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Assistant Professor in the Economics of Ecological Risk and Resilience

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Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 202100327F

Proposed Annual Salary Range $73,500 – $75,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

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 social-ecological systems. Existing programs of emphasis in the department include forest and rangeland ecology and management, natural resource management, fire science, vegetation measurement and biometry, policy and planning and restoration ecology. The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship is housed within the Warner College of Natural Resources, which is home to five academic departments and several centers and institutes such as the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, the Colorado State Forest Service, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, 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. Linkages across departments and colleges, and with federal and state land managers and research centers, form a broader interdisciplinary foundation for increased impact. Strong relationships and partnerships with local, state and federal agencies foster significant applied research opportunities for the successful candidates. We expect the incumbents to foster opportunities for our students to become future leaders in the stewardship of forests and rangelands throughout the world. Additional information about the department can be accessed at http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/frs-home.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 50

% Teaching 40

% Service 10

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/05/2021

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 08/16/2022

Position End Date

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to teach, conduct research, and contribute to the outreach and service of the institution and the professions we serve. In research, we expect the incumbent to develop an extramurally funded and innovative research program (50%) focused on developing new understandings of applied economics of risk and resilience pertaining to forest and rangeland social-ecological systems. We also expect development of collaborative relationships with local, regional and national clients. Teaching responsibilities (40%) include instruction of an undergraduate applied forest and natural resource economics course and an upper-division undergraduate course that contributes to undergraduate majors in the Department. Teaching will also include a graduate course in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Service and outreach (10%) are components of the position and include service to the department, college, university, academic peers, and profession.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Completed Ph.D. in natural resource economics or related field of applied economics by the time of appointment.

Demonstrated expertise in the economics of forest and rangeland social-ecological systems.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Evidence of potential to develop an externally funded research program advancing new knowledge of applied natural resource economics.

Evidence of collaborative and integrative research across topic areas in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship department.

Demonstrated potential to sustain an excellent publication record.

Evidence of effective teaching and mentoring of undergraduate or graduate students.

Ability to successfully engage in outreach to managers, landowners, and other relevant stakeholders.

Evidence of a commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Postdoctoral research experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials consist of the following:
CV

Cover letter

Statement of research philosophy

Statement of teaching philosophy

Names and contact information for four references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates

Writing sample, job-market paper: This should showcase the applicant’s depth of understanding of a body of economic theory, sophistication in asking and answering cutting-edge applied economics research questions relevant to forest and rangeland social-ecological systems, degree of methodological sophistication, and ability to situate one’s work within the broader field.

Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University 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 history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also 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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected].

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Diversity Statement

The Warner College of Natural Resources recognizes that a sustainable natural environment is essential to human well-being and our common good. The natural environment is essential in providing material, psychological, and physical health benefits to all. Thus, we strive toward providing voice for all those affected by natural resource policies to ensure that diverse perspectives are considered in decisions that affect the natural environment. This inclusionary philosophy is embedded in our instruction, research, service, outreach, and interactions as a community. Warner College members hold themselves accountable for fostering an atmosphere that is welcoming and accepting of diverse perspectives. Warner students, faculty, and staff uphold and embrace CSU’s principles of community: respect, inclusion, integrity, social justice and service. Everyone is welcomed. The Warner community recognizes the disparities that exist within the field of natural resources and therefore call on individuals whose passions and work align with our college’s effort to make change. Warner College supports an environment where identities, cultures, experiences, and ideas are recognized, valued, and appreciated.

Search Contact Dr. Tony Cheng; [email protected]

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching

Duty/Responsibility

Teaching responsibilities include instruction of an undergraduate applied forest and natural resource economics course and an upper-division undergraduate course that contributes to undergraduate majors in the Department. Teaching will also include a graduate course in the candidate’s areas of expertise.

Percentage Of Time 40

Job Duty Category Research

Duty/Responsibility

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded and innovative research program focused on developing new understandings of natural resource economics and ecological risk. Potential areas of focus could include, but are not limited to: economic impacts of climate-induced disturbances on forest and rangeland social-ecological systems (i.e., drought, wildland fire and insect outbreaks); risk analysis and decision support for forest and rangeland social-ecological systems affected by disturbances; valuation of market and nonmarket ecological goods and services derived from forest and rangeland social-ecological systems under different policy and management scenarios; and the impact of market-based ecosystem conservation and management incentives.

Percentage Of Time 50

Job Duty Category Service

Duty/Responsibility

Service and outreach efforts will entail service to the department, college, and university, to academic peers, and to professional natural resource managers.

Percentage Of Time 10

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