Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology - Land System Scientist

Coppin State University

United States

January 30, 2022

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Posting Details

Working Title Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology - Land System Scientist

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Posting Number 202100431F Proposed Annual Salary Range $74,000 - $76,000 Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https: // hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits- eligibility/ and https: // hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.

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

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (ESS) 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 at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado) is recruiting a new tenure-track faculty member at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in ecosystem science and sustainability. This position will focus on land system science, including drivers, trends, dynamics, and/or impacts of land use and management decisions on environmental change and socioecological processes. The successful applicant will work in a highly collaborative university and will be enthusiastic about teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and contributing to the land grant mission of Colorado State University. Teaching responsibilities include courses such as land system science, quantitative reasoning, modeling, geospatial analysis, and other related courses. We envision an independent researcher who will develop a strong, externally- funded research program. 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

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in ecology, earth system science, environmental science, sustainability science or related field by the start date of the appointment;
  • Research experience in land system science as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral or equivalent experience;
  • Excellence in land system research, using models, spatial analysis, remote and ground-based observations, and/or social science approaches;
  • Excellence in teaching related to fields of ecosystem science and sustainability;
  • Intellectual leadership and strong publication record;
  • Evidence of successful grant and/or fellowship proposals;
  • Demonstrated experience in transdisciplinary research across natural sciences, social sciences and/or other fields and sectors;
  • Evidence of outreach and engagement with stakeholders related to land system science; and
  • Evidence of commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.
  • 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. Stephen Ogle: Stephen.Ogle@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 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 Job Duty Category Teaching

    Duty/Responsibility

    Teaching responsibilities include courses such as land system science, quantitative reasoning, modeling, geospatial analysis and other related courses.

    Percentage Of Time 40

    References Requested Minimum Requested 4

    Maximum Requested 4

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Will you have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in ecology, earth system science, environmental science, sustainability science or related field by the start date of the appointment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have research experience in land system science as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students?
  • 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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