Geological Sciences Department Chair - Tenured Professor California State University, San Bernardino
Overview The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino is pleased to announce a search for Department Chair at the rank of Tenured Professor to begin August 2020.
The Department has five full-time faculty members with a variety of research interests and offers B.A., B.S., and M.S. degrees, and is located in one of the most geologically rich and diverse regions of North America. The area of the candidate's specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants in disciplines that complement existing faculty specialties in petrology, geochemistry, engineering geology and natural hazards, economic geology, groundwater hydrology, structural geology and paleontology. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and diversity, a record of research funding, and a commitment to excellence that will enhance the Department. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience as a department chair or similar leadership experiences.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences, excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an excellent record of teaching and scholarship, preferably with a record of significant research funding. Applicants with prior success in fundraising and development are particularly encourage to apply.
The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and is a 12-month, 0.5 time department chair and 10-month 0.5 time faculty member appointment. The Chair will provide strong academic leadership in the planning and administration of graduate and undergraduate programs in Geology, assist the entire faculty in developing new initiatives and a viable strategic vision, mentor faculty in the promotion and tenure process, supervise support staff, teach courses (at a half-time load), maintain an active research program involving undergraduate and/or graduate students, work with the CSUSB Office of Advancement in fundraising, and maintain and build upon our existing strong relationship with industry and government agencies.
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation. At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. CSUSB is committed to supporting an inclusive, diverse academic community. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Typical Activities Responsibilities of the Chair include participation and leadership in the faculty duties of teaching, mentoring, research, service, and program development. The Chair serves as an advocate for the Department in the College and the University, and vice versa. The Chair, in collaboration with the faculty, plans and executes a strategic direction for the department, builds and staffs the schedule of classes, oversees the department budget, fosters team building, manages the department and its staff, and works with diverse faculty and students in the department and across campus to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration. For additional information, please visit https://senate.csusb.edu/FAM/Policy/(FSD87-28.R3)Recruit_Chairs&Directors.pdf(Download PDF reader). In addition, the Chair is encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.
Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. is required in Geological Sciences or closed related field by time of appointment. Tenure at the present institution, and an academic rank of Professor or upper level Associate Professor. Supplemental Information To applyplease submit the following required documents: All documents must be attached under the Resume/CV section of the online application.
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter: a. Explaining interests and strengths related to the department chair position. b. Highlighting leadership experience and strategies for supporting the success of all students including those under-represented in the Geosciences. c. A combined teaching and research statement describing teaching experience, style and philosophy and research/scholarship (maximum 1,000 words).
3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
4) Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) professional references.
6) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).
Formal review of applications will begin December 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Geological Sciences can be found at https://cns.csusb.edu/geology.
A background check (including a criminal records check) 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 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino 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. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: https://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.