Full-Time Lecturer, Associate Director, Geo-SPaCE - Geospatial Analysis for Community Engagement Lab

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Full Time

Position: Full-Time Lecturer, Associate Director, Geo-SPaCE - Geospatial Analysis for Community Engagement Lab (1 to 3-academic year(s) appointment, renewable)
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: The Full-Time Lecturer B (Academic Year) classification salary is $71,100 to $151,128 per academic year (paid as 12 monthly payments). The anticipated hiring range is $85,000 to $90,000 per year. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin June 21, 2024. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Geography

 Required Qualifications:             

  • Ph.D. in Geography or related field with specialization in applied geospatial science related to the geographies of community, culture, social and racial justice, and/or environmental justice.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated or potential ability for directing a center or institute
  • Demonstrated or potential ability to generate funding for community-engaged research and student support
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population                                                     

Preferred Qualifications:             

  • Specialization in two or more of the following areas: community engagement, social and racial inequalities and vulnerabilities, sustainability, climate adaptation, resilience, multiple research methods
  • Experience collaborating with community organizations and/or Government agencies
  • Successful grant-seeking record with established ties to community institutions, industry, or government agencies
  • Experience in leading and/or managing applied community-focused geospatial-related projects
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student work on collaborative community-focused geospatial-related projects
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to translate complex ideas and information to multiple audiences using a variety of document types (e.g., maps, statistics, evaluation reports, executive summaries, research briefs, etc.)
  • Teaching experience demonstrating excellence on the university level


  • Seek grants and contracts to support applied student-community projects and partnerships
  • Identify and build on existing partnerships and relationships both within the University and between the University and local and regional communities
  • Employ a community-based research approach to solving local problems through establishing new partnerships and collaborations with related businesses, organizations, and nonprofits
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate student work on collaborative community-focused geospatial-related projects
  • Teach courses at the lower and upper division and at the graduate level including Interdisciplinary multiple research methods centered around geospatial community engagement including Public Participation GIS (PPGIS)

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.

Our program is ranked #1 in the CSU, #4 in California, #5 in the West and our undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked #30 nationally (see: https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/social-sciences/geography-and-cartography/rankings/top-ranked/bachelors-degrees/far-western-us/california/). The Department of Geography Received Honorable Mention for the AAG Award for MA/MS Programs (see: https://www.aag.org/program-profile-california-state-university-long-beach/).

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

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 one page, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Names and contact information for three current references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage (On-campus applicants: at least one reference must be from outside CSULB)
  • A copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

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

Requests for more information about application and search process contact:
Leanne Johnson, Department Coordinator
Email: Leanne.Johnson@csulb.edu

For questions about the position, contact: 
Dr. Suzanne Perlitsh, Department Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Geography
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2009

562-985-2356 or Email: Suzanne.Wechsler@csulb.edu

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 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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