Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
The Department of Applied Environmental Science at CSUMB invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science at the assistant professor rank to begin in Fall 2022. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research in Earth surface processes, such as fluvial geomorphology, stream hydrology, and/or wildfire-mediated hillslope dynamics. We seek a colleague who will provide leadership in the watershed systems concentration of our undergraduate degree in Environmental Science Technology and Policy and our master's degree in Environmental Science by engaging in externally-funded, regional research projects that both enrich the student experience and feed a sustained record of publication. The ideal candidate would capitalize on the outstanding research opportunities near CSUMB by responding to the research needs of our community and building upon existing regional partnerships with resource agencies, non-profits, and consulting firms. They would also apply their research to socially relevant environmental watershed issues such as endangered/threatened species and/or water quality and water supply.
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Application review will begin February 11, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
Ph.D. in Geology, Earth Sciences or related field with an emphasis in fluvial geomorphology, stream hydrology, watershed hydrology, or related Earth science field at time of hire; Demonstrated excellence in facilitating learning through university teaching; Publication record in field of expertise; Capacity to develop an applied research program focused on the physical terrestrial and/or coastal systems of central coastal California; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability and desire to mentor and teach students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds, and a commitment to work effectively in a culturally diverse campus community.