Colorado Mesa UniversityAssistant/Associate Professor in Environmental Science and Technology

SUMMARY: The successful applicant will focus on the science of sustainability within Environmental Science using an applied, systems approach. This person will join a growing and energetic department focused on quality undergraduate teaching, advising and mentoring. The Environmental Science and Technology program emphasizes the science, sustainability, management and restoration of natural resources and systems. Responsibilities include teaching 12 credits/semester, offering undergraduate research opportunities, actively participating in campus service, and student advising. Teaching responsibilities may include lower-division introductory courses in environmental science and systems thinking, as well as upper-division courses that focus on the sustainability of the built environment, such as renewable energy, sustainable building, climate change adaptation and mitigation and/or other courses in the incumbent's specialty. Teaching may involve online, hybrid and/or distance delivery modalities. For more information, visit the department website at REQUIRED 

Ph.D. in Environmental Science or closely related discipline from an accredited institution by summer 2017, 	enthusiasm for working with undergraduates, •	effective communication skills. 
PREFERRED:	•	significant higher education teaching experience,	•	a demonstrated commitment to high-quality undergraduate environmental science education,	•	experience teaching and researching using a systems-based approach within environmental science,	•	a commitment to engaging in research activities with undergraduate students,	•	the ability to teach courses and/or labs in systems thinking, renewable energy, sustainable building, climate adaptation and/or other courses that involve the built environment. Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education. 

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 2017.

SALARY and BENEFITS: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package. Recreational opportunities abound year-round in the area, including some of the finest kayaking, skiing, mountain biking, hiking and fishing in the country. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by January 9, 2017.

APPLICATION: Please submit •	a cover letter and CV describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position,	•	unofficial transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts required upon hire), •	a teaching/research statement (including teaching interests and experience, a list of courses that you are qualified to teach, and how your research and teaching interests intersect), •	evidence of excellence in teaching (which should include samples of activities, exercises, or labs on a topic of your choice), •	the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, one of whom is a current or previous supervisor, whom we may contact, •	the following completed forms: ?	Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript	?	Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form	?	Voluntary Affirmative Action form. For full ad and hot to apply"> Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.Pos#286#1828 - See more at: