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The School of Natural Sciences at California State University, Monterey Bay invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor rank to begin in fall 2019. We are seeking candidates with expertise in crop management to provide leadership in building our new bachelor’s degree program in Agricultural Plant and Soil Science and to establish an applied research program aligned with the needs of the region’s unique agricultural industry. The ideal candidate will collaborate with local industry, agencies and organizations to integrate problem solving, communication, applied science and technology, and hands-on learning throughout the curriculum.
Known as the “Salad Bowl of the World”, the Salinas Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, and with proximity to Silicon Valley in the north, has become a hub for the AgTech industry. Ideal candidates will have expertise and experience that is aligned with the unique nature of our local agricultural industry and the extraordinary opportunity it affords.
As a member campus of the CSU Agricultural Research Institute, our campus receives annual funding to support applied agricultural research.
The faculty member will be expected to:
Contribute to ongoing development of a new B.S. program in Agricultural Plant and Soil Sciences
Teach upper-division and lower-division courses related to crop production and agricultural management
Maintain an active, extramurally funded research program relevant to the needs of regional agriculture
Ph.D. in Crop Science, Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil and Water Management, or closely related field by time of appointment
Prior experience in ag-related industry, ag extension, or applied research in vegetable crop and/or berry production
Ability to secure extramural funding to support active research program in area of expertise, relevant to regional agricultural needs
Commitment to undergraduate education
Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse community
Ability to provide leadership as well as to work collaboratively as part of a team
Special Conditions of Employment:
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 as a condition of employment.
The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
For full consideration, submit a) an application, b) curriculum vitae that includes education, work experience, publications and grants, and c) cover letter describing how background and experiences match the required and desired qualifications and responsibilities for this position by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. All prospective applicants must apply on-line at: https://csumb.edu/up/prospective-employees.
Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library or our Student Services Building – first floor. Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site.
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
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Internal Number: 4484
About California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University Monterey Bay (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 to 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. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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