Tenure Track Faculty - Geology Mineralogy/Petrology (Earth Materials)

California State University, Sacramento - Sacramento, CA4.5

Full-time | TemporaryEstimated: $52,000 - $73,000 a year
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Tenure Track Faculty - Geology Mineralogy/Petrology (Earth Materials)
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A list of required documents needed to apply to this posting can be found at the bottom of the posting under “Documents Needed to Apply”. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit all required materials by the closing date but the position will remain open until filled. Materials include: · Cover letter that briefly addresses required and preferred (if applicable) qualification. · Curriculum Vitae that includes names and contact information for four (4) referees (letters of reference will only be solicited if invited for a phone/video interview). · Statement of teaching interests, preparation to teach and mentor at the college-level and commitment to field safety (2 page limit). · Statement of scholarly interests to include evidence of research experience and potential to include undergraduate and graduate students in research (2 page limit). · Diversity statement that demonstrates your commitment, skills and experience in promoting an inclusive environment and how these would support Sacramento State’s diverse student population (1 page limit). · Unofficial transcripts required with application, official transcripts required if invited for an on-campus interview. The department reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply. Questions about the position can be directed to the search chair: Steven Skinner at steven.skinner@csus.edu
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Position Information
Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Geology Mineralogy/Petrology (Earth Materials)
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Geology
Hiring Department Summary
The Sacramento State Geology Department provides students with accessible, world- class, practical training in geology. It serves more than 100 undergraduate and 20 graduate students through instruction that emphasizes real world applications, hands-on experience, as well as one-on-one advising and mentoring. Faculty and students are active in research and scholarly activities. The Geology Department shares a building with the U.S. Geological Survey California Water Science Center and maintains close connections to a variety of agencies, industries and professional organizations in California’s capital city. It also works to support the University’s mission by preparing students for leadership, service and success.

Essential Duties
  • Teaching undergraduate mineralogy
  • Teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Geology, including lower-division general education courses
  • Teaching and developing undergraduate and/or graduate courses in area of specialization
  • Academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Research and scholarly activities, including advising student (graduate and undergraduate) research projects
  • Service on Department, College, and University committees
  • Service to the campus and the community
Appointment Specifics
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Geology, or a closely related field. ABD applicants will be considered but all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2020.
  • Potential for teaching mineralogy/petrology (earth materials) courses including mineral and rock identification and optical mineralogy
  • Potential for teaching upper-division courses in geology
  • Potential for teaching lower-division general education geology courses
  • Knowledge and strong skills in petrographic analysis and rock and mineral identification.
  • Potential for research and scholarly activities such as presentations, publications, and grants
  • Potential for university and community service
  • Potential for participation in department and university committees
  • Potential to work with diverse students and colleagues and create an inclusive teaching environment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level
  • Potential to guide student research in California and Nevada
  • Experience in geochemical techniques and analysis
  • Commitment to involving students in research
  • Potential to collaborate on research in the department
  • Potential to connect students with employers
  • Commitment to be a fully-engaged participant in a small, collegial department