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Tenure-Track Faculty in Environment & Sustainability

Western Colorado University
Job Location:
Gunnison, Colorado
Environmental Science, Ecology, and Forestry
Salary: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 Annually

The Clark School of Environment & Sustainability at Western Colorado University invites applicants for a tenure-track, full time, faculty position connecting the fields of climate action planning and environmental justice to prepare students for sustainability careers.

Information about the Clark School of ENVS can be found at .

Responsibilities include coordinating the Climate Action Planning emphasis; teaching up to 24 annual credits of undergraduate courses (depending on leadership roles); advising and recruiting students, general service to initiatives across campus; and building the program through recruiting, mentorship, and career placement for students the 140-student undergraduate Environment & Sustainability program. Successful candidates will be well suited to teach courses on climate policy, climate action planning, and/or quantitative skills. Candidates able to contribute to students' career readiness by developing an internship program that connects students to climate policy and action planning professions and to organizations like and including those in the School'snetwork are especially encouraged to apply.


Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or related field required before July 1, 2022. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to:
  • community-based pedagogy,
  • interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem-solving,
  • experiential and professional education,
  • classroom, online, and blended learning,
  • excellence in teaching and mentoring.
We actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to greater inclusivity of those underrepresented in the field. Western Colorado University takes a firm and unyielding stance in support of diversity, inclusivity, scientific inquiry and creative expression. Please also read more about Western's commitment to diversity and inclusivity at

Additional Application Information:

SALARY/BENEFITS: This is a 9-month commitment, with a salary of $50,000-$55,000. Candidates interested in teaching and mentoring inClark School graduate programs fora 12-month commitment have a possibility of increasing the salary by $15,000. Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan and life and health insurance. After one year of employment, dependents qualify for tuition waivers to attend Western.

START DATE: July 2022

APPLICATION: To apply, please go and use our online application. (Scroll up the page and select the "Apply" link.) Required attachments to online application include a letter of application outlining applicant's interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

The committee will request letters of recommendation as needed.

Please refer all questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John

Screening of applications will begin January 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Western is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts and sciences and professional training as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility that values experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see ourdiversity statement, and ourDEII Committee charge. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round recreational opportunities. Professionals have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit to learn more about Western.

Western Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.
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