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GEOG 352 AY1718

GEOG 352 - Environment, Development and Sustainability (Academic Year 2017/18 )
Liberal Studies Department
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences 

The Department of Liberal Studies at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for academic year 2017/18 to teach GEOG 352 – Environment, Development and Sustainability.  Candidates should have interests in or experience in teaching a class addressing the following content: “Explores human-environment relationships in the context of sustainable development and global change. Engages with a number of historical and contemporary debates about geography, political economy/political ecology, and development to encourage consideration of the multiple dimensions of sustainability. Includes globalization, poverty, food/hunger/ famine, natural resources, climate, and development.”

This is a course which focuses on the relationship between development and sustainability. It should provide students with an understanding of international development, issues of development and environment, and a critical analysis of sustainability, including sustainability for whom, or what, and which addresses the questions of "what is sustainability?"  Possible course texts are Radical Ecology by Carolyn Merchant, Geographies of Global Change by Watts et al, Resilience, Development and Global Change by Katrina Brown, and/or Green Development: Environment and Sustainability in a Developing World by Bill Adams.  A selection of books on green capitalism, resilience, nature society relationships and global development could also work.

Minimum requirements for the position include:  a Master’s degree in a related field.

Preferred requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in a related field and experience teaching courses in physical geography.  Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita with three current references, and a letter of interest to

Timeline A review of applications will begin on July 5, 2017; however, the position will remain 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.

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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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.  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 the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.