Friday, October 29, 2010

JOB: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768

DEPARTMENT: The Psychology & Sociology Department seeks an Assistant Professor in Sociology.

The Department of Psychology & Sociology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin Fall 2007. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly work, and service to the department, university, and the community. The successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to learning, to the students, and to campus-wide initiatives such as learning centeredness, service learning, and obtaining external funding to support teaching and scholarship. The successful applicant will also demonstrate sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. The candidate is also expected to accept committee assignments and to advise students. Finalists will be required to appear on campus for two days of interviews that will include a research presentation to faculty and a class lecture to faculty and students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ABD status in Sociology (or related, relevant field) from an accredited program; teaching and research experience. A specialization and/or ability teach in at least two of the following areas: Family; Juvenile Delinquency; Socialization, Self and Society; Social Organization; Research/Survey Methods; Social Problems; Social Movements. Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Sociology. At least one year of college teaching experience. Experience in one or more of the following is also desirable: advisement, community outreach, grant writing, assessment, and/or career preparation.

CLOSING DATE and HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for the position, applicants are required to submit a letter of application that includes a description of their teaching philosophy within a multicultural environment (please give examples); a completed application form; curriculum vitae; a transcript showing highest degree earned (from an accredited educational institution); a minimum of three recent (within the past two years) letters of reference; names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two additional references; a sample of professional writing; and sample syllabi and teaching evaluations of courses taught (if available). Note: If a candidate has ABD status, Registrar’s verification is required if status is not indicated on official transcripts. Initial review of applications will begin October 31, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all tenured and tenure-track faculty of the department. Please request an application form from:

Sociology Search Committee OR for additional information, contact:
Psychology & Sociology Department Dr. Dennis Loo, Chair, Sociology Search Committee
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Psychology & Sociology Department
3801 West Temple Avenue (909) 869-3892
Pomona, CA 91768 E-MAIL:
(909) 869-3890 FAX: (909) 869-4930

THE UNIVERSITY: Cal Poly Pomona is a public university and one of 23 campuses in the California State University system. The campus is located approximately 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is part of one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country. The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, located within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains and the desert. Within a 20-mile radius of the university is a multi-ethnic population of nearly 3.8 million people. Cal Poly Pomona has a rapidly growing student population currently at 19,000 (approximately 68% ethnic minorities). Students are enrolled in 62 baccalaureate and 18 master’s degree programs with approximately 1200 full-time and part-time faculty. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff to better serve its multicultural student body, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The Psychology & Sociology Department consists of 22 psychologists and sociologists and offers undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Behavioral Sciences as well as an M.S. degree in Psychology.

The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age, religion, or veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Cleary Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at

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