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COLORADO COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

Visiting Faculty Opportunity

Ecological Economics, Environmental/Natural Resource Economics, Sustainability

The Environmental Program at Colorado College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in ecological economics, environmental/natural resource economics, sustainability, sustainable development, or a related field, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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.  Funds and logistical support for field trips and community-based learning projects are available through the Environmental Program. 

The faculty visitor will teach five regular courses within the 8-block academic year: sustainable development (two sections); ecological economics and sustainability; and two additional courses, including a topics course in the visitor’s area of specialization.  In addition, the faculty visitor will assist in supervising senior theses and senior research projects related to his or her areas of expertise; thesis and research supervision will constitute a sixth “course,” although such advising is distributed over the academic year.

Appointment will be at the assistant professor level for candidates holding a PhD; ABDs are appointed as visiting lecturers. The PhD or ABD is a requirement for employment. 

Visiting faculty are eligible for travel support to an academic conference and can apply for additional research funds during the academic year.

Colorado College is committed to increasing diversity of the community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (to include a discussion of the candidate’s qualifications to teach the requested courses), and names and contact information of three referees in a single pdf by email to Prof. Marion Hourdequin, Environmental Program Director at marion.hourdequin@coloradocollege.edu. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the search will remain open until the visiting position is filled.  For fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit materials by April 15.

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.

VISITING FACULTY POSITION, COLORADO COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM: 

The Environmental Program at Colorado College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in ecological economics, environmental/natural resource economics, sustainability, sustainable development, or a related field, for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants should hold a PhD or be close to completion of the doctoral degree (ABD). The faculty visitor will teach five regular courses within the 8-block academic year, including sustainable development (two sections); ecological economics and sustainability; plus two additional courses, including a topics course in the visitor’s area of specialization.  The visitor also will assist in supervision of senior theses and student research projects. Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the Colorado College community. Candidates who contribute to that goal, including women and minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (to include a discussion of the candidate’s qualifications to teach the requested courses), and names and contact information of three referees in a single pdf by email to Prof. Marion Hourdequin, Environmental Program Director at marion.hourdequin@coloradocollege.edu.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, submit materials no later than April 15.

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 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. 

All application materials should be received by no later than June 30, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The department also intends to have representatives at the Academy of Management meetings in Philadelphia, PA in August 2014 for the purpose of meeting candidates, provided the position remains open.

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.

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Assistant Professor in American Politics and Government

The Department of Political Science of Colorado College invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to teach in the American politics subfield. We seek a candidate who specializes in public policy—but welcome additional interests in Congress, the environment, race and ethnicity, and/or social movements. The successful candidate will teach American Politics and Government, a course currently called Public Policy Making, and other courses of interest to the candidate. The department will look for a strong commitment to, and potential for, both research and teaching.

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the 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. The standard faculty load is six blocks per year, with a maximum of 25 students per course.

All requirements for the Ph.D. should be completed by the starting date of September 1, 2014. 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 create your application on-line, go to: (to be announced). 

EQUAL 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.

Position open until filled. 

Link to the Colorado College Employment Career Site to begin the electronic application process here. 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in Fall 2014. Applicants should have expertise in micro-sociology, especially symbolic interaction. Other areas of specialization are open.

Requirements for the Ph.D. should be completed or nearing completion by the time of appointment. Candidates’ applications should include a letter of interest describing teaching philosophy and research interests, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. . Review of all applications will begin October 1, 2013.

Colorado College is a private, undergraduate liberal arts institution that stresses excellence in teaching. On our modular schedule we teach the equivalent of semester-long courses one at a time for a period of three and one-half weeks.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The 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.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.

Review of all applications will begin October 1, 2013.

Link to the Colorado College Employment Career Site to begin the electronic application process here. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Colorado College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, 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.
For more information about Colorado College, see  http://www.coloradocollege.edu.

Department of Art

The Colorado College Art Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Photography at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the fall of 2014.

