CSU Long Beach: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Youth

Job Number: 519827              

Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology (Sociology of Youth)

Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin January 13, 2023. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

College of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology                      

Required Qualifications:       

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Specialization in the area of Sociology of Youth
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for continued development of research, scholarly, and creative activities in the area of Sociology of Youth
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population           

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of scholarship and/or teaching in the area of Sociology of Youth, with a focus on one or more of the following: critical youth studies; youth, schools and other community institutions; race and girlhood; youth, policing and justice; youth cultures and identity formations; youth-based social movements; youth and health disparities; youth and social policies; quantitative or qualitative research methods
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students and supervise research
  • Evidence of service in an academic institution or the community
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomicallysimilar to the CSULB student body    


  • Teach courses in the Sociology department i.e., Youth, Policing, and Justice; Sociology of Families; Sociology of Gender; Child Abuse and Prevention; Social Stratification; Racism, Power, and Inequality; Quantitative or Qualitative Research Methods. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Develop potential courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise
  • Develop and engage in ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities leading presentations and publications
  • Mentor students and supervise student research
  • Develop curricula to meet the needs of a diverse student body
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply – Required Documentation:                          

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Teaching Statement, if applicable
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if applicable (i.e., course evaluations)
  • Sample(s) of syllabi and/or course materials, if applicable
  • Evidence of research (papers, publications, and/or dissertation chapters), if applicable
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click HERE to complete the CSULB online application and submit all required documentation.  

Requests for information about the position and application process should be addressed to:

Dr. Steven Osuna, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Sociology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0906
(562) 985-4602 or E-Mail: SOC-Search@csulb.edu

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to fahr@csulb.edu.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status,  disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.