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Assistant Professor of Economic Geology

Apply now Job no: 519002
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

Department of Geological Sciences
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Assistant Professor
Fall 2023

The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor position in Economic Geology with appointment to begin Fall 2023.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek an outstanding scholar and committed teacher who will establish an innovative research and teaching program in Economic Geology, complementing existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate examines geological processes that generate mineral resources, and explores their magmatic, metamorphic, fluid-related, and/or structural controls. Applicants who explore mineral and metal extraction from secondary sources and apply traditional and novel methods (e.g., remote sensing) in search of critical minerals are encouraged to apply. We expect candidates to show evidence of an existing or developing active, externally-funded, student-centered research program, and the ability and enthusiasm to teach introductory-level courses and upper-division/graduate courses to students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Geology or Economic Geology or a related field at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and/or teaching experience using effective, student-centered, active-learning and inquiry-based approaches
  • Strong commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students at the undergraduate and Master’s levels using effective student-centered, active-learning, and inquiry-based approaches
  • Ability to teach Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology or Earth Materials, lower- and upper-division courses in Economic Geology, and other introductory level and/or upper-division undergraduate/graduate courses the candidate is qualified to teach
  • A strong record of active research in the broad field of Economic Geology and the potential to supervise undergraduate and Master’s level students in research in economic geology or closely related fields
  • The ability to communicate effectively with an economically, ethnically and culturally diverse campus population

A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php,  choose full-time faculty, search for position 519002, and provide the following required materials:

  • cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement
  • teaching statement
  • candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
    • This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
  • a list of three references with relevant contact information
    • Finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Vali Memeti at vmemeti@fullerton.edu or call 657‐278‐2036.

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 28, 2022. The anticipated appointment date is August 2023.

The College and Department
The College
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) is dedicated to the principle that student learning and research are closely linked. The balance between teaching and research is a key strength of the college, whose slogan is “Exploration by inquiry and learning through discovery.” Abundant collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist within NSM, which houses research and laboratory facilities and maintains up-to-date IT infrastructure for both research and teaching needs. NSM is part of the Catalyst Center for the advancement of research in teaching and learning math and science, which brings together science and math education experts across two colleges and seven departments to advance research in teaching and learning. 

The Department
The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science, Master of Science in Geology, and minor in Geology. The Department currently has approximately 90 undergraduate majors, 20 MS students and 11 full-time faculty. Fullerton’s location offers convenient access to coastal, mountain, and desert environments, providing many opportunities for geoscience education, High-Impact Practice instruction, and student training. Department faculty expertise includes petrology, sedimentation/stratigraphy, structure/tectonics, paleontology, surface processes, biogeochemistry, hydrology, and geophysics. In addition, the department has a long-standing interest in geoscience education, and is committed to serving a diverse student body from a variety of backgrounds, including those from groups that have been traditionally marginalized. Applicants are encouraged to visit http://geology.fullerton.edu/ for additional information.

Additional Information

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.

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.

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

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php).

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@fullerton.edu.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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