College of Social Sciences Geography
Vacancy # 11892
Environmental Planning Assistant Professor - AY
California State University, Fresno is a learning-centered University. We believe learning thrives when a strong and active commitment to diversity is shared by all. This is because learning can only take place in a climate where differing points of view are welcome, and diversity of all kinds is valued by everyone.
Position Characteristics: The successful candidate will have teaching and research interests in environmental management and planning with a specialty in water resource. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in environmental planning, environmental pollution and U.S. environmental law; develop courses relating to water issues for the department; engage in scholarly research and publication activities; and participate in extramural environmental/planning-related research projects. Other duties will include, but not be limited to, advising students and serving on department, college, and university committees. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college and university. The successful candidate will join a university-wide cohort of faculty that will develop teaching, research, and outreach initiatives that focus on water quality, technology, and management, including a new interdisciplinary Master's degree in water resource management. Over the next two years, we anticipate appointments in science education, geographic information systems, hydrology, engineering approaches to water management, business approaches to water management and marketing, irrigation technology, environmental journalism, and water and community health.
Academic Preparation: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Geography, Water Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Planning or a related field is required for appointment to a tenure track position. Qualifying degrees must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.
Teaching Or Other Experience: The preferred candidate will be professionally trained in Environmental Planning with a specialization in water resource. The preferred candidate shall have extensive expertise in working with local communities on water related projects. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment and/or ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit: www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity .
Other Requirements: This position may require the satisfactory completion of a background check. This may include, submitting fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services, and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s) at or prior to the appointment. California State University, Fresno publishes an Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report in October. This report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml or by contacting the Campus Police Department.
Equal Employment Opportunity: California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.
Application Instructions: Submit online application (http://apptrkr.com/281016). Attach cover letter, vitae and teaching philosophy. Applicants must also MAIL three (3) original letters of reference to: Dr Samuel Omolayo, Search Committee Chair Department of Geography California State University, Fresno 2555 E. San Ramon Ave, M/S SB69 Fresno, CA 93740-8034 NOTE: The three letters of reference must be sent by MAIL, all other materials must be submitted ONLINE as attachments.
Open Until Filled: To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 12/31/2012. Searches automatically close on 4/1/2013 if not filled. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.