Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

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Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
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Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
October 1, 2012


Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado


POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

LOCATION:  Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department (HDNR), Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

APPOINTMENT:  Nine-month tenure track

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department seeks to hire a dynamic and innovative individual who will broaden the scope of expertise in HDNR and strengthen and expand our social science approaches to cutting edge, interdisciplinary conservation research, teaching, and outreach

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Required: 1) Ph.D. completed by August 2013 in a social science discipline related to duties described below.  2) At least one advanced degree focused on human dimensions of conservation in a field such as community-based conservation, conservation governance, environmental conflict, livelihoods, systems thinking, human migration and/or leadership.

Highly Desirable Criteria: 1) Demonstrated or potential for excellence in teaching and advising in topics related to this position. 2) Ability to develop an effective outreach/service program. 3) Publications in refereed periodicals on issues related to community-based conservation, livelihoods, leadership, conflict, migration or related discipline. 4) Ability to secure funding and build a successful research program, domestically and/or internationally.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  1) Develop and teach courses in disciplines related to community-based conservation, governance, environmental conflict, livelihoods, systems thinking, migration and/or leadership.  2) Advise undergraduate and graduate students.  3) Establish a successful program of research and scholarly activities, including support for graduate students.  4) 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration send curriculum vita, official transcripts from all universities attended, representative publications, examples of outlines from courses taught, a list of four references (one of whom was your Ph.D. adviser), and a statement of interest that includes your outlook for combining your philosophy of teaching with your research and scholarly work among these fields.  

All application materials must be submitted electronically by October 1, 2012, to  Faxed applications are not acceptable.

DEADLINE:  Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2012.  The position will begin in August 2013. Questions can be directed to Dr. Alan Bright, search chair:

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.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.