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Director of Colorado Climate Center
(Associate Professor or Professor)

The Department of Atmospheric Science is seeking an outstanding CSU tenured faculty member to serve as Director of the Colorado Climate Center. The Director will provide scientific and managerial leadership to the Climate Center and oversee its professional staff as they collect, analyze, investigate, interpret and communicate the complex and highly variable climate of Colorado – including the status, hazard and risks associated with drought, severe weather, and climate variability – to the people of Colorado and beyond.

This is a part-time position that will be coordinated with other duties and responsibilities of the incumbent. A partial buyout of teaching responsibilities will be negotiated with the candidate’s home department.


The Colorado Climate Center was established by the state in 1974, through the Colorado State University Agricultural Experiment Station, to provide information and expertise on Colorado’s complex climate. Through its threefold program of Climate Monitoring (data acquisition, analysis, and archiving), Climate Research and Climate Services, the Center is responding to many climate related questions and problems affecting the state today.


The Colorado Climate Center (CCC) Director will oversee professional CCC staff members in meeting the unit’s mission to research, monitor, and communicate to the public the complexities of Colorado’s climate. He/She will provide leadership within the State of Colorado and nationally on issues related to the state’s climate through service as the State Climatologist. The Director will select and supervise an Associate State Climatologist who will assist him/her in climate outreach efforts to stakeholder groups across the state. The Director will also be responsible for stimulating and overseeing a robust, externally funded research program involving center staff and graduate students. Specific duties are as follows:

The Director must be a skilled and motivated communicator, utilizing writing, speaking, social media, and other forms of communication, as he/she will have frequent opportunities to share climate information and expertise with a wide range of audiences from scientists, academics and students to agribusiness leaders and other business practitioners, resource managers, public officials, policy makers, media and the general public. The individual in this position also must have a keen appreciation for the complexities and costly impacts of drought
and the challenges of maintaining healthy ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, healthy small communities and large cities in our semiarid and drought-prone region of the country.

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant must include his/her vision for the future of the Colorado Climate Center within his/her cover letter. Please provide a cover letter and CV along with the on-line application at

Background Check:

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history. In addition, the final candidate will be required to pass a federal Security Assurance Check because the job is in a federally occupied building.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by 11:59 PM on August 7, 2017. Apply electronically by clicking “Apply to this Job” at the following website:

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/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.


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