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Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application materials consist of the following: CV Cover letter that addresses the vision for how to integrate with existing programs and expertise in the department. Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests (Please submit as one document and upload into the "other" category. Names and contact information for four references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Posting Number 201700181F
Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources contributes to informed decision making and a broad based understanding of the ways in which humans’ value, use, and depend on the natural environment.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 40
% Teaching 50
% Service 10
% Administration 0
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/17/2017
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

This is a new resident-instruction/ on-campus tenure-track faculty position to support the department’s teaching, research, and outreach. Workload will be distributed as 50% teaching/advising, 40% research and 10% service/outreach.

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department is a social science unit with expertise in a number of disciplines working to address a diversity of conservation issues around the globe. We are seeking an individual who can complement this expertise through new methodologies, topical focus areas and/or disciplinary training. Specifically, the individual will contribute to understanding the adaptive and/or innovative capacity of society to global environmental change. We are seeking an individual with expertise to address this topic via their respective social science training and perspective.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an ambitious research program that is strong in its potential for application to conservation issues, and integrates contemporary methods and/or topics. In addition, the successful candidate will value a role in preparing students for conservation work and research, including teaching 3-4 classes annually.

Conditions of Employment
Required Job Qualifications

1) An earned Ph.D. by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2018, related to the description above
2) Commitment to teaching excellence and positive student engagement in the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate teaching program
3) Demonstrated potential to sustain an excellent social science publication record
4) Demonstrated potential to develop and sustain an external research funding program
5) Experience engaging with conservation practitioners and agency partners

Preferred Job Qualifications

1) Previous experience teaching and/or mentoring students
2) Track record of publishing in peer-reviewed publication
3) Track record of participating in development of external funding proposals
4) Potential to establish partnerships with conservation initiatives and/or land management agencies and organizations
5) Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within conservation-related disciplines (e.g., work groups, committees, relevant publications)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials consist of the following:
CV
Cover letter that addresses the vision for how to integrate with existing programs and expertise in the department.
Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests (Please submit as one document and upload into the “other” category.
Names and contact information for four references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Search Contact Brett Bruyere; Brett.Bruyere@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility

Establish a recognized program of externally funded research, including support for graduate students; collaborate with members of the department, college, and university, and agency or similar practitioner partners; consistent output of publishing in peer-reviewed publications.

Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility

Teach 3-4 (depending on class size) courses annually that support the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate teaching; provide mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students; participate in departmental curricular-related committees and/or discussions.

Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Service/Outreach
Duty/Responsibility

Participate in Department and/or University and external service; perform service and outreach activities to the university and the broader community including managers/practitioners; participate in discipline-based professional organizations, and/or; conduct outreach to the public to enhance literacy of conservation issues.

Percentage Of Time 10

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 4
Maximum Requested 4

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have an earned Ph.D by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2018, related to the position description?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Can you demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and positive student engagement in the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate teaching program?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you show a demonstrated potential to sustain an excellent social science publication record?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you show a demonstrated potential to develop and sustain an external research funding program?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience engaging with conservation practitioners and agency partners?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other
Optional Documents