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THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  The Almanac of Higher Education’s 2013-14 rankings of four-year public universities recently ranked CSUEB’s student body as the most diverse in the state, and the fifth most diverse in the nation. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California.  We are proud of our diversity and committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all our students. With an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students and 600 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science.  The University offers bachelor's degrees in 50 fields, minors in 61 fields, master's degrees in 37, and 1 doctoral degree program.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is housed in the College of Science, and offers degree programs in Geology (B.A., B.S., and M.S.) and Environmental Science (B.S.). The Department is small, but growing, and enjoys many longstanding relationships with the local community as a result of decades of alumni with solid background in applied geosciences. The Department maintains a full range of teaching and research laboratories, field equipment, analytical equipment, and sample preparation facilities. The Department seeks to graduate highly skilled geologists and environmental professionals to serve local, regional, and national industry, nonprofit, and government sectors. In order to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, the Department is currently seeking to expand its program offerings in environmental science and sustainability, with a focus on coastal and marine systems. The Department is also in the process of transforming its curriculum as part of the larger project of converting CSU East Bay to a semester system, with a focus on field experiences and modern pedagogical methods. The new position will extend the Department’s existing strengths in hydrogeology, structural geology, geophysics, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, and science education.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: This is a tenure-track position for an applicant with specialized training or expertise in climate/global change and ocean-atmosphere interactions. Applicants with expertise and advanced degrees in Earth science, environmental science, oceanography, climatology, etc. in the above areas of emphasis are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in the following areas will be given special consideration: impacts of climate change and sea level rise on vulnerable coastal areas such as the San Francisco Bay Area, climate change impacts on coastal industries (e.g., coastal fisheries, reefs), environmental impacts of energy production systems, or near-shore renewable energy production potential (e.g., offshore wind systems, tidal or wave power systems). Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to teach introductory Earth science and environmental science courses and develop courses in their area of expertise to serve both the environmental science and geology degree programs. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University East Bay may include courses at the Hayward and Concord campuses, as well as online instruction. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Additionally, this position is part of a group of related positions, with the expectation that faculty will conduct interdisciplinary teaching and research in sustainability-related areas. Additional mentoring and guidance will also be available to support interdisciplinary work.
RANK AND SALARY: Rank is Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in the aforementioned fields 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 ocean-atmosphere interactions and coastal marine environments 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 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 DEADLINE: Application review begins October 15, 2015; the position will be considered open until filled. Submission of all application materials should be done electronically. You need to complete the following steps in order to submit your application:
Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement and a complete and current vita to the online system, along with a statement of teaching philosophy (~1 page) and description of research plans (~1 page) here.
Step 2: In addition, send a letter of application, a complete and current vita, graduate transcripts, numeric teaching evaluations, copies of major publications, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research plans, with the subject “TT Faculty Position” to the email address:
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 the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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