The Sacramento State Geology Department provides students with accessible, world- class, practical training in geology. It serves more than 100 undergraduate and 20 graduate students through instruction that emphasizes real world applications, hands-on experience, as well as one-on-one advising and mentoring. Faculty and students are active in research and scholarly activities. The Geology Department shares a building with the U.S. Geological Survey California Water Science Center and maintains close connections to a variety of agencies, industries and professional organizations in California's capital city. It also works to support the University's mission by preparing students for leadership, service and success.
Teaching undergraduate mineralogy
Teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Geology, including lower-division general education courses
Teaching and developing undergraduate and/or graduate courses in area of specialization
Academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students
Research and scholarly activities, including advising student (graduate and undergraduate) research projects
Service on Department, College, and University committees
Service to the campus and the community
Ph.D. in Geology, or a closely related field. ABD applicants will be considered but all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2020.
Potential for teaching mineralogy/petrology (earth materials) courses including mineral and rock identification and optical mineralogy
Potential for teaching upper-division courses in geology
Potential for teaching lower-division general education geology courses
Knowledge and strong skills in petrographic analysis and rock and mineral identification.
Potential for research and scholarly activities such as presentations, publications, and grants
Potential for university and community service
Potential for participation in department and university committees
Potential to work with diverse students and colleagues and create an inclusive teaching environment.
Prior teaching experience at the college level
Potential to guide student research in California and Nevada
Experience in geochemical techniques and analysis
Commitment to involving students in research
Potential to collaborate on research in the department
Potential to connect students with employers
Commitment to be a fully-engaged participant in a small, collegial department
Initial Application Review: 10/21/2019
Posting Number: F0138P
Internal Number: 4415
About California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region's students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.Sacramento State is in the heart of Northern California and just five miles from the State Capitol. With more than 30,000 students and 1,600 full- and part-time faculty, Sacramento State is California's capital university. Quality teaching is a top priority at Sacramento State, which offers a wide range of degrees, programs, and career opportunities - and its lush, 300-acre campus is situation along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas.