Professor, Pardee Center (Open Rank, Tenure Line)

Colorado, Denver, USA
Jun 15, 2017
University of
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary professional school that prepares students for careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world. The Josef Korbel School has approximately 380 undergraduate majors, 400 MA students and 20 PhD students. The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,700 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity.

Position Summary

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is seeking an open rank tenure-track professor in the area of quantitative global modeling of political, social, economic, energy, and/or environmental dynamics. The position will begin in September 2018. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. We seek someone whose research and teaching will advance both the scholarly and the outreach goals of the school.

The successful candidate for this position is expected to support the work of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the Korbel School, and this person's research will make a substantial and sustained contribution to the Center's mission and goals. The successful candidate will also have the title of Senior Scientist or Director of Research within the Pardee Center, and is expected to be a PI or Co-PI on some Center grants and contracts. The mission of the Pardee Center ( is to provide the best possible long-term national, regional, and global quantitative forecasts and forecasting capability across multiple issue areas in sustainable human and social development. Use and continued development of the International Futures (IFs) forecasting system are central to the Center's work. Projects sponsored by governments, IGOs, and NGOs support two-thirds of the Centers million-dollar-plus annual budget. Work in the Center will be associated with a reduced teaching load.

Essential Functions

Research and teaching that will advance both the scholarly and the outreach goals of the school.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in a social science discipline or equivalent.
  • Substantial training and experience in traditions of quantitative modeling relevant to the work of the Pardee Center, and must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to their work.
  • Experience with time-sensitive project completion, sponsored project fund-raising, research publication, and teaching.
  • Ability to provide scientific leadership in a complex organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the IFs system is strongly desired, as is experience with very large datasets.
  • Experience working in, or with, culturally and racially diverse environments.

Work Schedule

Dependent on Pardee Center needs, course schedule, and office hours.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit you application materials by Friday, September 15, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. We will accept applications until the position is filled; processing of applications will begin September 15, 2017.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Statement of experience with creating diverse and inclusive research and teaching environments.

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The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.