Dean, Warner College of Natural Resources – Colorado State University

Dean, Warner College of Natural Resources
Colorado State University

Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for appointment as Dean of the world renowned Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR). The ideal candidate will be a strong leader dedicated to the advancement of the research, outreach, and educational missions of the College and University, and be able to provide the vision and energy necessary to lead the College to continued levels of excellence.

The College encompasses a broad range of natural resource programs including five departments – Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Forest and Rangeland Stewardship; Geosciences; and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources – and is the largest endowed college of its kind in the country. It is widely considered one of the most comprehensive natural resources colleges, boasting 12 major outreach units that have impact locally, regionally, and internationally. The Warner College of Natural Resources consists of 63 tenured or tenure-track faculty, about 550 administrative professionals, and another roughly 200 other (mostly hourly) staff. The College offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, with enrollment of about 1350 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students. The Dean oversees a budget of approximately $10 million per year, plus external research contracts totaling approximately $47 million in annual expenditures.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive land-grant institution enrolling approximately 27,000 students from all 50 states and 82 countries. Fort Collins, located 60 miles north of Denver at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, is a vibrant and growing community with a population of approximately 150,000. Please visit our web site ( for more information on the Warner College of Natural Resources. General information about Colorado State University can be accessed at Information about Fort Collins can be found at

The successful candidate will have successfully accomplished increasingly complex goals and objectives through which high-level leadership, promotion of diversity, communication, vision, development and management skills will be evident. Specific requirements for this exciting position are available at:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2013.

Desired start date is January 1, 2014 or a mutually agreed upon date. Applicants should send a letter expressing their qualifications and vision for the position, specifically addressing the points listed above, current vitae, and the names and contact information for five references. Submit applications via email to:

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Jeffrey McCubbin, Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, and Search Committee chair, at (970) 491-5841. Nominations are welcome and should be sent to: References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening and reconfirmed with candidates.

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

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