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Assistant Professor of Geography

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 14, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Geography

Job No: 529994
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Position: Assistant Professor of Geography
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall semester)
Salary Range: The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary is $5,405 to $11,994/per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $6,667 to $7,084/per month. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin September 18, 2023. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Geography

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Geography or related field with specialization in Remote Sensing. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1,2024.
  • Demonstrated or potential ability for effective teaching at undergraduate and graduate-level courses
  • Demonstrated or potential ability to generate funding for applied research and student support
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specialization in two or more of the following areas: Small Unoccupied Aerial Systems (sUAS) data collection and analysis, orbital and suborbital image analysis and interpretation, spatial statistics, data analytics, pixel and object-based image analysis and feature extraction, fluency in R and/or Python, applied field experience.
  • Successful grant-seeking record with established ties to research institutions, industry, or government agencies
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (demographics)

  • Teach lower and upper division courses in our geography and environmental science and policy programs, and at the graduate level in both our Master of Arts and Master of Science in Geographic Information Science degree programs. Specific teaching assignments may include classes in remote sensing, digital image processing, programming, geospatial databases, multi-variate and/or spatial statistics, general education courses or other specialty courses in the candidate's area of expertise. (Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.)
  • Engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activities
  • Seek opportunities for extramurally funded research programs
  • Develop and engage in ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities leading presentations and publications
  • Collaborate in curriculum development
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Contribute to shared governance by serving on committees
  • Engage in discipline-related professional activities.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

The Department of Geography Received Honorable Mention for the AAG Award in Program Excellence for our MA/MS Programs.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the semi-finalist stage)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, emphasizing commitment to working at a teaching institution
  • Statement describing research agenda
  • Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information about the position and application process should be addressed to:

Dr. Suzanne Perlitsh (Wechsler), Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Geography
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-3905

(562) 985-2356 or E-Mail:


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated 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.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Click or tap if you trust this link." href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> and questions may be sent to

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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