Natural Sciences (20/21 NSME 07)

  • Bakersfield
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Education and Training Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Position: Assistant, Associate, or Professor and Director of the CSUB California Energy Research Center

Type: Tenured / Tenure-Track
Academic Year: 2020/2021
Available: August 2020

Location: School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME)
California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB)
9001 Stockdale Highway, (66 SCI)
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Ms. Katherine Van Grinsven, Administrative Support Coordinator, NSME
Email: (please use the position number when emailing this address).

Application Deadline Date: Review of applications begins February 3, 2020. (position open until filled)

Description: The School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at the California State University, Bakersfield announces a search for a full-time Director of the California Energy Research Center (CERC). The primary mission of CERC is to support, promote, and expand interdisciplinary energy-related research at CSUB. The CERC Director will achieve this mission by organizing interdisciplinary faculty-student teams to compete for extramural grant funding; by working with University Advancement to promote the activities of the Center to potential supporters and donors; and by developing partnerships with other universities and local energy industries. In addition to supporting research activities, CERC supports the educational mission of the University by offering energy-related courses and other programming and by creating opportunities for students to work in internships or on grant funded research projects. Reporting to the Dean of NSME, s/he will build strong relationships with CERC-affiliated faculty and community partners and will chair the CERC Community Advisory Board. The CERC Director will be a visionary leader whose entrepreneurial spirit will develop and grow the activities and impact of the center. Applicants will be appointed to the most appropriate academic program pending approval of the department.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in a field associated with energy research and consistent with one of the following departments in NSME: biology, computer and electrical engineering and computer science, geological sciences, mathematics, and physics and engineering. Also required is a record of funded research grants and scholarship; a strong work ethic; and excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Preferred qualifications include budget and management experience, along with experience working effectively in an academic environment. Leadership experience - particularly experience bringing together multi-institutional teams - is also preferred.


Background Check: A background check (including a 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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.

Compensation: Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Application: The application package must include (1) an application letter detailing the candidate's qualifications and experience relative to this position description and the leadership profile, and (2) a curriculum vitae including names and contact information for at least three references. Please submit completed applications to the contact and location as stated above.

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety and University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their department website at

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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