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Multiple Open-Discipline Faculty Positions in Engineering and Applied Science

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

As part of our commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder, we are launching a new college-wide search for multiple tenured/tenure track faculty positions rostered among any/all of the six departments and six interdisciplinary programs in the college. We anticipate hiring at the assistant and associate professor levels, although qualified candidates will be considered at the full professor rank.

This search is motivated by the four core values of the college’s strategic vision: accelerate our research impact to produce advances in technology and benefits to society, embrace our public education mission including expanding access and participation of diverse and underrepresented communities in engineering and computer science, increase our global engagement, and enrich our professional environment.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Founded in 1893, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions. As Colorado's flagship university, CU Boulder has selective admissions standards and a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Over the past decade, we have made progress in increasing the diversity of our 5,400 undergraduate student body. This year, our incoming freshman class is 24% students of color and 40% students who identify as women. While these proportions represent an improvement over past years, they still fall short of the proportions in the country, and in Colorado. The profile of the college’s 254 tenured/tenure track faculty, while more diverse than a decade ago, has not kept pace with student diversity. In 2020, 5.2% of our tenure-track faculty identify as Black, Indigenous, or Hispanic/Latinx, and 23% identify as women. We are committed to continuing to make progress in both the near and long-term future.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

We seek faculty whose teaching, research, and service will: produce engineering solutions for complex state, national, and global challenges; grow our national leadership in engineering education and research; and improve the economic competitiveness, security, and quality of life for all. We assert that a diverse faculty who have equal opportunities to pursue and be recognized for contributions in research, teaching, and service is necessary for achieving our campus diversity plan. Success in this goal will also require faculty who actively work to create an inclusive culture within the college.

What You Should Know

This search is aimed at prospective faculty whose experience and future plans for teaching, research, and service are aligned with creating a more inclusive academic culture of excellence in engineering and computer science.

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and rank.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Impactful. Be Inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or expect to have completed their Ph.D. at the time of starting a faculty appointment, in a field appropriate to their tenure home department or program.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. A 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  3. Statement of your vision, experience, and future plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture (2-4 pages).
  4. Statement of your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring (2-4 pages).
  5. Statement of your experience and plans for research and/or creative work that contribute to the body of knowledge in your field and broader benefits to education and society (2-4 pages).
  6. Names and contact information for three or more references used for phone reference checks.
    • During the application process you will also need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
Applications received by November 15, 2020 will receive full consideration.

We recognize that faculty play many roles, including promoting excellence in teaching, research, mentoring, and service to the university and the profession. All applicants should note that demonstrated potential for excellence in advancing equity and inclusion will be considered along with potential for excellence in teaching and research. Application materials should reflect a strong interest in that combination of selection criteria.  There are some suggestions for preparing application materials at

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Clayton Lewis, Search Committee Chair

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