The Geography Department (https://www.csus.edu/geog/) offers a B.A. in Geography that features balanced preparation in physical and human geography, geographic skills and techniques, and regional study. Four concentrations within the major allow for specializations in human geography, physical geography, GIS, and planning (http://catalog.csus.edu/colleges/natural-sciences-mathematics/geography/). The Department has two computer labs to support training in GIS, GPS, cartography, and remote sensing, and to allow students to pursue independent research projects. The department also houses the campus Paleoecology Lab.
Duties will include: - Develop and teach upper division courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. - Teach other undergraduate courses, including introductory courses in the following concentrations: Geographic Information Systems and Analysis, Human Geography, and/or Metropolitan Area Planning. - Advise students. - Engage in scholarly and creative activities. - Establish working relationships within the university and in the community, such as with local and regional public agencies. - Provide professional service within the department, college, and/or university. - Assist in the creation of a new GIS center that will serve as a hub of geospatial teaching, research and outreach to the campus and the greater Sacramento community.
-Ph.D.in Geography. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctorate by August 2019. -Strong background in geography, with graduate coursework and research experience in GIS and human geography. -Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising, including pedagogical innovation and supervision of undergraduate research. -Current knowledge in the applied uses of geospatial technology, including demonstrated proficiency with current and emerging ESRI software. -Technologically forward looking and able to teach our students current tools. -Ability to teach and contribute to our Human Geography and/or Metropolitan Area Planning concentrations. -Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
-Strong background in one or more of the following areas of GIS skills and software: web and mobile GIS including cloud data and distributed services, with particular interest in ESRI cloud tools; data collection; database design and development; data analysis and visualization including data mining/big data. -Regional geography specialization. -Prior teaching experience at the college or university level. -Demonstrated ability to work well with students from diverse backgrounds.
Initial Application Review: 10/08/2018
Posting Number: F0081P
Internal Number: 3329
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.
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