Assistant Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences (Quantitative Environmental Geoscientist)

California State University
East Bay, CA, United States
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THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seeks an environmental geoscientist with experience in geostatistics, geospatial analysis, and/or large data sets. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus area such as geologic hazards, including nearshore marine hazards (for example, landslides or flooding); physical hydrology and fully-coupled hydrologic modeling; air quality modeling or atmospheric transport modeling. The successful applicant will teach a variety of introductory undergraduate courses, as well as courses in their area of specialty for undergraduate majors in Environmental Science and Geology, and graduate students in Environmental Geosciences. Of particular importance to our student body is the ability to teach quantitative skills within the context of the discipline, so candidates with a successful record of teaching quantitative skills will be viewed favorably.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Faculty in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences typically teach 3-4 courses per semester at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. Teaching loads are typically smaller for new faculty members, in order to enable new faculty to build a program of research and scholarship. Faculty in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are active researchers, with research partners and collaborators at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Professional achievement, such as publication and dissemination of research and scholarship, is expected and highly encouraged. In addition to teaching and scholarship, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester 2020.

Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in environmental science, geology, or a related field, no later than the effective date of the appointment. Irrespective of the disciplinary focus of academic degrees earned, candidates with specialized training or experience in quantitative geosciences are highly sought, although individuals with other focus areas will be considered. Candidates must be able to teach and advise students of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and have excellent communication skills. Candidates must be able to demonstrate successful teaching experience at the university level. Candidates with an active research agenda and experience with community based science and outreach will be given preference. Candidates with experience in course design, curriculum development, field studies, and/or online instruction, and an ability to use technology as a teaching and learning tool are desired.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

Application Instructions

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2019. Position will be considered open until filled, and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit materials even if review has begun. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita via Interfolio (see “Apply Now”). Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement (under 'personal statement') that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.