Assistant Professor - Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute

The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) is a joint institute between CU Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) addressing important and complex problems in energy that often require multidisciplinary or multi-institutional approaches. In cooperation with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), RASEI seeks to fill one tenure-track faculty position. Candidates with interests in clean energy sciences and technology related to i) functional material science and processing; ii) advanced chemistries or synthetic biology for biomaterials and bioengineering; iii) catalysis and chemical processing; iv) renewable energy generation, storage and electrical grid integration; or v) other R&D areas important for a clean energy future are invited to apply. Academic and tenure homes will be arranged within appropriate departments of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences as best serves RASEI's R&D missions and the specific interests of the successful candidates. New hires will be provided with laboratory and office space within the University's new world-class 430,000 square foot Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC). Shared laboratory spaces and joint appointments with NREL are also possible for candidates whose R&D interests align well with NREL's research missions. It is anticipated that candidates will be hired at the assistant professor level, however, exceptional applicants at the associate or full professor levels will also be considered.

The successful candidate will contribute to CU Boulder's education missions by teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses and is exptected to develop a high-profile and externally funded research program. A PhD is required in one of the following areas: engineering, physical sciences, materials sciences, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biological engineering, mechanical engineering, molecular & cellular biology, or a related field.

Review of applications will begin in January 2018 and will continue until the available position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants being considered for employment.


A PhD is required in one of the following areas: engineering, physical sciences, materials sciences, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biological engineering, mechanical engineering, molecular & cellular biology, or a related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must submit all required documents to the CU Careers in order to receive full consideration for the position, and complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form. Review of applications will begin immediately. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this position and will be directed to the Search Committee Chair.

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications form women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provide upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at This organization participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of homeland Security, with information from each employee's I-9 form to confirm work authorization.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please complete the application and submit the materials listed below to this posting with the naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV.You should submit six (6) PDF files: 1. Letter of application - LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf 2. Current curriculum vitae - LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf 3. Unofficial Transcripts - LastName_FirstName_Proof_of_Degree.pdf 4. Statement of Research - LastName_FirstName_Statement_of_Research 5. Statement of Teaching - Last Name_FirstName_Statement_of_Teaching 6. List of references. At least five (5) letters of reference, of which no more thatn two (2) are letters of reference or support solicited by interanl university faculty. Provide names and email address. Save documents as follows: LastName_FirstName_References.pdf. Confidential letters will be requested at the appropriate time during the search.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10860 - Renewable Energy Initiative

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 3, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Wanda Cardenas

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735253


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