Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Policy
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University is an interdisciplinary academic program uniquely poised to advance education, research, and outreach in forest and rangeland stewardship and restoration ecology in the Central Rockies and High Plains. The Warner College of Natural Resources is home to five academic departments and several centers and institutes including the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, the Public Lands Policy Group, the WESTFIRE Research Center, the Colorado State Forest Service, the Center for Colllaborative Conservation, the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. These programs, institutes and centers provide a foundation for research, education and outreach in the natural resources. Linkages across departments and colleges, and with federal and state land managers and research centers, form a broader interdisciplinary foundation for increased impact. We expect the incumbent to foster opportunities for our students to become future leaders in the stewardship of natural resources. Additional information about the department can be accessed at http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/frs-home.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of classes on public lands and natural resource law, policy, history, planning, and environmental impact assessment, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses that are part of our on-campus and online Masters of Natural Resources Stewardship graduate program. Preferred candidates will have evidence of outstanding teaching skills in diverse formats, including online instruction. The incumbent will teach 2-3 courses per semester with additional opportunities for scholarship, outreach to stakeholders, and participation in other departmental activities such as advising student clubs. There will also be opportunities in summer to teach with additional compensation or to pursue research funding.
Required Job Qualifications
- Completed PhD in forestry or related natural resource field, with expertise in natural resource policy, environmental policy, or environmental planning, or a related field of social science at the start date of the position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching natural resource policy at the college level
- Evidence of producing effective and innovative educational materials
- Evidence of research on natural resource policy topics
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience mentoring undergraduate or graduate students
- A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in academic and natural resource professional settings.