[unav_all] Department Head Opening

Derek derek.schutt at colostate.edu
Fri Dec 14 10:07:10 MST 2012

Dear Colleagues,

I encourage you to consider the following position opening for a new department head.    I'd also note that Fort Collins, Colorado is a great place to live.    Please pass this around to anyone that might be interested.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Derek Schutt

Position Announcement
Head, Department of Geosciences
Colorado State University

The Department Head is the administrative and academic leader of the Department of Geosciences within the Warner College of Natural Resources. The Department Head is primarily responsible for leadership and administration of teaching, research, and service activities of departmental personnel. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment.

The Department of Geosciences is one of five academic departments in the Warner College of Natural Resources. The other departments include Forest and Rangeland Stewardship; Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. General information about the Warner College of Natural Resources and departments can be accessed at http://www.warnercnr.colostate.edu.

The Department has 12 tenure-track faculty. Recognized expertise includes fluvial geomorphology, isotope and sedimentary geochemistry, sedimentology, mineral deposits, geophysics, seismology, structural geology, tectonics, hydrogeology, and petrology. The Department offers an undergraduate major in Geology, with concentrations in geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, environmental geology, as well as a M.S. degree in Geosciences and a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences. Faculty members may also direct graduate students for degrees in the interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE). Student growth has been significant, and the Department currently has in excess of 140 undergraduate majors and 66 graduate students.

Mission: The mission of the Department of Geosciences is to achieve excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach. Our curriculum prepares students for careers in geosciences, including basic and applied research, and the management of geological resources, hence providing a comprehensive approach to the study of geosciences. Research, service, and outreach activities emphasize physical and chemical earth processes affecting Earth's interior and surface, as well as human intervention to solve environmental and resource management problems.

Colorado State University is a land grant university with about 27,500 students located in Fort Collins, Colorado.    Fort Collins residents enjoy a high quality of life, a moderate cost of living, and the city is often rated as one of the best places to live in the United States.   The city has numerous bike paths, a vibrant downtown, and is adjacent to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, with easy access to many outdoor activities.

To apply and view a complete position description, please visit: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. For full consideration applications should be submitted by February 1, 2013.

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.   CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

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