The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Bakersfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start in Fall 2019. We seek a broadly trained geologist with applied research and teaching interests that includes (but is not limited to) hydrogeology, subsurface fluid dynamics, groundwater contamination, and groundwater sustainability. Candidates that employ GIS and/or remote sensing techniques in their research and teaching are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory-level courses, hydrogeology, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the faculty member’s specialty. Applicants must have a PhD or ABD and need to demonstrate the ability to develop a program that provides student research opportunities. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to sharing in department responsibilities toward the education of undergraduate and graduate majors as well as toward the Department’s service and outreach activities with K-12 schools and the local community.
Bakersfield’s location offers unrivaled access to the geology of southern and eastern California, including the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, the Mojave Desert, and the San Joaquin Valley, one of the world's great centers of both the agricultural and petroleum industries. Kern County has active local chapters of the Pacific Section AAPG, the SEG, API, SPE and SWPLA. The CSUB Department of Geological Sciences is very active in peer-reviewed research involving both undergraduate and MS-level graduate students. It is funded by the National Science Foundation as a Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (http://www.csub.edu/CREST/ ) to further its research capabilities and provide substantial support for student research assistantships and faculty release-time. It is an integral part of the new California Energy Research Center (http://www.csub.edu/energycenter/ ), a collaboration between CSUB faculty, local industry, and government agencies. The California Well Sample Repository (www.wellsample.com ) is located on campus and houses the largest public collection of oil- and water-well cores and cuttings in California. The Department has a full range of field sampling equipment (including a Giddings coring rig) along with cutting, crushing, and sample preparation equipment as well as a refrigerated core storage facility. Well-equipped analytical research facilities include an SEM with EDS, WDS, CL and a micro-XRF source, a new XRD, an ICP-MS, a carbon coulometer, an H-C-O-N-S elemental analyzer, and a wide array of optical microscopes. The Department also has multiple seat licenses for industry-standard software packages.
California State University at Bakersfield is a regional comprehensive university that prides itself in a liberal arts approach to undergraduate education and small, high-quality graduate programs. It has an enrollment of approximately 8,500 students and resides in a rapidly growing metropolitan area of over 800,000 people in the southern San Joaquin Valley of central California. The campus is located near popular beach, mountain, and desert attractions, and is a two-hour drive from Los Angeles.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research interests, copies of transcripts of all college and university work and the names and contact information (including e-mail) of three referees to:
Chair of the Geological Sciences Search Committee
Department of Geological Sciences
California State University, 62SCI
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099 USA
Web site: http://www.csub.edu/Geology/
CSUB fosters and appreciates ethnic and cultural diversity among its faculty and students, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty to reflect the diversity of the campus community. Applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are welcome.
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Start Date: Fall 2019
Job Type: Full Time Hire
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