This posting was updated on April 20, 2022
Department Summary :
The Department of Environmental Studies was founded in 1970. We grant B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees and serve over 325 undergraduate majors and minors, and 40 graduate students.
There are 10 full-time faculty members, complemented by approximately 12 lecturers per semester who teach specialty classes.
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Description of Duties
e., asynchronous, synchronous, bichronous, in-person, or hybrid).
Lecturer Opportunities for the '22-'23 Academic Year :
Teaching opportunities vary depending on the semester and student enrollment. There are frequent teaching opportunities in both the Environmental Studies and Global Studies courses.
The fall semester begins on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 and concludes December 19, 2022. The spring semester begins on Monday, January 23, 2023 and concludes May 26, 2023.
Below is a list of courses that we anticipate a potential need for :
Discover the technical and social causes of environmental degradation; learn how your personal and career choices can protect the environment for current and future generations.
Develop your critical thinking skills through written and oral argument. Modes : In person and online (synchronous).
Examines challenging issues in biology and methods for evaluating conflicting data and claims. Develops students’ analytical and writing skills.
Modes : In person and online (synchronous).
Emphasis : traditional non-Western conservation practices and their lessons for the modern-day resource manager. Mode : In person.
Students will apply these theories and practices in their own environmental research and advocacy projects regarding local environmental issues. Mode : In person
flood hazards and methods of control; groundwater and groundwater aquifers; water quality.
Interdisciplinary approaches require new analytical models. Modes : In person and online (synchronous)
Required Qualifications :
The Environmental Studies Department seeks candidates for part-time lecturer instructional positions to teach lower and upper division courses.
Important Notes :
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This is a continuing open position. For more information, email the Department Chair, Dr. Katherine Cushing,
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment.
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Appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association.
These provisions state the Order of Work, or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
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