Asst Professor

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University of Colorado - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Asst Professor

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. Applications from candidates in mechanical engineering and related fields will be considered. Individuals with a proven track record in research areas including controls, systems engineering, mechatronics, autonomous systems, solid mechanics, and/or experimental fluids-thermal research are encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the position is expected develop an externally funded research program while publishing in peer-reviewed science and engineering journals. The position is also expected to develop and teach lecture and laboratory courses at all levels of Mechanical Engineering and advise student research.

CU Denver is Colorado's number one research funded university, offering comprehensive programs for undergraduate, graduate, and health sciences students on two campuses-in downtown Denver and on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The researchers and award-winning faculty of CU Denver offer 140 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The Denver campus, located in the heart of the Denver's commercial, cultural and recreational districts, is one of America's most vibrant urban centers, just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the LoDo District and the state capitol.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is located on the Denver campus and offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering accredited by ABET, Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and an interdisciplinary PhD program. The College of Engineering and Applied Science also has PhD programs in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Computer Science.

Students, staff, and faculty have access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational, and cultural opportunities on both campuses. The downtown campus attracts a diverse population of students, many of whom are non-traditional and underrepresented. This diversity is enriched by our commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life from its community members, curriculum, research, and community service, allowing for the creation of a learning environment that welcomes, embraces, sustains and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students.


Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and have demonstrated expertise in Mechanical Engineering as evidenced by the candidate's publication and funding record.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The position is expected to start August 2018.

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

Application Materials Instructions:When applying, applicants must include: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, including how you envision collaborating within the department and University 2) A current CV/resume. Please include a clear listing of the number of peer reviewed journal articles and number of grants. 3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references 4) A one-page statement of teaching philosophy 5) A one-page research plan

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30075 - ENGR-Mechanical

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 15, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dana Carpenter

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00631140





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Posted: 9/16/2018
Application Due: 11/15/2018
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