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Instructor, Materials Science & Engineering

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder and Materials Science & Engineering Program invites applications for a non-tenure track Instructor position to begin Fall 2020. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary teaching interest in Materials Science & Engineering. The candidate should have broad knowledge of the foundations, principles, and application of materials science, including structure, characterization, chemistry, and thermodynamics of materials. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a graduate degree in Materials Science & Engineering.

Who We Are

Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder is an interdisciplinary graduate program granting the MS and PhD degrees. The Program covers a wide range of materials topics including solid state, soft, and structural materials.  Specialties of the Program include materials for energy, regenerative/biomaterials and computational materials science.

The Materials Science and Engineering Program has approximately 70 tenured faculty fellows housed in nine departments across the College Engineering and Applied Science as well as the College of Arts and Sciences.  The program is currently home to 64 PhD and 9 MS students.  More information can be found at

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Applicants will be expected to teach up to five (5) graduate courses per academic year, including curriculum development. Applicants will also be responsible for advising student groups and participating in Program committees and initiatives.

The position will provide the opportunity to lead and grow the Program’s Professional Master’s Degree. This may include curriculum development, establishment of industry contacts, forming academic partnerships, and program marketing. Teaching relief may be provided as appropriate.

What You Should Know

We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.


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

PhD from an accredited university in Materials Science & Engineering or related field.

What You Will Need

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to teach and work in a highly collaborative environment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover letter briefly reviewing your interest and qualifications for this position.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A minimum of three references. These individuals will be requested to submit a letter of recommendation if the applicant is short-listed. This information will be kept confidential.
  4. Recommended but not required: samples of (no more than 2) teaching evaluations.
The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants.

The Search Committee will start reviewing applications on February 15, 2020 and will continue to review them until the position is filled.

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: Robert McLeod

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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.