JOB – Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies


The University of Colorado-Boulder seeks a distinguished scholar or scholar/practitioner with demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or professional activity to serve as the first Colorado Chair in Environmental Studies. An appointment with tenure at the Professor level is anticipated, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will be considered. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to research and education in environmental studies and will contribute expertise and leadership to our thriving undergraduate and graduate programs.  

A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in disciplines related to environmental studies, and a record of outstanding accomplishments related to environmental studies, are required. Candidates must possess a distinguished record of scholarly or professional activity and evidence of current scholarly or professional activity, and clear indication of strong leadership skills.

The Environmental Studies program at CU-Boulder is a dynamic, internationally recognized program with a dedicated core faculty, 55 graduate students, and over 900 undergraduate majors ( Current areas of emphasis include energy, environmental politics and policy, climate dynamics, biogeochemistry, resource economics, environmental ethics, environmental science, natural resources, and sustainability. Applicants from these fields as well as other areas within environmental studies, broadly defined, are encouraged to apply. Faculty and students actively partner in research with scholars from CU centers and institutes, including the Institute for Behavioral Sciences, CIRES, INSTAAR, Center of the American West, and Center for Values and Social Policy; as well as with scholars from other organizations near Boulder such as NOAA, NCAR, NREL, NEON, and USGS.

Consideration of applications will begin on October 1, 2011 and will continue until the appointment is made. Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on interdisciplinary activity, and complete contact information for at least three referees to, posting # 813196. Potential candidates seeking additional information, or those wishing to submit nominations, may contact the Search Committee Chair at The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (303) 492-1334.

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