Geoscience Education, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

published Aug 29, 2019 8:01am

The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track Geoscience Education - Assistant Professorship that will begin August 2020.

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 and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek a geoscience educator who develops, applies, and evaluates new geoscience teaching innovations and curricula, as well as develops and tests geoscience education research questions and hypotheses. We expect candidates to show evidence of an existing or developing active, externally funded student-centered research program. We seek a scholar who demonstrates interest and ability to teach courses in general geology and geoscience education at various levels including: general education, lower- and upper-division undergraduate, and graduate courses. The successful candidate shall: (1) coordinate geoscience education courses; (2) help facilitate the integration of teacher preparation into our B.A. program; and (3) be involved in program-level assessment for our department.


  • A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related field is required at the time of appointment
  • The successful candidate will have teaching experience and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and Master's levels
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students at the undergraduate and Master's levels using student-centered, active-learning and inquiry-based approaches
  • Ability to teach lower- and upper-division courses in geoscience education, and other introductory level and/or upper- division/graduate courses the candidate is qualified to teach
  • Evidence of productive research in geoscience education

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. Apply to view all job listings or type in 493573 in the "Search by Requisition ID Number" to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
  • Cover letter including a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and or service
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement that includes: a discussion of relevant course work and/or experience in preparation for teaching, a list of courses you are qualified to teach, and a statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research statement that describes your future research direction
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information (see instruction below)

Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents that will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. Should you advance to the finalist stage, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Nicole Bonuso,, 657 278-8451

Application Deadline

To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 8, 2019.