Department Chair

San Bernardino, California
Oct 27, 2020
Dec 29, 2020
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Education Level
Job Type
Tenure Track
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The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for a Department Chair, tenure track position, at the rank of Associate or  Professor to begin service in July 2021.  

          The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences, excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an excellent record of teaching and scholarship, preferably with a record of significant research funding.  Applicants with prior success in fundraising and development are particularly encouraged to apply.    

          The area of the candidate's specialization is open.  We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and diversity, a record of research funding, and a commitment to excellence that will enhance the Department.  Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience as a department chair or similar leadership experiences.

          The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and is a 12-month, 0.5 time department chair and 10-month 0.5 time faculty member appointment. The Chair will provide strong academic leadership in the planning and administration of graduate and undergraduate programs in Geology, assist the entire faculty in developing new initiatives and a viable strategic vision, mentor faculty in the promotion and tenure process, supervise support staff, teach courses (at a half-time load), maintain an active research program involving undergraduate and/or graduate students, work with the CSUSB Office of Advancement in fundraising, and maintain and build upon our existing strong relationship with industry and government agencies.  

          Typical Activities:  Responsibilities of the Chair include participation and leadership in the faculty duties of teaching, mentoring, research, service, and program development. The Chair serves as an advocate for the Department in the College and the University, and vice versa. The Chair, in collaboration with the faculty, plans and executes a strategic direction for the department, builds and staffs the schedule of classes, oversees the department budget, fosters team building, manages the department and its staff, and works with diverse faculty and students in the department and across campus to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration. For additional information, please visit .

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D in Geological Sciences or a related field is required by time of appointment. July1, 2021.

          The Chair is encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan, available at . This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity.   

          Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.  

                  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at: .  A link is also available on the Department’s website: .  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Formal review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

          The Department has four full-time faculty members and one faculty in the Faculty Early Retirement Program with a variety of research interests and offers B.A., B.S., and M.S. degrees.  CSUSB is located in one of the most geologically rich and diverse regions of North America.  

          California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually.  As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.