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The Environmental Studies Program at California State University San Marcos invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level, with a specialization in Environmental Justice to begin August 2016. The Environmental Studies Program in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences at CSU San Marcos is an interdisciplinary collaboration offering a B.A. level degree with curricula in the physical and life sciences, social sciences, GIS, environmental policy and law, and arts and humanities. The multidisciplinary nature of the degree provides a collaborative setting for faculty, students, and community partners to study and learn. We are interested in candidates who specialize in environmental justice and one or more of the following areas: social stratification, environmental social movements, the intersection of class, race, gender, and the environment, inequality, international development, and/or globalization.

Minimum requirements for the position include: The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. prior to date of appointment, and will possess evidence of an established quality research program and an ability to develop new course offerings in environmental studies. Successful candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and will provide evidence of effective teaching at the university level (such as course evaluations, peer observations, etc.).

Preferred requirements for the position include:  The committee is particularly interested in an Associate Professor or Advanced Assistant Professor. Candidates for appointment at the Associate rank must have a demonstrated record of scholarly and teaching achievement and service appropriate for the rank. The academic discipline of the faculty member is open within the social/behavioral sciences and humanities, although preferences include: anthropology, geography, gender/ethnic/race studies, history, philosophy, political science, or sociology. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research areas complement and expand upon our current tenure-track faculty offerings, as well as those whose work will take advantage of our ethnically diverse region. We especially welcome applicants with interdisciplinary interests and experiences.

Duties:  The successful candidate will teach core courses within the Environmental Studies major as well as developing additional upper division elective courses within their own area of expertise, pursue an active scholarly agenda, advise and mentor Environmental Studies majors, and participate in activities serving the program, college, university, and community. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary steering committee to continue to build an established, rapidly growing major. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester.


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, which addresses the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  • Statement of research interests, which addresses the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  • Evidence of effective teaching (e.g. samples of course syllabi, assignments and teaching evaluations)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Faculty Application <>

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:

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Requests for information should be addressed to:

Pamela Stricker, Search Committee Chair
Environmental Studies Program, Email:  []

A review of application will begin on January 4, 2016. However, the position will be open until filled.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the 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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of applicants in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.