Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences (Geoscience)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences (Geoscience) 
Effective Date: August 17, 2022 (Fall Semester) 
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin October 18, 2021. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Department of Geological Sciences

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, 2022.
  • Record of research in the broadly defined field of Geophysics or in any other Geoscience discipline that substantially employs geophysical methods in their research
  • Ability to teach an undergraduate course in Geophysics
  • 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 pedagogical best practices to create equitable courses that promotes student learning
  • 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, including geophysics. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Mentor undergraduate and Masters-level graduate students in research
  • Engage and maintain 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 part of 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 provides leadership in international, regional and local geoscience organizations, are well-networked with regional industry and government agencies, and undertake rigorous research in their specific fields that benefits our communities. We are proud that these connections benefit our students’ success in their professional careers as our mission is to educate students who will fill critical roles in industry and teaching, protect the environment, and develop natural resources. Our student body consists predominantly of people from groups that are underrepresented in STEM and the Geosciences and we are dedicated to opening opportunities for their growth and success.

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  
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and teaching interests (distinct from Equity and Diversity Statement)
  • Statement of current and plan for future research
  • Three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Nate Onderdonk, Search Committee Chair
Professor, Geological Sciences
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Geological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-9506



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 or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status,  disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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