CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO
A Premier Metropolitan University, the Campus of Choice for
Student, Faculty, Staff, and the Community
Announcement of Vacancy
Visiting Faculty Position in Methods / Statistics
Department of Sociology
Beginning Fall Semester 2014
California State University, Sacramento invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. With a current student population of about 28,000, Sacramento State, the capital University, is one of the larger campuses in the 23-campus California State University system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. The University is organized around eight colleges. There are approximately 1,700 faculty who provide programs of instruction leading towards bachelor’s degrees in 60 disciplines and Master’s degrees in 40 disciplines, two joint doctoral programs, and one independent doctoral program.
Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a population of approximately 2 million. Sacramento, a city and county with a very diverse population, was identified by Time Magazine in 2002 as “America’s most integrated city.” As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, Sacramento State is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching our liberal arts tradition. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research, internships, and employment.
The Sociology Department at Sacramento State has 14 full-time faculty and several part-time faculty members who serve more than 700 undergraduate majors and more than 60 graduate students. Our undergraduate program is designed to give all students a well-rounded education in sociology as well as to provide a strong preparation for those who seek advanced study in sociology. Students who successfully complete our program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Master of Arts degree.
Minimum / Required Qualifications
Ph.D. or ABD in Sociology.
Special Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to teach research methods and statistics classes. Evidence of strong commitment to college teaching and potential for scholarly achievement.
A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.
Preferred / Desired Qualifications
Prior teaching experience at the college or university level and with students with non-traditional backgrounds.
Duties will include: (1) teaching courses in undergraduate and graduate research methods and/or statistics, (2) preparing students for research design and data analysis, (3) major advising, 4) participating in scholarly and professional activities, (5) providing department and University service, (6) addressing the needs of ethnically diverse student populations through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement, and (7) may also participate in developing assessment and curriculum for undergraduate and graduate programs. Location in the state Capital offers opportunities for research and consulting, as does the University's Institute for Social Research.
Visiting Faculty is a full-time temporary faculty position that is limited to a one-year appointment in academic year 2014-2015. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.
Review of applications will begin February 16, 2014; position open until filled.
An applicant must submit the following materials: a letter of application, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts will suffice until a candidate is invited for an interview), a current curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of writing, course syllabi (if available), and names and contact information of three recent references. Send materials to:
Chair, Research Methods/Statistics Search Committee
Department of Sociology
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6005
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
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.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
This position may be designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Sacramento has made crime reporting statistics available online at http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/Documents/clery/2013cleryfinal.pdf . Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years, are included. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the Library, and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.