Instructor - Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Boulder, CO
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach in its undergraduate program. The instructor will be a member of the AES faculty and will participate in course development and assessment, including labs, faculty governance, and university service. This position will be long-term with contracts renewable every 2-3 years. A competitive salary will be based on qualification and experience.

Viable candidates should be capable of teaching a wide range of undergraduate aerospace engineering courses in both lecture and laboratory formats. This instructor will share the lab management role for sophomore, junior, and senior level undergraduate lab sections. This role includes coordinating the logistics of running a successful lab section - including, but not limited to, working closely with the faculty teaching aerospace engineering courses and their graduate Teaching Assistants regarding training, scheduling, lab documentation, logistics, supplies. The role also includes managing student course assistants who supervise lab experiments. The candidate must have knowledge of the breadth of Aerospace Engineering core areas such as thermodynamics, structures, materials, aerodynamics, propulsion, electronics, and orbital mechanics. In-depth technical knowledge about the lab hardware is not required - this is provided by the existing technical staff. However a basic understanding and appreciation for aerospace engineering fundamentals, as well as excellent management, communication and organizational skills, along with a willingness to learn quickly, is required. This position will likely teach 2-3 courses per year for off-cycle offerings of core Aerospace Engineering undergraduate courses and/or teach/advise Senior Design capstone projects.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences website to understand the educational mission of the department and the specific courses that are taught in the undergraduate curriculum.

Applicants should submit their application electronically, including a CV or resume, a statement of teaching interest which is relevant to the Aerospace Engineering curriculum, and the names and contact information of four references. Cover letters should be addressed to Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 27, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Position would be expected to have a start date no later than August 2018.

Candidates who are invited for an on-campus interview will be expected to conduct a 30 minute model class on a topic of their choice. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:Candidates are sought who have a degree in either aerospace, aeronautical, astronautical engineering or a related field. Applicants must possess excellent communications and interpersonal skills along with the ability to teach and work in a highly collaborative environment. Preference will be given to applicants with prior university teaching experience, years of experience, and/or graduate degrees.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10318 - Aero-Aerospace Engineering Sci

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 15, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lauren Cole

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739583