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Engineering Projects Consultant

Requisition Number:

57114

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

City

Boulder

State

Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

19-Jun-2024

Date Posted:

06-Jun-2024

Job Summary

The Engineering Project Consultant serves the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program (ITLP) and Laboratory in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). This position provides functional, operational, and instructional support to engineering students, staff, and faculty of all levels and engineering disciplines. The Engineering Project Consultant leads the entire ITLP material-testing ecosystem, which includes providing experienced guidance on tension, compression, torsion, and vibration testing as well as material characterization. This position partners with the Engineering Education Operations (EEO) team to develop hands-on workshops and training related to 3D printing and various other prototyping and testing tools and resources. They continuously update laboratory equipment and pedagogy according to current educational research and industry trends and improve laboratory resources in innovative ways. The Engineering Projects Consultant also partners with ITLP staff on pre-college engineering education initiatives to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

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 ITL Program at CU Boulder is a nationally recognized engineering education leader. Our mission is to provide curriculum and support for hands-on engineering education, across all engineering subject areas, for students from kindergarten to graduate school (K-16+), with a focus on students from underserved populations and communities. We operate the 35,000 square-foot Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory on the Boulder campus, where we support hands-on experiences for over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Our pre-college initiatives engage 2500 students each year. We also lead and manage the Engineering Momentum project, which is a DoD-funded partnership between CU Boulder, CU Denver, and five community colleges in the Denver-Metro area to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups earning associate degrees and transferring to undergraduate engineering programs.

The ITL Program is committed to honoring unique backgrounds and experiences. Join our team and help us build a more inclusive and diverse academic and engineering culture - apply today!

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Technical Consultation, Leadership, and Instruction: Material Testing:
  • Co-leads the entire material-testing ecosystem. This ecosystem includes training students to use various equipment (e.g., universal testing machines, torsion machines, and vibration shakers), the development and iteration of hands-on workshop content, equipment maintenance, repair, and life-cycle management.
  • Evaluates and improves experiments related to material testing and vibrations for effectiveness in demonstrating fundamental concepts to students in intriguing and informative ways.
  • Provides in-advance and impromptu technical help support to students and faculty to ensure that project-based courses run smoothly.
  • Independently researches, tests and implements prototyping equipment in the ITL Laboratory, focused on additive manufacturing and laser cutting.
  • Conducts numerous hands-on educational workshops for students and/or faculty each semester (material testing, vibration testing, strain gauges, sensors, 3D printing, etc.) and trains ITL Program student staff to do the same.
  • Collaborates with EEO team to provide educational support and guidance for fabrication, and rapid prototyping.
  • Reads, writes, and debugs LabVIEW VIs, Arduino code, and additional programming environments as needed.
Faculty Collaboration and Engineering Education Curriculum Development:
  • Works with multiple CEAS faculty members to design and build hands-on equipment and curriculum for their courses. Assists in the instruction or implementation of this curriculum, as needed.
  • Evaluate ITLP experiments for effectiveness in demonstrating fundamental concepts to students in intriguing and informative ways.
Laboratory Process Improvement and Quality Control:
  • Continuously creates learning and technological opportunities for CU engineering students, ensuring that students have modern and robust technology at their disposal.
  • Anticipates student needs and handles the stock of required material and equipment to ensure that project-based engineering courses run smoothly.
Pre-College Engineering Education Support:
  • Supports ITLP collaboration efforts with program partners such as the BOLD Center, I Have a Dream Foundation, TeachEngineering, the NSF-funded ASPIRE Engineering Research Center, and others.
  • Develops and facilitates hands-on skill-building workshops for teachers, pre-college campus visits, outreach activities, summer camps, and other opportunities.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Undertakes other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Participates in professional development activities and serves on unit, college, or campus committees as applicable.

What We Can Offer

  • Annual salary range for Professional Level II: $63,500-$67,500
  • Annual salary range for Professional Level III: $68,000-$76,000
  • Relocation assistance is available within CEAS guidelines.

Benefits

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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What We Require

Professional Level II:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • One year of professional and/or teaching experience in engineering or a technical field. Teaching experience may include time as a student teaching assistant.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
Professional Level III:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • Three or more years of professional and/or teaching experience in engineering.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

What We Would Like You to Have

Professional Level II:
  • Master's degree in engineering or a related field.
  • Two years of working or teaching experience in engineering or a related field.
  • Bilingual language skills.
Professional Level III:
  • Master's degree in engineering or a related field.
  • Four years of working or teaching experience in engineering or a related field.
  • Bilingual language skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 19, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu