Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado
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.
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
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.
Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender
registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be
conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable
and prudent to do so.
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, and Conservation Biology. References will
not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.