Position Announcement: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental Sociology


Assistant Professor, tenure track, entry-level, nine-month position beginning August 15, 2013. Competitive salary. The Department offers undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The successful candidate must be able to contribute across these program areas.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Sociology or related social science by August 15, 2013 and the ability to teach a combination of courses related to sociology and environmental and natural resource sociology.

Preferred Qualifications

The Department seeks an individual who specializes in environmental and/or natural resource sociology and can teach a combination of courses in sociology and environmental/natural resource sociology. The candidate should demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach a large section of lower division introductory sociology or social problems. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research record and agenda in environmental and natural resource sociology. Experience and interest in teaching courses that contribute to our undergraduate concentration in Environmental Sociology would strengthen the candidate’s application. All department faculty are expected to participate in instruction, to develop a program of research and publication, to be engaged in the graduate program and to be active in service.

In addition to exhibiting expertise in environmental and natural resource sociology, candidates who demonstrate an ability to contribute to other departmental areas of strength are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are sought who can work effectively and collegially with a professionally diverse faculty and in an interdisciplinary university setting.

The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities


The Department consists of fourteen tenured and tenure-track faculty and offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers concentrations in General Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Environmental Sociology. At the graduate level, which includes a focus on Social Change, departmental areas of strength include Environment and Natural Resources; Food, Agriculture, and Development; Crime, Law, and Deviance; and Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance. The department supports three research centers: the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice, the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, and the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade. There are more than 500 undergraduate majors and about 40 active graduate students.

Fort Collins

Fort Collins is located at the northern end of Colorado’s Front Range. The view west of campus is of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern view is of the high plains. The climate is semi-arid with an annual precipitation of about 13 inches and an annual average of 300+ days of sunshine. With a population of 144,000, Fort Collins is located 65 miles north of Denver. This is a community recognized for the high quality of its schools and its physical and cultural environment.


Applications and nominations will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit complete applications by September 28, 2012 for full consideration. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, of semifinalist candidates will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Sociology. Interested candidates should send as email attachments (1) a letter of interest outlining research agenda and teaching interests, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) if available, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi and teaching evaluations), and (4) three letters of reference to:

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