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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty in Computational Science and Engineering

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in computational science and engineering (CS&E). We seek candidates at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, with potential for multiple hires. This position is anticipated to be hired at the Assistant Professor rank; however, qualified candidates may be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. CS&E is a multidisciplinary field that includes foundational technologies such as scalable algebraic solvers and optimization algorithms, discretization, and uncertainty quantification, with applications in fields such as computational mechanics, biological and chemical systems, and earth systems. Software engineering and programming technologies play an integral role in the successful demonstration and deployment of CS&E. We view CS&E holistically, and this search seeks to grow foundational CS&E research and education while fostering interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and institutes at CU Boulder as well as area labs.
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

The Department of Computer Science is the fastest growing and largest department within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder). The department is home to 50 tenured and tenure-track faculty plus 25 instructional faculty, and now includes about 2000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. We have a reputation for foundational and applied research in CS&E. In addition to departments, CU Boulder has many institutes that conduct research involving CS&E, in addition to area labs such as NCAR, NREL, NOAA, and NIST. CU Boulder is currently home to a PSAAP Multidisciplinary Simulation Center and has extensive connections with Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs as well as other DOE labs.

CU Boulder is among the most research-active public universities in the country, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science is the second largest school or college on the CU Boulder campus. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and academically excellent community. Our college recently updated its strategic vision to include three core foci: (i) Research & Innovation, (ii) Education, and (iii) Inclusion. We assert that a diverse faculty is necessary for achieving these goals and implementing our campus diversity plan. We believe that our college’s success requires faculty who actively work to create an inclusive culture within the college.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • We seek faculty whose research, teaching, and service will expand the capability, reliability, and applicability of computational science and engineering to address state, national, and global challenges in a just, equitable, and sustainable way.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring; develop an externally funded research program in their technical area; contribute professional leadership and service to their unit, the college, and their professional community; and cultivate and contribute to the inclusive excellence of our academic community.
  • The typical distribution of work for this role is 40% teaching, 40% scholarly and creative work (research), and 20% leadership and service.

What You Should Know

  • The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2024, but a later start date may be negotiated.
  • The Department of Computer Science regards software and data products as well as influence on policy and state of practice as equal in stature to journal and conference publications for the purpose of research assessment.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check 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.

What We Can Offer


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.

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Be engaged. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Applicants must have earned a research doctorate in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Computational Engineering, or a similar field by the time of starting a tenure-track faculty appointment.
  • Candidates being considered for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank must meet University standards and unit criteria for tenure and promotion to the designated rank. This generally includes having an established and ongoing program of original research, a strong publication record, and demonstrated ability to obtain external funding as well as a record of high-quality teaching and mentoring.

What You Will Need

  • A commitment to quality instruction and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, including a willingness to engage a broad range of students in research and scholarly endeavors.
  • An interest in aligning one’s research, teaching, leadership, and service with the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s goal of creating a more inclusive academic culture of excellence.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials as individual PDF files:

  1. Cover Letter: A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  2. Resume/CV: A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A Statement of Research Philosophy: A statement of your experience and plans for research and/or creative work that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field and provides broader benefits to education and society (2-3 pages).
  4. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy: A statement of your experience and plans for teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and developing inclusive pedagogy practices (2-3 pages).
  5. A Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion Statement: A statement on how your teaching, research, and leadership and service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Examples might include scholarly work, efforts to improve access to higher education for underserved individuals or groups, or other contributions to diverse communities. For guidance in writing this statement please see the link: (1-2 pages).
  6. List of References: Please upload a document that lists the name and contact information for three of more references who may be contacted by phone. *Note - during the application process, you will separately be asked to provide the contact information for three (3) references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation later in the search process. These references may be the same or different than those you list on your phone check document.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration please apply by December 10, 2023. Background checks will be conducted for all final candidates.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs (search by job title or by requisition number: 52531).

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