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Lecturer Pool in Department of Sociology (Academic Year 22/23)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Humboldt
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Temporary, Time Varies

Department of Sociology Temporary Faculty Pool

The Department

The Department of Sociology offers a BA in Sociology, a BA in Criminology and Justice Studies (CJS), and an MA in Public Sociology. Both BA degrees in our Department include a rigorous core of theory and methods, service learning, writing intensive courses, professional development seminar, and two capstone options. About two-thirds of the students in our programs identify as students of color, first-generation college students, and/or Pell Grant recipients. As a department we work to address social justice at the local, regional and global level. Our goal is to foster a desire and respect for social change amongst our students and our local community. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs encourage imagination, creativity and the development of applied methodological skills.  We are engaged in our local community and the larger national and international debates through our research and our scholarly activism. We encourage you to join us!

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Courses/Areas of Specialization

The BA in Sociology requires major electives in Inequalities and Change, Environment, and Communities and Identity. The CJS major elective areas include: Inequalities, Identities, and Crime; Law; Justice and Policy; and Social Research and Action. Courses offered by the department include Migration and the Global Economy, Forests and Culture, Environmental Crime, Drugs and Society, Altruism and Compassion, Community Organizing, Policing Bodies, and Popular Culture.  See full listing of course offerings here:


M.A./M.S. or equivalent in the appropriate field, as well as documented evidence of course-related content expertise is required. Preference will be given to candidates with documented successful teaching experience at the college level within the last three years. For candidates applying to teach graduate level courses, at least 30 units of coursework toward PhD must be completed in addition to a M.A./M.S. or equivalent in the appropriate field. Evidence of effectiveness and inclusive pedagogy in teaching and mentoring low-income, first-generation, and students of color. Evidence of recent teaching experience (within the last 2-3 years) working with freshmen as they transition from high school to college and in helping them develop foundational academic skills (time management, reading strategies, writing, test preparation, & classroom expectations).

In all cases, preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctoral degree in a relevant field.


Position Type: Lecturer
Availability: As needed
First Review Date: Applications received by April 1st annually are given first consideration.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Lecturers are paid using the Academic Year pay schedule (see left-hand column on Salary Schedule linked above). Monthly salaries listed here represent a full-time workload, or 15 Weighted Teaching Units (WTUs). For more information on how Academic Year faculty are paid, see the Explanation of the Distribution of Pay.

The University: Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to eliminating opportunity gaps for marginalized student groups by adopting dynamic, student-centered practices and policies. We value serving students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations.

The ideal candidates will demonstrate a shared commitment to the academic and professional success of our diverse student body. We will prioritize applicants who demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to diversity and its value in professional and educational communities. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded educator who is committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students on closing opportunity gaps.

Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Cal Poly Humboldt campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff, many from local area California Indian tribes. Cal Poly Humboldt is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at Humboldt to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures, with resources in Special Collections at the Cal Poly Humboldt library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. Humboldt strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time, Indigenous People's Week, and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the Cal Poly Humboldt Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. 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.

Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus instruction, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

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