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Structural Geology and Neotectonics Tenure Track Position, Geological Sciences Department

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


California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.


The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022.  CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty. Applicants with a commitment to serving a diverse student population in an equitable and inclusive fashion are strongly encouraged to apply.  We strive for excellence, enhance diversity and foster harmony. For a full position description, go to and select New Position Open: Geological Science Department Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor include participation and leadership in the faculty duties of teaching, mentoring, research, service, and program development. The position, as do all faculty, serves as an advocate for the Department in the College and the University, and vice versa. For additional information, please visit 28.R3)Recruit_Chairs&Directors.pdf.

This position reports to the Chair of the Geosciences Department and is a 10-month, full-time faculty member appointment. This position will provide strong academic leadership in the planning and administration of graduate and undergraduate programs in Geology, assist other faculty in developing new initiatives and a viable strategic vision, mentor undergraduate students in their education process, teach courses (at a full-time load), maintain an active research program involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. The position is expected to develop and participate in activities that support the university’s strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: (1) student success; (2) faculty and staff success; (3) stewarding resources; (4) community engagement; and, (5) enhancing the campus identity.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.


A Ph.D in Geological Science or a related field is required by time of appointment.


  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an excellent record of teaching and scholarship, preferably with a record of significant external research funding. Applicants with prior success in fundraising and development are particularly encouraged to apply.


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 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


The Department has five full-time faculty members with a variety of research interests and offers B.A., B.S., and M.S. degrees, and is located in one of the most geologically rich and diverse regions of North America. The area of the candidate's specialization is Structural Geology, with preference will be given to applicants that can also emphasize Neotectonics.   Additional preference will be given to disciplines that complement existing faculty specialties in petrology, geochemistry, engineering geology and natural hazards, economic geology, groundwater hydrology, and paleontology. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and diversity, a record of research funding, and a commitment to excellence that will enhance the Department.  CSUSB is committed to supporting an inclusive, diverse academic community. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.

To find out more about the Department of

For questions regarding the position, please contact the Selection Committee:

Recruitment Chair:

Kerry Cato




Geosciences Department Chair:

Claire Todd





Please submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes: 

        a.  A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy

        b.  A statement of your research experience/plans

        c.  A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB’s Strategic Plan.                                                                                     

  1. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.  
  2. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  3. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.
  4. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).
  5. A letter explaining interests and strengths related to the Assistant Professor position, highlighting teaching experience and strategies for supporting the success of all students including those under-represented in the geosciences.

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit Hyperlink at:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:


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