Now Hiring: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor

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San Francisco State University, Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the discipline of Sexuality Studies, with expertise in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health. This position begins in August 2017.


The mission of Sexuality Studies is to advance multidisciplinary teaching, research, and advocacy in sexuality studies, sexual literacy, well-being and social justice. We provide students with knowledge about processes and variations in sexual cultures, sexual identity and gender role formation, and the social, cultural, historical, and ethical foundations of sexuality, intimate relationships, and sexual health. The department has a long commitment to community building and focuses on issues of social justice and sexuality, including the impact of factors of social inequality - such as poverty, racism, marriage equality, and homophobia - upon sexual well-being and sexual health across the lifespan. We offer a Master’s Degree in Sexuality Studies, a Minor in Sexuality Studies and a Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies. San Francisco State University is a pioneer in sexuality teaching and research in the United States with a fifty-year history of advocating and teaching sexuality education, sexual literacy and social justice for all people.




Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Sexuality Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, or a closely related field/social science specialty (e.g. Women’s Studies, History, Ethnic Studies, etc.).


Candidates should have a strong background in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health, including Reproductive Rights


Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Women’s Health; Reproductive Rights; and established core courses in sexuality studies.


Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area with the potential to secure external research funding in their field.


Excellence in teaching and scholarship must also be demonstrated.


Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body. Candidates are preferred who have experience in multicultural settings. Ability to teach a diverse student population, with regards to race, class, gender and sexuality is preferred.


Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Sexuality Studies, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at


Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.


Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, teaching dossier, and two writing samples to the department at Please also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to arrive under separate cover. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Colleen Hoff, PhD, Chair, Search Committee, Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.


Review of applications begins September 30th. Position will remain open until filled. Email questions or inquires directly to


San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.


San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups. 

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.