Working Title Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology - Land System
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Posting Number 202100431F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $74,000 - $76,000
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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)
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2022
Position End Date
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:
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.
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and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption.
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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
Job Duty Category Research
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
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
Teaching responsibilities include courses such as land system science,
quantitative reasoning, modeling, geospatial analysis and other related
Percentage Of Time 40
Minimum Requested 4
Maximum Requested 4
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?
Do you have research experience in land system science as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals?
Do you have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students?
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research Philosophy
Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion