college of natural & social sciences

Department of Geosciences and Environment

POSITION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor (GIS/Remote Sensing/Modeling Applications in Environmental Hydrology)


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ABD or a Ph.D. in Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Soil Science, or a closely related discipline.  A Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education is required for retention after the initial two year appointment.  Candidates should provide record of or potential for scholarly activity involving students whenever possible, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies.  Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking candidates with broad training in Environmental Hydrology using GIS/Remote Sensing/Models who will be able to expand our course offerings in GIS/Remote Sensing and Hydrological/Environmental applications. Expertise in one or more of the following areas will be highly desired and befitting our strategic growth over the next five years: geospatial analyses, remote sensing, groundwater and/or surface water modeling, soil water/vegetative transfer modeling.  Proficiency in oral and written communication is required.  The ability to collect and process field data for ground-truthing remote sensing is desirable.  

DUTIES: The successful applicant is expected to develop an active program of research and teaching in areas of specialization and to work with water resources and other departmental faculty to strengthen existing graduate programs in hydrology and undergraduate training in geology, geography, hydrology, and urban planning.  Specific duties will include: teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, developing water resources and environmental science curriculum, maintaining an active research program, participating in University service, and advising undergraduate and graduate students.

SALARY: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields.  The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form.  Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2013.  Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Geosciences and Environment
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

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Last Update: 11/13/2013