Thread: Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences (Geodesy)

Started: 2016-11-02 04:14:18
Last activity: 2016-11-02 04:14:18
Jennifer Cotton
2016-11-02 04:14:18
Institution: California State University, Northridge
Open Until: 2017-03-31

The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Northridge invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in geodesy. We offer B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology and in Geophysics. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Experience in post-doctoral research and/or University-level lecture instruction, especially in multicultural settings or to a diverse student population, is desirable. We seek an innovative geodesist with technical expertise in GPS, InSAR, LiDAR, radar altimetry, gravimetry, or other geodetic methods. Candidates with research that compliments our current research program are encouraged, including but not limited to surface processes, sedimentology, geomorphology, climate, fault mechanics, marine geology and geophysics, planetary geophysics, and crust and mantle scale tectonics. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, which includes obtaining extramural funding, publishing peer-reviewed papers, and involving B.S. and M.S. students. The successful candidate is also expected to demonstrate teaching excellence and provide effective instruction to students of diverse backgrounds in a multicultural setting. Potential classes to be taught include undergraduate core courses in Earth Systems or Plate Tectonics, general education courses, and elective offerings at the upper-division and/or graduate level in the candidate’s research specialty. The successful candidate is expected to participate in department, college, and university service.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2017. Priority will be given to applications received by this date, but the position remains open until filled.

Applicants should submit a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a cover letter, CV, and the names and full contact information for three references. Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to: geodesy<at> Materials can also be sent to: Geodesy Search Committee, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8266. For additional information, see The University is an EO/AA employer.

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