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COLORADO COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL SCIENCE: Colorado College seeks a social scientist with expertise in environmental sustainability for a tenure-track position in our interdisciplinary Environmental Program, to begin fall 2015. We are seeking candidates with expertise in human-environment interactions and socio-ecological systems, and who integrate economic perspectives into their teaching and research.  Candidates who specialize in ecological economics, natural resource economics, ecosystem services, natural capital, systems dynamics, or the social and economic dimensions of climate change and climate adaptation are encouraged to apply.

Teaching areas will include sustainability/sustainable development, ecological economics, environmental management, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The new faculty member will be a key contributor to our Environmental Policy major, as well as to the interdisciplinary Environmental Science major. Colorado College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who contribute to that goal, including women and minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply, and to identify relevant strengths or experiences. 

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. Applicants must be committed to high quality, innovative undergraduate teaching. Colorado College uses the Block Plan, an intensive teaching schedule in which professors teach and students take only one course at a time for 3.5 weeks. The Block Plan lends itself to field and project-based teaching, and support for field trips and community-based learning projects is available through the Environmental Program. 

A PhD in a relevant field (e.g., ecological economics, environmental economics, natural resource management) is required by the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation electronically on the Colorado College Employment Career Site: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/. Application materials should be received by October 15, 2014.  Phone interviews will take place in November, with campus interviews to follow.  

Colorado College is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colorado College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

OPENING IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS/ASIA: The Department of Political Science at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level.  The successful candidate will teach departmental offerings in Comparative Politics with a focus on East Asia, and teach one of the sections of the introductory courses for Comparative Politics. We are open to approach or specialization but the successful candidate must be able to teach courses on Chinese politics. Secondarily, we seek the ability to teach courses on Chinese foreign policy and welcome additional offerings on East or South Asia. The crucial elements that we seek are a candidate’s commitment to, and potential for, excellence in teaching and in scholarly research. Colorado College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can identify the ways in which their experience might contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply. The College has a unique academic system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time.  Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks.  Formally, faculty are expected to teach six blocks a year, but professors may apply for a limited number of release blocks to pursue scholarly projects. All requirements for the Ph.D. should be completed by the starting date of September 1, 2015; if not, the initial appointment will be at the level of Instructor. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts from college and graduate school, and three letters of recommendation to: Asian Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903. Application deadline: September 26, 2014.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.  Position open until filled.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS 

OPENING IN BUSINESS:  The Economics and Business Department at Colorado College, a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, seeks to fill a tenure-track position in economics and business preferably at the assistant professor level, but perhaps at the associate or full professor level, depending on experience.  Salary will be competitive with other liberal arts economics faculty positions.  The department offers a major in Economics with electives in all functional areas of business.  A successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD or DBA in a Business or Management discipline.  An AACSB-accredited MBA strongly preferred.  A PhD in other fields may be considered.
  • Willingness to teach one or two sections of introductory financial accounting each year.
  • Ability to teach across a broad range of courses such as: Entrepreneurship, Management, Strategy, Business and Society, Marketing, Managerial Accounting, Investments, Finance, International Business, Research Methods.

Preference may be given to those with an ability to teach in and contribute to one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary or international programs. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Colorado College is distinctive for its modular “Block Plan” calendar.  The academic year is divided into eight 3-1/2 week blocks and department faculty teach five courses per year plus supervision of senior thesis students. 

During each block, students take and faculty teach one course at a time, with a maximum enrollment of 25 students per class.  The college’s unique academic calendar supports experiential learning opportunities such as field trips and service learning, and lends itself to other innovative teaching and learning pedagogies.  Student assistance is available to support teaching and research, and the college generously funds faculty scholarship and conference attendance.  The department also supports business education with programmatic funding for executives-in-residence, visiting instructors, lecturers, field trips, and other activities that keep business at the forefront.  In addition, funding is available at the department, divisional, and college levels to support summer research, and several endowed chairs provide course release for deserving faculty.

The college is located in the heart of Colorado Springs, a beautiful, dynamic city located at the foot of Pikes Peak.  The city and surrounding region offer excellent schools, a diversified economy, unparalleled recreational opportunities, and an outstanding climate.  The headquarters of the Center for Creative Leadership is located in Colorado Springs. 

To apply for this position, create your application at http://employment.coloradocollege.edu

Applications must include a cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability, research statement, sample of research, graduate and undergraduate school transcripts, and contact information (email addresses are sufficient) for a minimum of three references. 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Additional information about Colorado College and the Department of Economics and Business is available at http://www.ColoradoCollege.edu.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  The Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices. 

RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES PROGRAM

The Colorado College Race and Ethnic Studies Program seeks an experienced scholar and teacher currently at the advanced assistant, associate, or full rank to guide the program through an exciting period of unprecedented growth as a Thematic Minor. While discipline and area of research are open, the successful candidate will have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research and will be willing to teach both introductory and advanced courses that focus on the comparative study of racialization and diasporas and their social, cultural, and political effects. If hired at the associate or full level the successful candidate will be expected to serve as director of the program after tenure and to further develop a curriculum and campus presence that are focused on issues of race, ethnicity, and migrations in the context of a liberal arts education for the 21st century. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply, identifying experiences that will add to that diversity.

 The Race and Ethnic Studies Mission Statement can be viewed online at http://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/raceandethnicstudies/about/ 

The successful candidate will also be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research program. We are especially interested in candidates who can connect their scholarly interests to communities beyond the College campus and who are dedicated to increasing the diversity of the curriculum, faculty, and student body. 

The Colorado College calendar, called the Block Plan, is a unique academic system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks; faculty teach six blocks per year. The intensive modular schedule is well suited to in-depth faculty-student interactions, including research collaborations.

To be considered for the position, applicants must be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank at another institution by the August 2014 start date.  Please include the following materials in your application: Cover Letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Agenda, and one writing sample from an already published piece.  Deadline for application is November 15.  Please feel free to call the Director of Race and Ethnic Studies, Claire Oberon Garcia (719.389.6510), if you have any questions or would like more information about the position.

Equal Employment Employer: The Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices. Colorado College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.