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 ENST 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 Education
- Environmental Hydrology
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Environmental Law
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Policy
- Cultural Resource Management
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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Part-time faculty are employed in the fall and spring semesters. The fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring semester runs from the beginning of February through the end of May.
Appointment and Salary
All part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University system and the California Faculty Association. Initial appointments are for one semester only. Salaries vary depending upon qualifications and experience. Typical starting salaries for part-time faculty range from $3642 to approximately $4000 for a three-unit class. For a description of potential university benefits go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_BenEligibility.pdf
Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the ENST program according to the terms of the adopted University Policy Statement (UPS 210.060). Positive reviews are based upon student ratings of instruction, course materials, in-class observations made by a member of the department personnel committee or the program coordinator, and evidence of on-going currency in the field. The primary service responsibility of part-time faculty is to provide opportunities for student consultation outside of regular class hours; on-line discussion periods or e-mail contacts shall not be a complete substitute for face-to-face consultation periods.
Please submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and at least one letter of recommendation. Documentation of teaching effectiveness and sample course syllabi are also strongly encouraged. Optional items may include graduate school transcripts and evidence of scholarly/professional activities relevant to environmental studies. Send all materials directly by mail or on-line as e-mail attachments to:
Dr. April Bullock, Coordinator
Environmental Studies Graduate Program
P. O. Box 6846
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA. 92834-6846
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.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.