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Tenure Track Faculty - Geology

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A list of required documents needed to apply to this posting can be found at the bottom of this posting under "Documents needed to apply". Three letters of recommendation must be mailed separately to: Search Chair, Geology Department, Sacramento State University, 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819-6043.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Geology
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Geology
Hiring Department Summary

The faculty and staff of the CSUS Geology Department are committed to providing the best possible geological education. We meet this commitment through high-quality teaching, close student-faculty interaction, undergraduate and graduate research and an emphasis on field geology.

We offer B.A. and B.S. degrees in Geology and a B.A. degree in Earth Science. We also offer a Master of Science degree in Geology, with student opportunities in applied hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, engineering geology, geophysics, groundwater modeling, igneous petrology, mineralogy, sedimentology & stratigraphy, structure & tectonics, surficial processes, and volcanology.

Essential Duties

• Teaching upper division and general education courses in geology
• Developing curriculum in undergraduate/graduate courses in area of specialization
• Advising students within major
• Conducting research and maintaining a positive professional profile in the discipline
• Supervising undergraduate and Master’s student research
• Actively support Department and University programs designed to recruit and retain underrepresented students in geology
• Provide service to the campus and community.

Required Qualifications

- Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geology or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree prior to August 2018.
- Applicants must demonstrate a commitment and ability to work with a diverse
student population.

Preferred Qualifications

- Specialize in geodesy, geoscience education, earth materials, engineering geology, soils, or surface water. Other specialties may be considered that fit the needs of the department.
- Teaching experience at the University level.
- Focus on field-based research interests.
- Applicants should demonstrate the ability to utilize technology or other innovative strategies
to improve access to high demand GE courses.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0032P
Anticipated Start Date August 2018
Initial Application Review 01/15/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

A list of required documents needed to apply to this posting can be found at the bottom of this posting under “Documents needed to apply”.
Three letters of recommendation must be mailed separately to: Search Chair, Geology Department, Sacramento State University, 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819-6043.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

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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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Scholarly Interests
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation