CCSU Job Openings


The Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism (CCSU) is currently searching for an Executive Director and CCSU Fellows. Please see full descriptions and application instructions for all open positions below.

Applications due May 15, 2015
Official Job Posting:

The Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism (CCSU) at the University of Colorado Denver is looking for a full-time Executive Director to start September 1, 2015. The CCSU just received a major gift from the Gates Family Foundation to support this position.

The job ad can be found at The deadline for full consideration is May 15, 2015.

The Department of Planning and Design is taking the lead on relaunching the CCSU as a hub for creative problem solving to help cities and towns become more vibrant, livable, sustainable, and equitable places. The CCSU will reinforce the department’s primary objectives to help create healthy communities, revitalized cities and towns, and resilient regions.

The CCSU will focus its work primarily on the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, but will be a resource for innovative sustainability strategies that can be shared with the larger community of practitioners in cities and regions across the globe. Our location in the heart of the Mile High City, just blocks from the seats of local, regional and state governments and from some of the country’s largest organizations and corporations, will help the CCSU achieve its critical mission.

Please take a look around our new CCSU website to learn more about the position.


Applications due May 15, 2015

We are happy to announce the relaunch of the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism (CCSU) and would like to invite you to apply to become a CCSU Fellow. CCSU is a research center in CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning that focuses on the intersection of urban planning and sustainability. Dormant for several years, the Center recently received a generous grant from the Gates Family Foundation which has enabled it to recommence its activities.

Why You Should Become a Fellow

The CCSU is a collaborative for teaching, research, and service work related to urban sustainability in greater Denver, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain West. It hosts traditional sponsored research projects, technical consulting services projects, short courses aimed at professionals (including certification maintenance), and special events including a yearly symposium.

We are currently recruiting Fellows from both the academic and professional sectors. Fellows will be eligible to participate in CCSU research and consulting projects, teach paid short courses, take an active role in special outreach and networking events, have their work covered in CCSU newsletters and web content, and have their graduate students participate in paid research. Fellows and their graduate students will be contacted to participate as project and teaching needs arise that fit with their expertise or skill set. Fellows are also welcome to initiate their own projects and teaching ideas through CCSU.

To maintain their status, Fellows are required to attend a yearly meeting, provide yearly updates on their Center-related activities, and provide attribution for research outputs based on CCSU funding.

We Want to Hear from You

To apply to become a CCSU Fellow, please take a few minutes to provide Jeremy Németh ( with the following information by May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm:

1. A brief bio-sketch that includes your disciplines and areas of expertise (around 100 words)
2. A recent CV
3. A headshot of yourself – either an attachment or a link
4. A list of quantitative and qualitative technical skills (e.g., GIS, survey design, meeting facilitation, statistics, modeling, programming, plan writing, financial analysis)
5. A completed short-course teaching interest form (attached).
We look forward to working with you through the CCSU. With your participation, I know we will be successful in creating a more sustainable future for the Front Range, the State of Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain West.

For questions or further information, contact Jeremy Németh at or Austin Troy at