Assistant Professor specializing in Natural Resource Biometry and Measurement

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 17 Feb 2023

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Working Title Assistant Professor specializing in Natural Resource Biometry and Measurement
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Posting Number 202200439F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $70,000 - 75,000 Commensurate with education and experience.
Employee Benefits
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Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Department’s mission is to promote interdisciplinary stewardship of forests and rangelands. We create and communicate knowledge to students, land managers, policymakers, peers, and the public. We foster the science and management of forests and rangelands. We integrate these disciplines with others in our college and university, focusing on 1) innovative graduate and undergraduate programs, 2) research programs that create knowledge to improve land stewardship, and 3) extension programs that empower the public to accomplish their stewardship goals. The Department currently has 13 tenure-track faculty and 5 non-tenure-track faculty with recognized expertise in ecology, restoration, and management of forest and rangeland ecosystems, fire science and management, and natural resource policy and planning. The Department offers undergraduate majors in Forestry and Rangeland Stewardship, Natural Resource Management, Restoration Ecology, and Fire and Emergency Services Administration as well as M.S., Ph.D. degrees, and a professional Master of Natural Resources. Faculty members may also direct graduate students in the interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. The Department has over 500 undergraduates and 60 graduate students.
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, the Geospatial Centroid, 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 candidate. We expect the incumbent to foster opportunities for our students to become future leaders in the stewardship of forests and rangelands throughout the world.
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
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 02/17/2023
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/01/2023
Position End Date
Position Summary
The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University is seeking applications and nominations for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in Natural Resource Biometry and Measurement. Applications from those interested in the development, teaching, and use of innovative sampling and statistical methods to inform natural resource inventory, monitoring, planning, and management are especially encouraged to apply. We seek scholars who will develop an internationally recognized, innovative, independent, and extramurally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Individuals with interest and expertise in one or more of the following:
  • The application of statistical methods such as Spatial, Bayesian, Imputation, and/or Computation Statistics to support vegetation management including silvicultural practices, climate adaptation, and/or fire mitigation, control, and restoration.
  • Innovative measurement platforms including satellite, manned and unmanned aerial and terrestrial systems to quantify and monitor trends in selected characteristics of forests and/or rangelands, including vegetative structure and biodiversity, biomass accumulation, and carbon.
  • Modeling and estimation, including error/uncertainty, of important biophysical and social attributes associated with ecosystem goods and services, resilient social-ecological systems, and sustainability.

  • In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to exhibit leadership in, and passion for, teaching and contributing to undergraduate and graduate programs in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department. Applicants should clearly demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the department, college, and the university.

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
    Required Job Qualifications
    • Earned Ph.D., in Forestry, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Applied Statistics or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
    • Demonstrated expertise in forest or rangeland biometry or measurement.
    Preferred Job Qualifications
    • Demonstrated potential to develop an externally funded research program that advances forest and/or rangeland management through the development and application of innovative statistical or sampling methods.
    • Demonstrated potential to sustain an excellent publication record.
    • Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
    • Demonstrated potential to successfully engage in outreach to managers, landowners, rights holders, and the general public.
    • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    To apply, submit application materials online to by February 17, 2023 for full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Statements of research, outreach, & teaching interests uploaded to the ‘other’ field

  • After notifying semifinalist candidates, application materials of the semifinalists, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.
    For questions concerning the position contact Chad Hoffman, Search Committee Chair:

    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 for the finalist before a final offer. 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, .
    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, .
    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, .
    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
    Diversity Statement
    Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    Search Contact Chad Hoffman,

    Essential Duties

    Job Duty Category Research
    • In research, we expect the incumbent to conduct an extramurally funded and innovative research program (50%) focused on the development and use of innovative sampling and statistical methods to inform forest and /or rangeland inventory, monitoring, planning and management.
    Percentage Of Time 50
    Job Duty Category Teaching
    • Teaching responsibilities (40%) will include instruction of undergraduate vegetation biometry and sampling design, and a graduate course in the department on a topic related to their field of study.
    Percentage Of Time 40
    Job Duty Category Service and outreach
    • Service and outreach effort (10%) is also required and includes service to the department, college, and university, to academic peers, and to professional societies.
    Percentage Of Time 10

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