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Tenure-Track Search in Sedimentary Geology: San Francisco State University

published Sep 2, 2015 9:28am
Tenure-Track Search in Sedimentary Geology

San Francisco State University's Department of Earth & Climate Sciences (http://tornado.sfsu.edu) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Sedimentary Geology beginning August 2016. The department seeks individuals with a background in sedimentary geology with a specialization in areas such as coastal or fluvial sedimentology, sedimentation and tectonics, environmental sedimentology, or the sedimentary record of climate change.

The Department of Earth & Climate Sciences comprises 11 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 5–6 lecturers, and 2 full-time support staff. It offers a BS degree in Earth Sciences with emphases in Geology, Hydrology, and Ocean, Weather, and Climate; a BA degree in Earth Sciences; and a MS degree in Geosciences. These programs together enroll ~130 undergraduate majors and 20-25 MS students. Other facilities available to the Department include the Sierra Nevada Field Campus (http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra); the Romberg Tiburon Center (http://rtc.sfsu.edu), the University's environmental field station; and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (SF State is part of the campus consortium).

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in earth sciences or a related discipline; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates should have a strong background in quantitative and field-based analysis of sedimentary processes. Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area and demonstrate the potential to develop an outstanding, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with teaching interests or experience broadly in sedimentology. Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in sedimentary geology, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing research program in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. We expect the person hired for the position to contribute to our multidisciplinary BS program in Earth Sciences, which emphasizes an Earth systems approach. Detailed position description is available at http://tornado.sfsu.edu/PositionAnnouncement/TenureTrackSedimentology2015.pdf.

Rank and salary: Assistant (or Associate) Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date. Submit all materials online to the http://AcademicJobsOnline.org web site by November 13, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions, contact: Dr. Leonard Sklar, Hiring Committee Chair: leonard@sfsu.edu; 415-338-1204.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities. 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.

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.
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