Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO, US

Working Title

  Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Posting Number 201700033F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $60,000
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? No
% Research 20
% Teaching 70
% Service 10
% Administration 0
Open Posting Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/26/2017
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2017
Position End Date  
Position Summary

The Department of HDNR, in conjunction with the Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) seeks a dynamic and innovative individual with an expertise in environmental communication and instruction. The successful applicant will work closely with HDNR faculty as well as faculty in other departments in WCNR to develop a new college-wide curricular emphasis in natural resource communication and provide course instruction related to that strategy. Sections of this course would be relevant to students across WCNR Departments including Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Forest and Rangeland Stewardship; and Geosciences.

This is a non-tenure track position.

Required Job Qualifications

Ph.D. by appointment start date (August 16, 2017) in an area related to communications with research, teaching or practical experience in natural resources management.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Demonstrated potential and ability for excellence in…
1. Teaching related to the duties and responsibilities of this position
2. The use of experiential learning in courses taught
3. Designing applied educational projects in collaboration with natural resource focused NGOs and/or agencies
4. Developing and using a flipped classroom approach
5. Research and outreach in areas related to this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than February 26, 2017 for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
3) Transcripts – Unofficial are acceptable (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
4) Four references (References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.)
5) Statement of Teaching Philosophy
6) Statement of Research Philosophy

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.

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 [email protected]

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research

Conduct a program of research in natural resource communication or related areas of human dimensions of natural resources.

Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Outreach

Conduct a program of outreach related to natural resource communication or related areas of human dimensions of natural resources.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Teaching

Develop and teach a multiple section senior-level course (12 credits per semester) in natural resource communications applicable to all majors in the Warner College of Natural Resources

Percentage Of Time 70