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Assistant Professor Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies (AGES)

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THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies (AGES) is a highly dynamic, collegial, and interdisciplinary department that hosts the three indicated undergraduate degree programs along with the Global Studies program. This position will contribute principally to the Geography and Environmental Studies programs. The Geography program provides a valuable multi-perspective education of vital importance in this age of globalization and cumulative environmental change and offers a B.S. with concentrations in Resources and Sustainability, Regions and Cultures, and Spatial Techniques. The program is focused on historical and contemporary human activities in the natural and built environment, and on people as the major physical, social, cultural, and economic change agents across the Earth’s surface. Environmental Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary program offering a B.A., a Minor, and a Sustainability Certificate, all focusing on issues at the nexus of environmental sustainability, resource management, and social justice. The two programs collaborate closely, with multiple cross-listed courses and a common focus in fostering practical, cross-disciplinary skills in their majors (e.g. environmental resource analysis, environmental impact assessment, GIS) while integrating issues of science, sustainability, and social justice into each curriculum. AGES faculty acknowledge the centrality of racial justice in environmental justice, climate justice, and other core sustainability challenges. We seek a colleague with a similar understanding. AGES faculty are major contributors to the University in shared governance and as leaders in developing its substantial sustainability infrastructure and collaborate closely with the University's Office of Sustainability in supporting the campus as a living laboratory for sustainability work. Anthropology and Global Studies majors can take various Geography and Environmental Studies courses as electives and many other majors take various courses offered by the two programs to meet their general education requirements and institutional learning outcomes, especially in the areas of sustainability, diversity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: We seek an interdisciplinary (physical/social science) specialist in sustainable urban environments whose work focuses on the intersection of sustainability, social justice, and climate change/resilience. The new faculty member will support the program’s environmental justice and diversity emphasis teaching a variety of courses such as Environment, Sustainability, and Social Justice (ENVT 330), Sustainable Communities and Development (ENVT/GEOG 465), Environmental Resource Analysis (ENVT 320), Diversity and Globalization (GEOG 120). A Ph.D. in environment, geography, sustainability, or related field is required. Experience in online teaching or interest in developing online coursework is desirable. Preferred are candidates interested in the roles of women, LGBTQ+ and/or BIPOC communities in the transition to sustainability, who are eager to teach a highly diverse, predominantly Latinx, student population. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2022

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates at ABD status will be considered, but a Ph.D. in geography, environment, sustainability, or a related field must be in hand no later than the effective date of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021. Positions are open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita. Applicants are strongly encouraged to also submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Advertised: August 31, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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