Assistant Professor - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Job description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability or potential to make significant contributions in externally funded research and publish in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

The MAE Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering and an undergraduate minor in aerospace engineering. The Department is currently the largest in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences with an enrollment of approximately 550 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. Located in the beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains, the Department benefits from its proximity to a wide range of high tech industrial and military organizations.

The successful candidate will be expected to make balanced contributions in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and campus and professional service.

All outstanding candidates whose research interests pertain to aerospace engineering will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants working in the areas of Thermal/Fluid Systems, specifically:

• Propulsion

• Gas Dynamics

• Hypersonics

• Space Environment

Applications submitted by 1/15/2019 will receive full consideration.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or closely related field

Special Instructions to Applicants:Statement of research philosophy must not exceed 3 pages in length. Statement of teaching philosophy must not exceed 3 pages in length.

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

Application Materials Instructions:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40047 - EAS-Mechanical & Aerospace Eng

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 7, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Leal Lauderbaugh

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00471503





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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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