Prospective Faculty

SSU Pluses

Interested in teaching at Sonoma State University? Employment at Sonoma State offers the following list of important advantages:

  • A unionized environment which provides excellent contractual benefits
  • Employment as a California State employee with good retirement protections
  • A mid-sized campus with residential students
  • A Liberal Arts curriculum which focuses on diversity, sustainability, and student citizenship
  • Employment in the heart of Sonoma County


Temporary Housing

Short-term temporary housing is available at some of the hotels located within 3 miles of SSU in Rohnert Park. Our Off-Campus Housing department maintains a listing of local hotels and their rates.

Sonoma County Site Index also has a listing of lodging options in Sonoma County.

Rental Housing

Sonoma State University owns ten townhouses within a 10 minute walk from the center of campus. The townhouses are intended for newly hired tenure-track faculty, to help them transition into the local community. Each townhouse is approximately 1300 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a double car garage. Downstairs there is a nice living room with fireplace, sliding glass door to the enclosed landscaped back yard patio, a half-bath, and a kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has a built-in gas range, dishwasher, refrigerator and garbage disposal. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a full bath and large walk-in closet. The townhouses have window coverings, forced air heating, carpeting, and phone & TV cable jacks. There are hook-ups in the garage for a washer and a gas or electric dryer. The townhouses are a good value in Sonoma County and are available for a one-year lease.

Child Care

Moving Expenses