Physical Geography Assistant Professor

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Title: Physical Geography
Rank: Assistant Professor
Status: Tenure Track
Start: Fall 2020 (August 2020)

The Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning is accepting applications for a tenure-track position in Physical Geography with the emphasis on global climate change. The successful applicant will teach geography courses as well as high enrollment general education courses. The applicant will teach geography courses including violent weather, physical geography, global environmental change, climatology, and meteorology. Preference will be given to applicants who have the ability to teach courses in GIS. The successful applicant may be called upon to teach in a distance or service learning education mode and will be encouraged to develop hybrid and/or online instructions. The successful applicant will perform outcome assessment for courses. Additional responsibilities of the applicant include research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as advising students and engaging in service at all levels of the university. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field such as environmental studies, atmospheric sciences, or climatology is required.

Applicants nearing the completion of Ph.D. will be considered; however, for employment the Ph.D. must be completed by 7/31/2020.

Required Experience - Applicant must be able to demonstrate:
1. A commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, which may be exhibited through prior teaching experiences and teaching evaluations or other evidence.
2. An excellence in research and/or peer-reviewed publications.
3. A commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Experience:
1. Evidence of having successfully taught one or more university-level physical geography and GIS courses as a sole instructor.
2. Evidence of success in scholarly research, such as publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or publications of professional and technical reports.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the close of business day on December 2, 2019. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. Complete an on-line application at and attach the following materials: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching interest and philosophy, (4) three current letters of recommendation, (5)copies of graduate transcripts, and (6) a diversity statement. For inquiries contact Dr. Mohan B. Dangi, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning,California State University, Fresno, 2555 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S SB69, Fresno, CA 93740-8034, Phone: 559.278.4857, E-mail: [email protected].

About Fresno State
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News and World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: . We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the Department:
The Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning is a student-centered department and one of nine departments and programs in the College of Social Sciences. The department offers a BA degree in Geography, a BS degree in City and Regional Planning, a minor in Meteorology, a minor in Interdisciplinary Urban Studies, and an online Certificate of Advanced Study in Community and Regional Planning. The course offerings support undergraduate training for careers in environmental study, teaching, weather, regional and urban planning, and preparation for graduate work. The department boasts as the most internationally diverse faculty in the university and takes pride in its scholarly excellence. Faculty research is supported by state of the art facilities in two of its laboratories: Environmental Research and GIS/Remote Sensing laboratories. There is opportunity for students to work with faculty on their research projects and take part in department led study abroad projects.

Other Campus Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

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California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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Posted: 10/18/2019
Application Due: 8/2/2020
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