We seek an exceptional artist and teacher with expertise in photography (broadly understood) to teach both darkroom and digital processes, and with teaching interests in one or more of the following: video, new media, installation, other non-traditional art forms, and/or history of photography.  In our studio program, which is focused on object-making, the faculty member will teach six courses per year.  These include two courses at the foundations level (2-D or 3-D design, drawing) and two intermediate courses in a traditional wet darkroom setting and in our state-of-the-art digital media lab, as well as supervising senior capstone projects.  We are seeking a colleague who will develop existing programs in wet photography while creating links with digital practices.  There will be opportunities to develop new courses in areas of interest and to participate in Colorado College’s interdisciplinary New Media program. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include advising of students and service on department and college committees.  The Art Department is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community; candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their particular strengths or experiences. 

MFA by the time of appointment required.  A strong working knowledge of traditional darkroom processes, software applications and digital hardware is essential.  Candidates should have an exhibition record that demonstrates potential for future professional development.  A successful candidate will have proven achievements as an educator, a tangible commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching, as well as an understanding of the place of studio art in a joint studio and art history program.  Evidence of engaged and innovative teaching desired. Interdisciplinary interests are a plus.

Colorado College is a private liberal arts institution with a history of innovative, intensive, and interdisciplinary teaching. See our website for further information on our teaching program:   http://www.coloradocollege.edu/basics/blockplan/

The following materials are required via online submission to http://coloradocollegeart.slideroom.com

  • Letter of Application (cover letter), explaining teaching approach, experience and studio work in detail
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Artist Statement
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Portfolio of Candidate’s Artwork:  20 still images (include title, media, and date) and, if appropriate, up to 2 additional time-based artworks (such as video)
  • Sample Syllabi (all syllabi should be uploaded as one document)
  • Official transcripts (all transcripts should be uploaded as one document)
  • Three References (names, email addresses, and phone number for references).  At least two of these referees should specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience and ability.  SlideRoom will contact the references directly. 

All applications are received via SlideRoom.  Incomplete or incorrectly formatted applications will not be considered.  If technical assistance is required, please contact support@slideroom.comDeadline for receipt of applications is December 15, 2013.

The 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.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Colorado College announces a tenure track Assistant Professor of Computer Science position, beginning fall 2014.  A PhD in computer science or related field is required.  We will consider candidates in any area of computer science. Applicants must be able to teach a wide range of courses across the computer science curriculum, and the ability to teach some courses in statistics or mathematics would be welcome.  Review of completed applicant files will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Colorado College is a leading national liberal arts college with about 2000 undergraduates and an innovative “Block Plan” academic calendar.  The college is dedicated to greater diversity among its faculty, students, and curriculum.  Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in contributing to these diversity goals.  

A successful candidate must exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and for contributing to the department’s scholarly activities, both through their own research and by supervising student projects.  The application should include a cover letter, statements describing both your approach to teaching and your research program, a curriculum vita, graduate school transcripts and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching ability). The department plans to begin phone interviews with select candidates in December, and invite top candidates for on-campus interviews in January and February.  Our online application process can be initiated at https://employment.coloradocollege.edu on or after September 15, 2013. 

Equal 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.

 

Department of Chemistry

COLORADO COLLEGE seeks a PhD TENURE-TRACK BIOORGANIC CHEMIST to start fall 2014 at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in organic chemistry and bioorganic or biochemistry is required.  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.

Colorado College is a private liberal arts institution in Colorado Springs located at the foot of Pikes Peak. The College has a student body of approximately 2000. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduates 15-20 majors per year. Approximately 500 students per year take the general chemistry and organic chemistry courses.

The primary teaching responsibility for this position is teaching introductory organic (CH250 and CH251), bioorganic (a new course to be developed) and biochemistry (CH382). Opportunities to teach advanced courses in these fields or in interdisciplinary studies are also available.

