The School of Natural Sciences at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin in fall 2019. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching, and with interdisciplinary training in fisheries, population modeling, and/or oceanography. Ideal applicants have a background studying processes driving the distribution, abundance, migrations, and recruitment of marine species in the context of the variability of their abiotic and biotic environment. Applicants who use an array of techniques to answer multidisciplinary questions related to fisheries and climate variability are especially encouraged to apply.
California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically underserved, and low-income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources for people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. The campus is located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
The School of Natural Sciences at CSUMB offers B.S. degrees in Marine Science, Biology, and Environmental Science, as well as a B.A. in Environmental Studies. An M.S. is also offered in Environmental Science, with a M.S. in Marine Science available through nearby Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. All the programs emphasize the critical thinking and technical skills necessary to develop workable solutions for complex environmental problems. Unique in their approach to linking marine science to management and decision-making, the B.S. in Marine Science and the M.S. in Environmental Science provide students with active learning and applied research in a wide variety of marine systems. CSUMB faculty may also advise students in the Marine Science M.S. program at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories consortium campus located in Moss Landing, CA (a 20 minute drive north of CSUMB).
Teach primarily undergraduate courses (12 units/semester including up to 3 units for mentoring undergraduate and masters student research). Depending upon candidate expertise and needs of the School, courses may include Intro to the Oceans (MSCI 270), Biological and Physical Oceanography (MSCI 370), and development of a new upper division marine science course (e.g., marine population dynamics, marine ecological modeling, or climate science)
Employ innovative teaching and learning techniques that engage students through the use of technology, hands-on experience, and problem solving
Include undergraduate and masters students in research or applied science programs
Advise and mentor undergraduate and masters students in academics, capstone projects, internships, and post-degree career options
Mentor both undergraduate capstone projects and masters student theses
Play a collaborative role in integrating their science and policy-relevant scholarship into the ongoing interdisciplinary research and teaching programs of CSUMB
Develop professional relationships with the regional community of marine science education/research institutions, federal, state, local marine policy/management agencies, non-profit groups, schools and/or other marine stakeholders
Sustain innovative and extramurally-funded research in marine science leading to publications and professional visibility
Contribute to MSCI program, School, College, and University-wide governance through participation at faculty meetings and through committee work
Help implement the goals of the School of Natural Sciences and the CSUMB Vision (https://csumb.edu/about/vision-statement)
Ph.D. in oceanography, fisheries, biology, marine science, marine ecology, or related field at time of hire
Demonstrated excellence in facilitating learning through teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
Publication record in field of expertise
Capacity to develop a research program focused on the oceanography of central California marine environments
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability and desire to mentor and teach students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds
Special Conditions of Employment:
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.
The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
A completed online application and all required materials must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the link provided for the respective hours and the location.
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
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Internal Number: 4408
About California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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