The Department of Environmental Studies is the oldest Environmental Studies program in the U.S. serving more than 280 majors. It has a vibrant history of education, research, and community service. The Department offers students an interdisciplinary understanding of serious environmental problems, and provides training to address issues such as environmental restoration, resource conservation and management, environmental social science, environmental policy, environmental toxicology and risk assessment, and environmental sustainability. The BS and BA degrees emphasize strong writing, research, and qualitiative and quantitative skills as well as integration of science, policy, and the socio-economic/cultural aspects of environmental problem solving. The department is part of a College whose portfolio includes strong interdisciplinary programs. The College is home to 11 academic departments, 3 interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes. The department is committed to such areas as policy, sustainability, diversity, and civic and global engagement. Interested candidates should consult the Department’s website at www.csus.edu/college/social-sciences-interdisciplinary-studies/environmental-studies/. For more information about existing programs and the department please visit: https://www.csus.edu/president/institutional-research-effectiveness-planning/factbooks/environmental-studies17.pdf.
- Teach core and upper level undergraduate courses in Environmental Studies - Develop courses/curriculum - Scholarly activity that emphasizes the engagement of students - Advising and mentoring students - Participation in department, college/school, university, and community service
- PhD or equivalent doctoral-level degree. All but dissertation (ABD) candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2021. - Demonstrated proficiency teaching and mentoring students - Potential to develop student research projects/lead student teams - Evidence of research and scholarship - Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student body and a diverse community - Excellent communication across multiple media – oral, written and digital - Expertise in one or more environmental sub-disciplines including, but not limited to, agro-ecology, urban ecology, conservation biology, and global change science.
- Experience with diverse undergraduate populations - Experienced communicator - Experience with professional activities in the environmental field - Ability to teach a range of courses in the Environmental Studies Department - Potential for scholarly achievement - Experience in one or more environmental sub-disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental justice, environmental policy, climate-change resilience and adaptation, the social and behavioral sciences, and coupled human-natural systems.
This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2020 semester.
Initial Application Review: 01/15/2020
Posting Number: F0151P
Internal Number: 4532
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.