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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

The College of  Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder is launching a new college-wide search for multiple Tenure-Track Faculty positions rostered among any of the six departments in the college. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor rank, although qualified candidates will be considered at the associate and full professor levels.

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 (CU Boulder) is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions and we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and academically excellent community. Over the past decade, we have made progress in increasing the diversity of our student body and our faculty. In 2020, our 5,500 undergraduate student population included 29% who self-identified as women, 26% who self-identified as persons of color, 16% who were first generation college students, and 13% who were international students. Our 2,100 graduate student body included 29% students who self-identified as women, 16% who self-identified as a person of color, and 28% international students. The college’s tenured/tenure track faculty has also diversified. In 2021, 27% of our tenured/tenure track faculty self-identify as women, 26% self-identify as people of color, and 5% are international citizens. 

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 is necessary for achieving our campus diversity plan. In addition, we believe that our College’s success requires 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 the College of Engineering and Applied Science. 

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $160,000 annually commensurate with rank. Relocation expenses will be provided. 


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 tenure-track faculty appointment, in a field appropriate to their tenure home department. 

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 experience and plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture (2-4 pages). See the Support for Faculty Applicants website for statement guidance.
  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 contributes to the body of knowledge in your field and broader benefits to education and society (2-4 pages). 
During the application process you will 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, 2021 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

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