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Why work at Sonoma State University?

As one of the most requested campuses in the California State University system, Sonoma is a mid-size comprehensive university, focusing on the liberal arts with a strong emphasis in the arts and sciences. Located approximately an hour north of San Francisco, SSU has 8,200 students, 400 faculty and 600 staff and administrators. Sonoma State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and administrators to reflect the diversity of the State of California.

The University comprises six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences and offers 42 bachelor's and 15 master's degree programs. Sonoma State University faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high–quality academic programs, research and creative activities, and a wide range of community and professional service activities. Employees are committed to the University’s mission of preparing students to be learned men and women.

Sonoma is regularly named a “Best Regional University” by U.S. News & World Report and has also been named one of the “most wired” campuses in the nation by Forbes magazine. It is the only California university invited to be a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the prestigious group of 25 universities and colleges across the nation committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education to their students.

The 269-acre campus is richly landscaped and in close proximity to the towns of Cotati, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.