Career Opportunities with ESS

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology – Land System Scientist

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado) is recruiting a new tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will focus on land system science, including drivers, trends, dynamics, and/or impacts of land use and management decisions on environmental change and socioecological processes. Methodological expertise may include modeling, spatial analysis, remote and ground-based observations, and/or social science approaches. The successful applicant will work in a highly collaborative university, teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and contributing to the land grant mission of Colorado State University. Teaching responsibilities may include courses such as land system science, quantitative reasoning, modeling, geospatial analysis and other related courses. We envision an independent researcher who will develop a strong, externally-funded research program. ESS is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment within the department, college, and university.

To apply and view a full position announcement, please visit:
https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/97651 by January 30, 2022, for full consideration.

For questions regarding this position please contact the search chair: Dr. Stephen Ogle: Stephen.Ogle@Colostate.edu

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology – Climate Justice

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability is accepting application for an Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology – Climate Justice.

We seek to hire a scientist who specializes in understanding the interactions of human and environmental systems with a view toward advancing the goals of sustainable development and the necessary socio-environmental and political changes required in the 21st century and beyond. We aim for a scientist with expertise in decision making, fostering learning, collaboration, and systems (both environmental and socio-political and economic) transformations. The person that fills this position should excel at advancing scientific understanding of human-environment systems; improving linkages between research and policy communities; and building capacity for linking knowledge with action to promote sustainability. We will seek applications from candidates who can bring together quantitative and qualitative skills with transdisciplinary research approach who have developed tools and techniques to help transform society towards sustainable and equitable future and who have demonstrated understanding of how socio-economic factors both constrain and provide opportunities to enhance the sustainability of social-ecological systems across multiple spatial and temporal scales.

To apply and view a full position announcement, please visit: ttps://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/97851 by January 30, 2022, for full consideration.

For questions regarding this position please contact the search chair: Dr. Ed Hall: Ed.Hall@Colostate.edu

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Student Opportunities

The Bowser Lab is seeking students interested in pollinator research in the United States National Parks. In conjunction with the National Park Service (NPS), the Bowser Lab is developing a pollinator protocol to implement across 40+ parks. This project has opportunities for student researchers as well as summer field work positions within the parks.

The lab intends to hire two new graduate students (masters-level) as part of the Ecosystem Sustainability program, or the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. This position begins May 2022 (i.e., students are expected to participate in the summer field season). This is a paid position (tuition plus a semester stipend). Colorado State University expects students to pay fees during the academic year.

The lab is also seeking (at least) six students interested in summer research opportunities (Pollinator Hotshots). This is a 12-week time commitment that begins late May and ends mid-August. This position is open to undergraduate students or recent graduates.

For both position types, we are seeking students that are positive, willing to be challenged, willing to lead and participate within multidisciplinary/multicultural teams, a strong communicator, and one who is open and inclusive to all backgrounds and ideas. Maintaining flexibility is also key!! This is a HEAVY field-based position. Travel to remote areas and camping are required. NO camping or research experience required, and NO prior equipment is needed. This project will work in urban parks and wild parks– the connection across these special places is our love and passion for science!

If you are interested in the Ecosystem Sustainability Masters program, please see here. If you are interested in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology Masters program, please see here. Dr. Bowser advises students in both programs. For those interested in the Pollinator Hotshot opportunity, please see details on the lab website. Applications will open January 1, 2022.