Assistant Professor in Ecological Economics

Job Type: Full-time permanent position

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Date: 23 Sep 13

Closing Date: N/A

Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Warner College of Natural Resources
Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado

POSITION: Assistant Professor in Ecological Economics

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources is an interdisciplinary social science department with a mission to contribute to the conservation, stewardship and enjoyment of natural and cultural resources and the management of those resources in a way that produces environmental health and sustainable human benefits. Research and teaching emphases throughout the department include, park and protected area management, environmental communication, natural resource and global tourism, collaborative conservation, and ecosystem services and human dimensions of wildlife and natural resource management. In addition to graduate degrees the Department also is home for the Conservation Leadership Through Learning graduate-degree program, the Masters of Tourism Management, and the Center for Parks and Protected Area Management.

APPOINTMENT: Nine-month tenure track

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  1. Ph.D. completed by start of appointment (August 2014) in a discipline related to duties described below;
  2. At least one advanced degree in economics, ecology, or a closely related field with a research emphasis in the areas of ecological economics, ecosystem services, and the human dimensions of natural resources.

Highly Desirable Criteria:

  1. Ability to secure funding and build a research program, both domestically and internationally. in the areas of ecological economics and ecosystem services;
  2. Excellence in teaching and advising in topics related to this position;
  3. Ability to develop an effective outreach program;
  4. Publications in refereed, scientific periodicals on issues related to ecological economics and ecosystem services;
  5. Ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to ecological economics, ecosystem services, and in the area of conservation planning and management;
  2. Establish a program of domestic and international research and scholarly activities, including support for graduate students;
  3. Advise undergraduate and graduate students;
  4. Participate in, and actively pursue, collaboration with other faculty and contribute to interdisciplinary activities;
  5. Participate in professional, university, and community service.

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Sick leave per University policy, group health, life, dental, disability, and retirement benefits.

Contact Information:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send curriculum vita, pdfs of representative publications, examples of outlines from courses taught, a list of four references and their contact information (one of whom was your Ph.D. adviser). Also, include a statement of interest that includes your teaching philosophy, your goals for outreach, and your view of the most important questions in your field and how your research will contribute to these questions in the coming years.

Submit materials to the following address: . References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by December 1, 2013.

Dr. Richard L. Knight, Search Committee Chair
Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
233 Forestry Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1480
Tel: (970) 491-6714 or (970) 491-6591

FULL CONSIDERATION DATE: December 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013. Selection will continue until an appropriate candidate is found. Pending completion of the selection process, the position will begin August 2014.
Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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.

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