Career Opportunities with ESS

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability in the Warner College of Natural Resources is committed to inclusion in our instruction, research, service, and outreach. Warner College and ESS members hold themselves accountable for fostering a college community rooted in inclusive mindedness.  Warner and ESS students, faculty, and staff uphold and embrace CSU’s principles of community: respect, inclusion, integrity, social justice and service.  Everyone is welcomed. The Warner and ESS communities recognize the disparities that exist within the field of natural resources and therefore call on individuals whose passions and work align with our college’s effort to make change. Warner College and ESS supports an environment where identities, cultures, experiences, and ideas are recognized, valued, and appreciated.

Faculty/Staff Opportunities

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability is hiring an Assistant Professor in Watershed Sustainability.

A new assistant professor in watershed sustainability would be expected to have demonstrated excellence to address issues around freshwater systems in ways that connect society and ecosystem and/or watershed functions. This work should inform efforts to ensure sustainable and equitable access to clean water both in the present and under future climate conditions, and could include, watershed sustainability, water markets and economics, water governance, water law and policy, environmental justice, and urban water systems. The successful candidate will contribute to existing courses in the online graduate water certificate (water resource development, water law for non-lawyers), add water sustainability content to the senior-level capstone class in the Watershed Science and Sustainability majors, and co-develop new courses related to sustainability for the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs focused on ecosystems, water, and food system sustainability.

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The application deadline has been extended to March 12th!


Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates. Language and details can be accessed on Human Resources’ background check webpage. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

Student Opportunities

We do not have any open positions at this time.