: Race and Ethnicity

The Department of Sociology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant professor) position in the area of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity with a focus on critical race theory and Latinx and/or Black communities, to begin Fall 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology, Ethnic Studies, or a related field by the time of appointment. We seek candidates with a strong record in teaching effectiveness and scholarly achievement/productivity (relative to career stage), whose work is theoretically rich and anchored in intersectional perspectives. We prefer candidates who show a commitment to teaching a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and experience working with underrepresented students. We further seek a scholar with evidence of commitment to community-based, anti-racist work.

Interested candidates should apply online via Interfolio. Submit the following materials: 

  1. CV
  2. a letter (up to 3 pages) describing teaching experience and philosophy, research interests, and pertinent service experience;
  3. a diversity statement (up to 2 pages);
  4. a writing sample; and
  5. three names of references.

The Department of Sociology offers the minor, BA, and MA degrees in Sociology. See this website for more information. 

Review of applications will begin December 1.  

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria:

(a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Please indicate how you meet at least two of these criteria in your diversity statement.

Apply via Interfolio.