The Environmental Studies Graduate Program at CSUF invites applicants for its part-time faculty pool on an ongoing basis. The master's program in Environmental Studies is a broadly based, interdisciplinary program that focuses on human interaction with the environment.
The program is geared for students entering the rapidly expanding environmental field, especially in environmental science, planning and regulation, and environmental education. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental challenges, the program seeks to integrate paradigms and approaches from a range of related disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. With 60-100 graduate students, the program offers an exciting and rewarding academic experience for its students and its faculty. For further information, please refer to the Environmental Studies homepage: http://hss.fullerton.edu/envstud/
Areas of Specialization We are seeking highly motivated, well-organized individuals for possible teaching assignments in the following courses:
Air Quality Management
Environmental Activism and Organization
Environmental Dispute Resolution
Environmental Impact Assessment
Cultural Resource Management
This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. APPOINTMENTS FROM THE PART-TIME POOL ARE TEMPORARY AND OFTEN MADE JUST PRIOR TO THE START OF THE ACADEMIC TERM. APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE ON VERY SHORT NOTICE.
Candidates should have a PhD, or have a Master's degree with considerable professional experience. Disciplinary background and professional expertise should be consistent with the course content. We are especially interested in candidates with previous teaching experience, with applied environmental expertise, and with experience addressing environmental challenges in the Southern California context. Because our students are drawn from an array of undergraduate backgrounds-sciences, social sciences, and humanities- the ability to communicate effectively with a broad mix of students is essential.
Candidates should demonstrate their ability to interact and work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, including first-generation college students.
Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment. Preference will also be given to those with substantial relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.
HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE:
A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration.
Provide the following materials:
Cover letter which includes a statement of which courses qualified to teach
3 Letters of Recommendation
Diversity statement - This statement provides the applicant's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas
Documentation of teaching effectiveness (if available)
Sample course syllabi (if available)
Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (unofficial copies accepted until appointment)
Summary of teaching evaluations (if available)
Review of applications may begin immediately and continue through June 30, 2021.
The need for part-time faculty is greatest in the Fall and Spring semesters. The fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring term runs from late January through the end of May. On rare occasions, part-time faculty are needed during one of the Summer session segments.
All part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the CSU system and the California Faculty Association. Initial appointments are for one semester only. Typical starting salaries for part-time faculty range from $5075 to approximately $6055 per semester for a three-unit class.
California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. CSUF fosters an inclusive environment within which students, faculty, staff, and administrators thrive. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
The College: The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton is to educate students to be culturally, globally, socially, historically and environmentally astute, civically responsible alumni able to navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences' departments and programs offer students the breadth of a traditional liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of professions, for graduate school, and for advanced professional study in fields such as law, education, public administration, clinical psychology, and business. Students who graduate with a degree from H&SS are assured of having depth of understanding in their field of study and the useful core skills that are most attractive to prospective employers and to success in graduate school.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at Cal State Fullerton, offering 23 undergraduate degrees, 38 minors, and 15 graduate degrees. The 20 departments and programs employ over 450 faculty and 50 staff members serving more than 7,500 students and annually awarding over 2,000 degrees. For more information about the college, please go to http://hss.fullerton.edu/
The Department: The Environmental Studies (ENST) Program opened its doors in the late 1960's and awarded its first degree in the early 1970's and is still going strong today. It represents a large and academically diverse inter-disciplinary graduate program for students wishing to obtain a Master of Science in Environmental Studies. The breadth and flexibility of the ENST Program has acted as a magnet for academically and professionally high-quality students.
Rather than conforming to a rigidly-defined curriculum, students are encouraged to craft a graduate study plan that meets both the core requirements of the ENST Program, and allows them to pursue courses in other departments that suit their own vocational or intellectual goals.
The Program has been able to draw on excellent instructors and mentors from an array of departments (e.g. biology, economics, geography, geology, history, sociology, and others), and on a pool of highly trained environmental professionals from local and regional government, as well as private environmental firms.
Further information regarding the MS in Environmental Studies program's curriculum and its faculty may be obtained from the departmental website at http://hss.fullerton.edu/envstud/
CAMPUS & AREA:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRA
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.
For health and well-being, Cal State Fullerton is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
CLERY ACT DISCLOSURE
California State University Fullerton is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety report is available on the CSUF website. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Police Department in at 800 North State College Blvd or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (657) 278-7286.
This offer is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or if information was knowingly withheld or falsified. Due to Covid-19, most federal, state and county courts are currently closed. As a result, our third party background screening provider may not be able to complete the background screen at this time. As a further condition to this offer, you are authorizing our third party background screening provider to complete its background check as necessary when the courts re-open and are further agreeing to execute, to the extent necessary, any documentation required in order to complete your background check upon the courts' re-opening. Please note, that continued employment is contingent upon your successful completion of a background screening as required under CSU policy. Faculty rehired at CSUF after a break in service of 12 or more months who have not had a CSUF background check within the past 12 months will be subject to a new background check; rehire is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the new background check
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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.