Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University
Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 09:37 AM

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, specializing in Natural Resource Tourism

LOCATION:  Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR), Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1480, (970) 491-6591

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track 9-month appointment

The Department of HDNR seeks a dynamic and innovative individual with an expertise in tourism planning, tourism impacts, tourism as a conservation development tool or related topics. The successful applicant will conduct research in areas such as park and protected area visitor management, livelihoods and sustainable tourism development, international and cross-cultural tourism studies, tourism behavior analysis, or other areas related to this position. This person will contribute to teaching in the natural resource-based tourism programs. These include the Department’s undergraduate Natural Resource Tourism program as well as the innovative Master of Tourism Management program, Ski-Area Management graduate certificate, and Adventure Tourism graduate certificate. These programs provide undergraduate and graduate instruction for on-campus and distance learners throughout the world.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Required: 1) Completed PhD in Human  Dimensions of Natural Resources or related field by anticipated start date of August 16, 2019, and 2) At least one advanced degree in an area related to travel and tourism, business management, and social science applications to conservation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants with: 1) Demonstrated or potential for excellence in classroom teaching in areas related to this position; 2) Demonstrated or potential for excellence in the development and administration of on-line courses in areas related to this position; and 3) Demonstrated or potential for excellence in conducting a program of research and outreach in areas related to this position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Teach undergraduate level on-campus and distance courses in the Natural Resource Tourism program; 2) Teach graduate level on-campus and distance courses in the Master of Tourism Management program and the graduate certificate programs; 3) Work with Department personnel in the continued planning and development of undergraduate and graduate level tourism management curricula; 4) Conduct a successful program of research in areas related to this position; 5) Advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and objectives.

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Salary Range commensurate with qualifications and experience. Sick leave per University policy, group health, life, dental, disability, and retirement benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration, send curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching philosophies, names and contact information for four academic and/or industry professionals able to provide references for your qualifications for this position, and a statement of interest (in the form of an application letter) that describes, in detail, your interest and expertise regarding the qualifications and criteria for this position. Submit application materials to:

For full consideration applications should be submitted by December 3, 2018.  Application materials of finalists will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the HDNR Department. The position will begin August 16, 2019.

Direct questions to Dr. Alan Bright, search chair: [email protected]

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.