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Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (2 tenure track positions)

Colorado College Environmental Studies Program
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
Oct 2, 2022

Job Details

Colorado College is hiring two tenure track assistant professors of environmental science to join the College’s interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program beginning in August 2023. We are looking for scientists who can complement our existing expertise in ecology and atmospheric chemistry and who have a commitment to the human and social justice elements of environmental science. Areas of expertise sought include, but are not limited to, climate science, hydrology, renewable energy, biogeochemistry, and soil science. The successful candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Global Climate Change, introductory and advanced courses in their areas of expertise, and our co-taught senior capstone course. 

Colorado College is a private, undergraduate, selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 2,200 students. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is the Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, allowing for unique teaching and learning strategies. Professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year, including one block dedicated to supervising senior theses. Applicants must be committed to high quality, innovative undergraduate teaching and to mentoring undergraduate student research. 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.

Colorado 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 antiracist institution in all of our policies, practices, and pedagogies (please see Applications should include a statement that describes way the candidate can contribute to these goals and their understanding of how issues of environmental and social justice can be incorporated into natural science courses.

The College is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, caste, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices. The Environmental Studies Program believes the College grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty committed to building an inclusive community. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in a field of environmental science (e.g. climate science, hydrology, renewable energy, biogeochemistry, soil science, etc.) is required by the start of employment. Teaching experience, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate research, and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in environmental science are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a related field (e.g. climate science, hydrology, renewable energy, biogeochemistry, soil science, etc.) by the start of employment.

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter (1 page maximum); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement demonstrating commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in environmental science (2 pages maximum); 4) a statement of teaching principles (3 pages maximum); 5) a research statement (3 pages maximum); and 6) graduate transcripts. As part of the application process, all candidates need to provide contact information for at least three references who can submit a confidential letter of recommendation; however, only the references of short-listed candidates (those invited to a phone/Zoom interview) will be asked to submit a letter.

All application materials should be posted by October 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm MDT to 


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