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Department of Geography Part time Lecturer Pool

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Temporary, Part Time


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 Geography and Environmental Studies at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for the part-time Lecturer pool. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise to teach undergraduate courses in the following areas:

· Environmental Studies

· Global Studies

· Physical Geography

· Human Geography (Cultural/Social/Political/Economic)

· Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial techniques.

Part-time faculty may be hired from this applicant pool as needed by the department to teach courses and be available for office hours. A list of courses offered by the department is provided in the CSUSB University Bulletin ( and candidates are encouraged to identify the courses of their expertise in the application cover letter. Appointments from the part-time pool are temporary and may be made on short-notice before the start of fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters. A Master's or Doctoral degree in Geography or related discipline is required by time of the appointment.


Depending on student enrollments, a part-time Lecturer may teach between one and three courses per semester. Most courses will be taught in-person, but the position may also include online or hybrid courses using Canvas.

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.


  • · Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Geography, or related discipline by time of appointment.


· Doctoral degree in Geography or related discipline by time of appointment.

· Previous experience teaching at the undergraduate level.

· Relevant professional experience and/or evidence of scholarly activity and publication related to the courses of expertise.


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 of Geography and Environmental Studies is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with three B.A. degree programs and minors: Geography, Environmental Studies (concentrations: Environmental Systems, Environmental Sustainability), and Global Studies. The department offers a GIS certificate and GIS minor. Courses for the award-winning interdisciplinary Model United Nations (MUN) program and student team are also supported by the department.

To find out more about the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, please visit online at:

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair

Dr. Yolonda Youngs



Please submit:

1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2. Cover Letter that includes:

a. A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy

b. A statement of your research experience/plans

c. A list of courses of your expertise

3. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, example course syllabi, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of your teaching.

4. Unofficial copies of all degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

5. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

6. 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).

7. 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.

Formal review of applications will be ongoing as needed and continue until positions are 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.

Lecturer A                           (Range 2) - $4,530 – $6,056

Lecturer B                           (Range 3) - $5,405 – $11,994

Lecturer C                           (Range 4) - $6,190 – $13,172

Lecturer D                           (Range 5) - $7,794 – $13,797

CSU Salary Schedule:

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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