Posted on: 29 October, 2018
Application deadline: December 9, 2018

Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, USA

Working Title Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Posting Number 201800304F
Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources is an academic unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources with undergraduate majors in Natural Resources Tourism and Human Dimensions in Natural Resources. In addition, the Department of HDNR houses Master’s of Science degrees in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Conservation Leadership, a Master’s of Tourism Management, and a PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. The faculty is also active in human dimensions of natural resources research as well as outreach.
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 12/09/2018
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/16/2019
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 conservation issues domestically and around the globe. We are seeking an individual who can complement this expertise through new methodologies, topical focus areas and/or disciplinary training.

Specifically, we seek an individual whose research and teaching focus on the diverse cultures, knowledge systems, lived experiences, perspectives, interests, and/or histories of groups that have been historically underrepresented in natural resource conservation in the western United States. Competitive candidates will have an integrative, multicultural understanding of natural resource management and conservation in the Western United States, and a track record of experience in addressing how race, class, culture, and/or gender influence important natural resource topics such as environmental conservation and/or outdoor recreation and tourism.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
Required Job Qualifications 1) An earned Ph.D. in Conservation Social Science or related field, by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. 2) Commitment to teaching excellence and positive student engagement in the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate teaching programs 3) Demonstrated potential to sustain an excellent social science publication record 4) Demonstrated potential to develop and sustain an external research funding program 5) Potential to engage with conservation practitioners and agency partners on issues related to diversity and inclusion in conservation 6) Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications 1. Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within conservation-related fields 2. Potential to contribute diverse perspectives to departmental and college-wide initiatives 3. Previous experience in teaching and/or mentoring students 4. Track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals 5. Track record of participating in development of external funding proposals 6. Potential to establish partnerships with organizations and agencies relevant to the job description described above
Special Instructions to Applicants Application materials consist of the following: 1) CV 2) Cover letter stating your interest, expertise as well as how you meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position 3) Statement of Research Philosophy 3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy 5) Names and contact information for four professional references who will be contacted for letters only for semifinalists. Reference letter writers will be contacted upon the progression of applicants to the semifinalist stage and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For full consideration, please submit an application consisting of all of the above by December 9, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No mail-in applications or letters will be accepted. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of HDNR.
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 Associate Vice President for Human Capital, 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 nationally and/or internationally 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
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Service/Outreach
Duty/Responsibility Participate in Department and/or University and external service as perform service and outreach activities to the university and the broader academic community including managers/practitioners, discipline-based professional organizations, and the public; participate in a leadership role with college and departmental initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.
Percentage Of Time 10
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility Teach 3-4 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. Co-develop an undergraduate minor related to diversity and conservation, including the development of 1-2 new courses to support the minor.
Percentage Of Time 50

References Requested

References Requested
Minimum Requested 4
Maximum Requested 4

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in Conservation Social Science or related field, by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2019?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a commitment to teaching excellence and positive student engagement in the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate teaching programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 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. * Can you show a potential to engage with conservation practitioners and agency partners on issues related to diversity and inclusion in conservation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license, or have access to a licensed driver, by the employment start date?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy

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