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Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences 2556

Recruitment Number: 2556

Position: Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences 

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Geoscience or related field at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
  • Demonstrated potential for or record of research in the broadly defined fields of Sedimentary Geology or Structural Geology
  • Demonstrated commitment to be an effective teacher at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in or potential to teach a breadth of undergraduate and graduate-level courses to a diverse student body
  • Commitment to learning and incorporating pedagogic best practices
  • A record of academic publication and research activity commensurate with experience in the applicant’s field of expertise.
  • Demonstrated success or history of effort to obtain funding for research
  • Commitment to actively support the success of underrepresented groups in STEM fields through teaching and mentoring
  • Ability to incorporate existing university resources, local geology and industry/community contacts into course curriculum, student research projects, and outreach  


  • Teach introductory and expertise-related subjects at undergraduate and graduate (M.S. degree) levels, as needed by the Department
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research
  • Maintain an active research program involving students and leading to peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations
  • Actively pursue external support for research and student funding through grants and contracts
  • Collaborate with colleagues in curriculum development and program assessment
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

As a campus that serves a very diverse body of students, the Department of Geological Sciences seeks tenure-line candidates who, through previous experience supporting diverse students or their own lived experience with marginalized identities, will be committed to the successful teaching and mentoring of all students.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The faculty of the Department of Geological Sciences strives to provide leadership in international, regional and local geoscience organizations, are well-networked with regional industry and government agencies, and maintain rigorous research in their specific fields that benefits our communities. We are proud that these connections benefit our students’ success in their professional careers.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:


How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Semi-Finalists will be requested by the Search Committee to provide three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references
  • Curriculum vitae (including current email address)
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  • Statement of current and future research
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
  1. A signed SC-1 form, and
  2. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Lora Stevens-Landon, Search Committee Chair

Professor, Geological Sciences

Director, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Geological Sciences

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA  90840-9506

(562) 985-4817 or

Application Deadline:

Review of applications to begin October 14, 2019  

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.