Assistant or Associate Professor of Marine Conservation Biology
Science & Environmental Policy
Job #: FAC2013-194
Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:
The Division of Science & Environmental Policy (SEP) at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level to begin in Fall 2014. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research, interdisciplinary training in marine conservation biology, and a record of successful research grant proposal writing.
CSUMB is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low-income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources for people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. The campus is located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
The Division of Science & Environmental Policy at CSUMB now offers B.S. degrees in Marine Science, Biology, and Environmental Science, Technology and Policy, as well as a B.A. in Environmental Studies. An M.S. is also offered in Applied Marine and Watershed Science, with a M.S. in Marine Science available through nearby Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. These programs all emphasize the critical thinking and technical skills necessary to develop workable solutions for complex environmental problems. Unique in their approach to linking marine science to management and decision-making, the B.S. in Marine Science and the M.S. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science provide students with active learning and applied research in a wide variety of marine systems. Students evaluate and solve environmental problems using scientific, technical, and analytical skills in preparation for leadership roles in which they contribute to effective policy solutions based on an understanding of the interactions between humans and their biological and physical surroundings.
Though young, the CSUMB Marine Science Program is well equipped to support teaching and field research with a variety of assets including research vessels, small boats, scientific diving and a wide array of instrumentation. These capabilities and the great diversity of marine habitats within minutes of campus, have made Monterey Bay an ideal living laboratory for CSUMB faculty and student research.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Depending upon candidate expertise and needs of the division, courses may include marine conservation biology, marine ecology, environmental policy, as well as an upper division course in area of expertise
- Employ innovative teaching and learning techniques that engage students through the use of technology, hands-on experience, and problem solving
- Include undergraduate students in research and applied science
- Advise and mentor undergraduate students in academics, capstone projects, internships, and post-degree career options
- Mentor graduate student theses
- Play a collaborative role in integrating their science and policy-relevant scholarship into the on-going interdisciplinary research and teaching programs of CSUMB
- Pursue and obtain external funding to support an active research program that builds on and makes use of CSUMB marine assets in the Monterey Bay region
- Develop professional relationships with the large regional community of marine science institutions for which Monterey Bay is internationally renowned
- Sustain scholarly research in marine science and policy leading to publications and professional visibility
- Contribute to the continued development and leadership of the CSUMB Marine Science Program
- Ph.D. in conservation biology, marine science, marine ecology, or related field at time of hire
- Demonstrated excellence in facilitating undergraduate learning
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Active research program with a strong record of accomplishments in interdisciplinary marine conservation biology
- Demonstrated record of successful grant writing skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability and desire to mentor and teach students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds
Applications must include (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement, and (4) research statement. You may attach a maximum of 3 documents so combining documents will be necessary. Screening of applications begins November 1, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. James Lindholm at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- A track record of applying mathematical, biotechnology (genomics, proteomics), stable isotope and other state of the art approaches to teaching and research in the area of Marine Conservation Biology
- Ability to work collaboratively within a faculty group that has special expertise in applying geospatial approaches (e.g. GIS, Remote Sensing) to the study of marine ecosystems
- Demonstrated ability to integrate research into undergraduate education and to bring undergraduate students into research
- Experience in course and curriculum development
- Success in securing external funding to support research, including undergraduate student research
- Ability to conduct research within central California marine environments, and familiarity with related management and policies
Appointment subject to a criminal background check
All prospective applicants must apply on-line at https://mocha.csumb.edu/uhr/jobs/login_applicant.jsp
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