Assistant Professor Restoration Ecology – Colorado State University

The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship (FRS) in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University seeks applicants for a 9-month, full-time non-tenure track Special Assistant Professor to contribute to teaching in our accredited Forestry and Rangeland Ecology and a new Restoration Ecology program. We seek a dynamic and innovative educator with a background in applied ecology and forest and/or rangeland management, who possesses field skills and is committed to delivering quality education to undergraduate and graduate students in the natural resources.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach and develop a variety of classes that span forest vegetation management, disturbance ecology, senior capstone experiences, and data collection and analysis at the undergraduate level as well as 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, lab and field settings, and online. 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 to teach experiential field courses at CSU’s Mountain Campus with additional summer compensation.
Required Qualifications: Completed PhD in forest or rangeland science, forest or rangeland ecology, or a related field of natural science at the start date of the position.
Highly Desirable Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in teaching forestry and/or rangeland ecology and management at the college level; evidence of producing effective and innovative educational materials; strong quantitative and technical skills; excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in academic and natural resource professional settings.

Application: To apply, submit application material (cover letter, CV, list of three references, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy) to by June 30, 2018 for full consideration. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants should direct questions to Dr. Mark Paschke, search chair:

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