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Lecturer - Geography

Recruitment #



Full-Time Lecturer - Geography (GIS Lab Manager)

Effective Date

August 19, 2013 (Fall Semester)
January 21, 2014 (Spring Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Geography or closely related field

  • Specialization in GIS, with experience in GIS lab management

  • Experience working in an enterprise GIS environment with multiple user connections

  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching

  • Experience administering spatial database systems

  • Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. 


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Effective college or university teaching experience in GIS or closely related field

  • Expertise in relevant professional/technical fields, and prior experience or familiarity with California State University system

  • Experience managing students and/or staff

  • Experience supporting grant funded research

  • Experience in the setup, management, and design of ArcGIS server, publishing map documents.



  • This position will be approximately 40% teaching and 60% GIS lab management.

  • Teach available introductory undergraduate level courses (3 – 6 units) as needed.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to manage our GIS/Remote sensing teaching and research labs. This includes but not limited to the following: supervise student lab-technicians who are hired to assist undergraduate and graduate students; interact with students to address student lab and GIS-related issues; oversee computer software and hardware configuration, work closely with technical groups regarding lab and server configurations, and work with faculty to design setup; manage and maintain the database systems architecture to serve faculty and student needs, and access to a variety of geospatial datasets.

  • Conduct special projects for the Chair of Geography and Director of the Masters in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci).

The Department of Geography at California State University, Long Beach welcomes and encourages diversity.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Required Documentation

  • Letter of application

  • Curriculum vitae (including current email address)

  • Three recent letters of recommendations

  • Copy of official tran­script from institution awarding highest degree

  • Summary teaching evaluations 

  • Finalists will be required to submit signed SC-1 form and official transcript.

Application, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Chair of Search Committee
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Geography
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90840-1101
562-985-2357 or 562-985-4977


Application Deadline

  • Position open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). 

  • Review of applications to begin August 1, 2013

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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