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Visiting Lecturer, Geology
California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, invites applications for a one- to two-year appointment as a Visiting Lecturer in Geology to begin Fall 2017. Candidates must possess a Master’s or Ph. D. degree in Geology, but a Ph.D. is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include both introductory lecture and lab courses as well as advanced undergraduate courses in the individual’s area of expertise. The successful candidate must be able to teach Physical and Historical and one or more of the following: Paleontology, Mineralogy, Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology, Environmental Science, or Water Resources.

Our campus has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,810 undergraduate and 1,316 graduate students who come from more than 61 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 49.8% of Cal Lutheran students are international students or from underrepresented groups, and over 42% of freshmen are first generation students.

The Department of Geology at Cal Lutheran is a small department with excellent resources and a commitment to a field-based curriculum. The Department is also a major contributor to the growing Environmental Science program in both courses and resources.

Application Instructions:

We look forward to reading your application! Please apply on-line at

Make sure to include the following with your application:

  1. Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran and its new designation as a HSI.
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume.
  3. Teaching philosophy and statement of research/creative activities