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Sustainability Studies Faculty

Colorado Mountain College
Vail, CO Full-time
Posted on June 1, 2019

Sustainability Studies Faculty

Colorado Mountain College Central Services Vail Valley at Edwards

The Bachelor of Arts Program in Sustainability Studies at Colorado Mountain College is seeking a full-time Sustainability Studies (SUS) faculty. Full time faculty positions begin in August 2019 with a 30 credit hour (170 day contract per Board Policy 4.12) teaching load annually. The faculty position will work under the guidance of the Dean for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Suitability, and collaborate with SUS faculty college wide.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of lower- and upper-division courses in this inter- and transdisciplinary program. The Sustainability Studies Program requires courses that integrate and emphasize humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and business.

Examples of courses that will be included but not limited to: Foundations of Sustainability, Systems Thinking and Sustainability, Literature for Change, Leadership, Ethics, and Social Responsibility, Ecology and Sustainability, Integrated Sustainability Science, Sustainable Economics, Conservation Biology, Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural and Place Based Equity, Writing for Sustainability, and Careers and Professional Skills in Sustainability.

Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include: teaching course load as assigned, evaluate courses and assess student learning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes, comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours per established standards, develop rapport with students, assist with and participate in advising, orientation and registration activities.

CMC Faculty are expected to engage in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities such as campus and college committees, participation in relevant projects, mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities, program review, student organization, recruiting and retention.

Weekend, evening and online teaching may be required. CMC is a multi-campus structure; faculty may be requested to teach at more than one location.

Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)

Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program, or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications include:

A Master’s degree in a relevant inter- or transdisciplinary field such as Sustainability, Environmental Studies/Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related field; or a minimum of a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in the inter- or transdisciplinary fields noted above. Doctorate degree preferred.

Minimum of one year full-time teaching in higher education or the equivalent as a part-time instructor. Experience teaching upper-division coursework (300/400 level) preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, vendors and community members having diverse backgrounds.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.