Successful candidates must exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and for contributing to the department’s scholarly activities, both through their own research and by supervising student projects. Major equipment available includes a Varian 400 MHz NMR, an Agilent 7890A GC-MS, a Thermo-Nicolet 6700 FTIR, a PTI spectrofluorimeter and a PANalytical X’pert XRD. Startup funds are provided, and internal seed money is available for research supplies and student stipends. A grants specialist is available to help obtain outside funding.

Application is electronic at (Colorado College Employment Career Site) and it requires a letter of interest, CV, your teaching philosophy, research plan, college and graduate school transcripts and three letters of recommendation.  Apply by September 30th, 2013. Hardcopies of official transcripts will be requested from finalists.

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.  http://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/chemistry

Department of Chemistry

COLORADO COLLEGE seeks a PhD TENURE-TRACK INORGANIC CHEMIST to start fall 2014 at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in inorganic chemistry is required.  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.

Colorado College is a private liberal arts institution in Colorado Springs located at the foot of Pikes Peak. The College has a student body of approximately 2000. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduates 15-20 majors per year.

The primary teaching responsibility for this position is teaching of general chemistry I and II (CH 107 and CH 108) and primary oversight of the inorganic chemistry series.  These include the core foundational and advanced inorganic chemistry courses (CH 275 and CH 475).  Opportunities to teach other courses in this field or in interdisciplinary studies are also available.  

Successful candidates must exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and for contributing to the department’s scholarly activities, both through their own research and by supervising student projects.  Major equipment available includes a Varian 400 MHz NMR, IS-SS40 SEM with Oxford 5565 EDX, Thermo-Nicolet 6700 FTIR, PTI Spectrofluorimeter, Thermo ICP, Philips PANalytical Epsilon 5 XRF and a PANalytical X’pert XRD.  Startup funds are provided, and internal seed money is available for research supplies and student stipends. A grants specialist is available to help obtain outside funding.

Application is electronic at (Colorado College Employment Career Site) and it requires a letter of interest, CV, your teaching philosophy, research plan, college and graduate school transcripts and three letters of recommendation.  Apply by September 6th, 2013. Hardcopies of official transcripts will be requested from finalists.

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. http://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/chemistry  

DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN, RUSSIAN, AND EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES

The Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages of the Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in German Language and Culture to commence in early September 2014. Area of specialization is open but should include the ability to help expand and reinvigorate our German Studies program by making connections to at least one area beyond German itself, such as philosophy, feminist theory, queer theory, art history, music, performance studies, history, film, etc.

The successful candidate must exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and supervising student research (including the teaching of all levels of German language), evidence of active and ongoing scholarship, and a commitment to building up the German Program, including support for study abroad.

Colorado College actively promotes a dynamic environment in which students and employees of different perspectives and cultural backgrounds learn and work in an intellectually and socially enriching environment. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The 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.

Applicants should submit an initial letter of application (including statements on teaching and scholarship) and a CV through MLA/Interfolio on https://apply.interfolio.com/22321 by November 10, 2013. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. A select group of candidates will then be invited for interview at the MLA convention in Chicago.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in our interdisciplinary Environmental Program, to begin Fall 2014. We seek a broadly-trained environmental scientist enthusiastic about working in a liberal arts college setting and taking advantage of the experiential learning opportunities offered by Colorado College’s unique block plan. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the Colorado College community. Candidates who contribute to that goal, including women and minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply, and to identify relevant strengths or experiences. The ideal candidate will teach introduction to global climate change, along with interdisciplinary courses on energy and thermodynamics, environmental biogeochemistry, and an advanced offering in the candidate’s specialty. Collaborative research with undergraduate students is highly valued, and the successful candidate will supervise senior theses and independent projects in conjunction with the development of their own research program. A PhD in a field related to environmental science is expected by the time of appointment. Submit 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 December 15, 2013.  Phone interviews will take place in mid-January, with campus interviews to follow. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.