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Fort Collins, CO, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


POSITION: The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University is seeking applications and nominations for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in Natural Resource Biometry and Mensuration. Applications from those interested in the development, teaching, and use of innovative sampling and statistical methods to inform natural resource inventory, monitoring, planning, and management are especially encouraged to apply. We seek scholars who will develop an internationally recognized, innovative, independent, and extramurally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Individuals with interest and expertise in one or more of the following:
  1. The application of statistical methods such as Spatial, Bayesian, Imputation, and/or Computation Statistics to support vegetation management including silvicultural practices, climate adaptation, and/or fire mitigation, control, and restoration.
  2. Innovative measurement platforms including satellite, manned and unmanned aerial and terrestrial systems to quantify and monitor trends in selected characteristics of forests and/or rangelands, including vegetative structure and biodiversity, biomass accumulation, and carbon.
  3. Modeling and estimation, including error/uncertainty, of important biophysical and social attributes associated with ecosystem goods and services, resilient social-ecological systems, and sustainability.
In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to exhibit leadership in, and passion for, teaching and contributing to undergraduate and graduate programs in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department. Applicants should clearly demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the department, college, and the university.

The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship is housed within the Warner College of Natural Resources, which is home to five academic departments and several centers and institutes such as the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, the Colorado State Forest Service, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, the Geospatial Centroid, and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. These programs, institutes, and centers provide a foundation for research, education, and outreach. Linkages across departments and colleges, and with federal and state land managers and research centers, form a broader interdisciplinary foundation for increased impact. Strong relationships and partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies foster significant applied research opportunities for the successful candidate. We expect the incumbent to foster opportunities for our students to become future leaders in the stewardship of forests and rangelands throughout the world.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach, conduct research, and contribute to the outreach and service of the institution and the professions we serve.
  • In research, we expect the incumbent to conduct an extramurally funded and innovative research program (50%) focused on the development and use of innovative sampling and statistical methods to inform forest and /or rangeland inventory, monitoring, planning and management.
  • Teaching responsibilities (40%) will include instruction of undergraduate vegetation biometry and sampling design, and a graduate course in the department on a topic related to their field of study.
  • Service and outreach effort (10%) is also required and includes service to the department, college, and university, to academic peers, and to professional societies.



  • Earned Ph.D., in Forestry, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Applied Statistics or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in forest or rangeland biometry or measurement.


  • Demonstrated potential to develop an externally funded research program that advances forest and/or rangeland management through the development and application of innovative statistical or sampling methods.
  • Demonstrated potential to sustain an excellent publication record.
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated potential to successfully engage in outreach to managers, landowners, rights holders, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

SALARY:  $70,000 - 75,000 Commensurate with education and experience.



To apply, submit application materials online to by February 17, 2023 for full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Transcripts
  4. Statements of research, outreach, & teaching interests uploaded to the ‘other’ field

After notifying semifinalist candidates, application materials of the semifinalists, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

Questions concerning position contact our Search Committee Chair: Chad Hoffman,


The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University is interdisciplinary with programs of emphasis in forestry, fire science, fire management, natural resource policy/planning, rangeland ecology, and restoration ecology. The Department’s faculty support the Warner College of Natural Resources and the University in fulfilling the Land Grant Mission in these programmatic areas. The Department offers undergraduate majors in Forestry, Rangeland Ecology, and Natural Resources Management in addition to master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. Faculty in the Department take advantage of great opportunities for collaboration across campus with faculty in a wide variety of programs, colleges and departments.  Additional information about the department can be accessed at

The city of Fort Collins is situated along the beautiful Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.  In addition to CSU, major employers in the community are Hewlett-Packard, LSI Logic, Intel, Agilent Technologies, Advanced Energy, Kodak, Anheuser-Busch, and Poudre Valley Hospital.  Numerous state and federal research agencies in Fort Collins contribute to the intellectual environment of the university and provide the successful candidate additional local collaborators.  These include the Colorado State Forest Service, US Forest Service – Rocky Mountain Research Station, US Forest Service – Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest/Pawnee National Grasslands, National Wildlife Research Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, National Park Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Bureau of Land Management.  The University of Colorado in Boulder, Northern Colorado University in Greeley, University of Denver, and the University of Wyoming in Laramie, are all within a one-hour drive.  In addition to the many and varied cultural activities sponsored by the University, the community offers a center for performing arts, a symphony orchestra, repertory theater, choral society, and dance company.  The city operates numerous indoor and outdoor pools, several ice rinks, five public golf courses, and sponsors a wide variety of leisure-time activities.  Rocky Mountain National Park, Pawnee National Grasslands and Roosevelt National Forest are within 30 miles of Fort Collins.  Finally, Fort Collins is consistently identified as one of the best cities in the US to live in by various national media.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67281680
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
  • Position Title: Natural Resource Biometry and Mensuration Assistant Professor
  • Industry: Forestry/Natural Resources Academia
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Salary: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
Education / Teaching / Administration
Fort Collins , CO , US

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