POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Assistant Professor in Spatial Ecology
POSITION: Assistant Professor
LOCATION: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
APPOINTMENT: Nine-month, tenure-track, academic faculty
Required: Ph.D. in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Geography, or closely related field; ability to meet the minimum criteria of rank of assistant professor. Demonstrated research focus on spatial/landscape ecology involving fish and/or wildlife as well as experience in spatial data management, display, and analysis.
Highly Desirable: 1) Excellence in spatially explicit ecological research as evidenced by a strong record of research and publication in high impact scientific journals; 2) research focus that addresses both applied and theoretical aspects of spatial/landscape ecology using a diversity of approaches and demonstrating conceptual breadth in fish and/or wildlife biology and conservation; 3) university teaching experience; 4) experience working collaboratively and across disciplines at local, regional, and global scales; 5) a strong commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in fish, wildlife, and conservation biology fields.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Establish an internationally recognized program of externally funded research and scholarly activity, including support for graduate students and involvement of undergraduate students; 2) teach two courses per year, one of which will be focused at the junior/senior undergraduate student level on a topic such as spatial/landscape ecology; 3) participate in professional and university service and outreach activities.
SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Sick leave, group health, life, dental, disability, and retirement benefits are per University policy (http://hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/fap-insplans.html )
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application materials include: 1) Cover letter, listing three representative publications of your work, 2) the names and contact information for 3 professional references, 3) statements of teaching philosophy, research interests, and commitment to inclusion and diversity (not to exceed 3 pages total), 4) curriculum vitae, and 5) graduate transcripts. All application materials should be submitted to:
For questions contact: Prof. Mevin Hooten, Search Committee Chair. firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-491-1415.
DEADLINE: For full consideration by the search committee, all materials must be received by the application review deadline of Nov. 16, 2018. Preferred start date is August 16, 2019.
ACADEMIC AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES: Colorado State University is a land grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 31,000 students. It is located in Fort Collins, Colorado (http://www.fcgov.com/visitor/), an attractive and dynamic community of 164,000 residents at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Fort Collins has been named one of the most desirable places to live by a variety of organizations. The region is home to a diverse range of ecosystems and land uses with numerous outdoor recreational activities.
The Department (http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/fwcb-home/) offers Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. Undergraduate students choose one or more concentrations in the major: a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, b) Conservation Biology, and c) Wildlife Biology. Faculty also advise graduate students in the inter-college Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (http://ecology.colostate.edu/), a premier interdisciplinary graduate program in ecology. The Department is one of the top-ranked programs nationally, comprising approximately 600 undergraduates, 60 graduate students, and 18 academic faculty.
The Department houses the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Larval Fish Laboratory, and faculty have established strong connections with colleagues in other colleges, e.g., Warner College of Natural Resources, College of Natural Sciences, and College of Engineering, and other relevant units including the CSU Water Center and School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Faculty also team with a diverse group of local to national research partners, including Colorado Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA National Wildlife Research Center, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Experiment Station, National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, and USGS Fort Collins Science Center.
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.
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Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Fish, Wildlife Biology. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.