Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
10 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University is seeking an Assistant Professor in the area of environmental and resource economics. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental and natural resource economics.
The incumbent will advise undergraduate and graduate students, as well as participate in service activities in the Department, University, and profession.

Inspired by our land-grant heritage we are committed to setting the standard for public higher education in teaching, research, and service for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world. Applicants should be enthusiastic about developing a nationally and internationally recognized research program in environmental and natural resource economics and willing to collaborate within the Department, College, across the University and with government agencies.

The initial nine-month appointment will have responsibilities weighted 50% research, 40% teaching (2-3 semester courses each academic year), and 10% service.

Required Job Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in applied economics or related field completed by August 16, 2017.
  • Specialization in environmental or natural resource economics.
  • Command of the theory and methods in the field of environmental and natural resource economics including at least one of the following: a) non-market valuation, b) program/policy evaluation, c) tourism and recreation economics, d) modelling environmental systems, and e) epidemiological dimensions of environmental economics.
  • Demonstrated ability or interest in teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Ability and interest to participate in teaching, research and outreach relevant to Colorado resource issues such as land use, forestry, minerals, energy, water, recreation, tourism and wildlife.
  • Evidence of ability and commitment to pursue contract and grant funding.
  • Strong communication skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Facility with quantitative methods in environmental economics, including non-market valuation and benefit-cost analysis, and their application to real-world economic decisions and policies.
  • Ability to disseminate research results to local and national stakeholders, and academic audiences.
  • Ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflecting Departmental and institutional values.
  • Ability to teach courses from the Department’s offerings in environmental and resource economics, specifically the areas of valuation, tourism, and recreation economics.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please submit the following required materials by our full consideration deadline of 11/04/2016.

  • Cover letter addressing required and desired qualifications;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Job market paper (under “writing samples”);
  • One-page research statement (5-year time horizon) (under “Statement of Research Philosophy”);
  • Evidence of teaching ability (under “other”);
  • Transcripts for all graduate study (unofficial acceptable); and
  • Contact information for three references who will be solicited via email to upload their letter of reference to the system upon submission of your application.

Background Check Policy Statement

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.

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 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.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact

Chris Goemans; 970-491-7261

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Research in areas relevant to Colorado resource issues such as land use, forestry, minerals, energy, water, recreation, tourism and wildlife.

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Teach 2.5 courses per year, mentor undergraduate students and advise graduate students.

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Department, College, and professional committees.

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