Sociology - Department Chair

Sociology - Department Chair


Depends on Qualifications


San Bernardino, CA

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Department: Sociology
Appointment: Department Chair/Tenure Track Faculty
Effective Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Sociology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank beginning July 1, 2018.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced faculty member with demonstrated leadership and administrative skills, an established record or scholarly research and evidence of excellence in teaching. The Chair is expected to provide leadership in facilitating long-term planning for professional involvement and development of the faculty and the Department, and mentor faculty in effectively meeting their responsibilities in scholarship, teaching, and service. The Sociology Department is located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Sociology-Social Services Track. The department has 12 full-time tenure track faculty members and over 700 undergraduate majors.

CSUSB has a diverse student body and approximately 80% of our students are first-generation college students and we seek a colleague who has demonstrated a commitment to fostering a community that recognizes the value of all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, or socioeconomic status.

California State University, San Bernardino (a Hispanic serving Institution) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles East from Los Angeles and within driving distance to Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, and mountain communities.  The University is listed among the best colleges and universities in the western United States, according to the Princeton Review, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation. CSUSB actively encourages qualified applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaged, high impact educational practices.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Typical Activities

The successful candidate will provide responsible and professional leadership in managing the day-to-day operational needs of the department, including supervision of support staff, scheduling courses, evaluating and mentoring faculty, fiscal management and allocating facilities and equipment for teaching, research and service activities. The Chair will also represent the Department and College with on and off-campus constituencies, and maintain positive public relations with these groups.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology and be qualified for tenure at the rank of associate or full professor. Areas of sociological specialization are open.

Supplemental Information

Upon submission of application, applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest that describes 1) academic administrative experience and philosophy, 2) teaching experience and philosophy, 3) research and/or scholarship record and future interests, and 4) brief statements of your interest in working at CSUSB. In addition, applicants are asked to submit a vita, copy transcripts of all post-secondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment) and contact information and letters of recommendation from 3 individuals qualified to comment.

Also include a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). 

Formal review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and  continue until the position is filled.


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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:


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