Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology - Climate Justice

Coppin State University

United States

January 30, 2022

Description

Posting Details Working Title Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology - Climate Justice

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Posting Number 202100438F Proposed Annual Salary Range $74,000 - $76,000 Employee Benefits

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Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit

Ecosystem Science and Sustability is a department within the Warner College of Natural Resources. The mission of ESS is to understand the function of ecosystems and watersheds across space and over time. We assess ecosystem sustainability by examining interactions within and between natural and human systems in the context of current stresses such as changing climate, species introductions, land-use change, and increased demand for water. Department faculty use state-of-the-art technologies and approaches to provide quality education to future scientists, educators and decision makers, conduct cutting edge interdisciplinary research, and deliver culturally relevant outreach programs that empower our students and the general public locally, nationally, and internationally.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes % Research 50 % Teaching 40 % Service 10 % Administration 0 To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/30/2022 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/16/2022 Position End Date Position Summary

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability seeks a 9-month TENURE TRACK faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor working in the field of climate justice for people and the Earth. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, justice and equity issues stemming from:

  • Climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation, and just transition
  • Food, energy, and water resources
  • Structural, societal, and power inequities
  • Climate migrants and refugees
  • Sovereignty and Indigenous rights
  • Rights of nature / ecological justice
  • Data access and inclusion
  • Other related issues
  • Teaching responsibilities for this position will include undergraduate-level courses on sustainability science and a course the faculty member develops around their own area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities would contribute to the undergraduate major in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and the Minor in Diversity and Inclusion offered through the Warner College of Natural Resources. ESS is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment within the department, college, and university.

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a related field, completed by the position start date
  • Demonstrated scholarship in climate justice and/or sustainability science
  • Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence
  • Evidence of research/scholarly productivity and impact in transdisciplinary research including the areas of climate justice and/or sustainability
  • Engagement and experience related to climate justice and/or sustainability
  • Demonstrated experience in multicultural engagement
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues and multicultural stakeholders from multiple sectors
  • Commitment to professional community engagement and growth
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire extramural funding to support their research
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Application materials consist of the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter stating your interest, expertise as well as how you meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position
  • Statement of Research Philosophy
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  • Names and contact information for four professional references. References will be contacted upon the progression of applicants to the Finalist stage and will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
  • Application materials of Finalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability.

    Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption.

    Background Check Policy Statement

    Colorado State University 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 history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also 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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

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

    The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

    Diversity Statement

    The Warner College of Natural Resources recognizes that a sustainable natural environment is essential to human well-being and our common good. The natural environment is essential in providing material, psychological, and physical health benefits to all. Thus, we strive toward providing voice for all those affected by natural resource policies to ensure that diverse perspectives are considered in decisions that affect the natural environment. This inclusionary philosophy is embedded in our instruction, research, service, outreach, and interactions as a community. Warner College members hold themselves accountable for fostering an atmosphere that is welcoming and accepting of diverse perspectives. Warner students, faculty, and staff uphold and embrace CSU's principles of community: respect, inclusion, integrity, social justice and service. Everyone is welcomed. The Warner community recognizes the disparities that exist within the field of natural resources and therefore call on individuals whose passions and work align with our college's effort to make change. Warner College supports an environment where identities, cultures, experiences, and ideas are recognized, valued, and appreciated.

    Search Contact Dr. Ed Hall; Ed.Hall@Colostate.edu

    Essential Duties

    Job Duty Category Research

    Duty/Responsibility

    Conduct a successful program of research. We envision an independent researcher who will develop a strong, externally-funded research program

    Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Teaching

    Duty/Responsibility

    Teaching responsibilities for this position will include undergraduate-level courses on sustainability science and a course the faculty member develops around their own area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities would contribute to the undergraduate major in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and the Minor in Diversity and Inclusion offered through the Warner College of Natural Resources. ESS is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment within the department, college, and university.

    Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Outreach

    Duty/Responsibility

    Conduct a successful program of service and outreach consistent with the mission, goals, and objectives of the Department of ESS.

    Percentage Of Time 10

    References Requested Minimum Requested 4

    Maximum Requested 4

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Will you have a PhD in a related field, completed by the position start date?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated scholarship in climate justice and/or sustainability science?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Philosophy
  • Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Optional Documents

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