Assistant Professor of Environmental Science -- Global Environmental Change

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 30, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
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Colorado College is hiring a tenure track assistant professor of environmental science to join the college’s interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program beginning in August 2021. The position requires expertise in global environmental change, especially in human dimensions of global change or land-use/land-cover science research with an emphasis on geospatial approaches to scholarly questions (including remote sensing, GIS, and/or spatial analytical techniques). We seek a colleague with the ability to engage in interdisciplinary approaches to environmental questions. The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Global Climate Change, courses in their areas of specialty including environmental geospatial methods, and other advanced courses. The ideal candidate will also understand the broad demands and opportunities available at a liberal arts college and in our interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program.

The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. We are also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution in all of our policies, practices, and pedagogies. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to these goals in their cover letter.

One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year. Applicants must be committed to high quality, innovative undergraduate teaching. The Block Plan lends itself to field and project-based teaching, and funds and logistical support for such projects are available through the college and through the Environmental Studies program.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in a related field (e.g. Geography, Ecology, Environmental Science/Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources) is required by the start of employment. Expertise in global environmental change with a geospatial technology perspective, teaching experience, and experience working with undergraduate researchers is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a related field (e.g. Geography, Ecology, Environmental Science/Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources) by the start of employment.

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research goals, 4) a statement of pedagogical principles, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, 6) graduate transcripts, 7) a sample of scholarly writing, and 9) the names and contact information of three references (letters will be requested for short-listed candidates). All application materials should be posted to by October 1, 2020, 5:00 pm MDT.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.