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Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources
Fort Collins, Colorado
Colorado State University
  • Faculty/Lecturer

Colorado State University (CSU) seeks inquiries, nominations, and applications for the next Dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources. CSU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research I land grant institution with approximately 33,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and is the largest employer in northern Colorado with more than 7,400 faculty and staff.

Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) is known for innovation and bold programming and is deeply committed to fulfilling the University’s land grant promise of access, and through that effort, playing a significant role in diversifying the fields of natural resources. Enrolling approximately 2,400 total students and in existence for more than a century, WCNR has fostered a tight-knit, passionate sense of community among its dedicated students, faculty, and staff; that spirit of community is integral to the College’s culture and success. With a laser focus on natural resources combined with strengths in the social sciences, biological and ecological sciences, and physical sciences, the College produces innovative applied and fundamental research that ultimately informs stakeholders and the scientific community about earth systems and the sustainable use, management, and stewardship of natural resources and the environment.

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Dean will join this vibrant community with a mandate to articulate a transparent and unifying vision that charts the College’s path forward. The Dean will be a trailblazer with the opportunity to leverage the rich resources of the campus and the community to further cultivate a dynamic and innovative college at the leading edge of natural resources, human-nature interactions, ecological sustainability, and practice both locally and globally. The Dean will advocate equitably for the full range of disciplines within the College and proudly champion its mission of research, education, service, and extension.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with strong scholarly visibility within the natural resources and sustainability community; astute financial stewardship; a strong commitment to research, teaching, and public service; proven success in—or aptitude for—external and alumni relations and development; a record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.

Confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and résumés with cover letters can be sent electronically and in confidence below.

Applications submitted prior to March 15th will be given priority.

The salary range for this position is $280,000-$320,000.

Jackie Mildner is leading this search with Kelly McLaughlin and Pamela Carty.


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