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Open Faculty Positions in Water Resources

January 31, 2017

Oviatt Library

California State University, Northridge invites applications for three full-time tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geological Sciences, Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Geography, and Political Science, beginning August 23, 2017.  The areas of interest include, but are not limited to: surface-water hydrology and hydro-climatology, watershed processes, hydrogeology, applied mathematics and programming for surface and groundwater hydrologic modeling, and public policy with a particular focus on water in the western United States. .

Dave Liggett Retires

December 23, 2016

Dave Liggett

We are very sad to lose a highly valued staff member, Dave Liggett, to retirement on 3 January but very happy for him as he embarks on his next journey in life. His 37 years of full-time service to the department is unprecedented and a major accomplishment. He has spent more time in our hallowed halls than any other and positively touched every student, staff and faculty member along the way. It will be hard to fill his shoes. Please encourage people with "big feet" to apply for this position (Geology Instructional Support Technician #5885) posted at:

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Open Faculty Position in Geodesy

November 29, 2016

Oviatt Library

The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Northridge invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Geodesy. Read more

CSUN alumna wins 2016 GSA Donath Medal

October 25, 2016

Whitney Behr

Congratulations to Whitney M. Behr, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Austin on being awarded the 2016 Donath Medal by the Geological Society of America. The Donath medal, GSA’s Young Scientist Award is given annually to outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research that marks a major advance in the earth sciences. Dr. Behr received her B.S. from the CSUN department of Geological Sciences and then went on to receive her PhD from USC.  Read more


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