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Open Faculty Positions in Hypersonics

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently seeking applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the area of Hypersonics. These positions are part of the long-term growth plans for the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), and we are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The positions are open at all levels, with emphasis on applicants at the Assistant Professor level. We are interested in candidates with original and promising research within the broad area of hypersonics including not only foundational areas such as high-speed and high-temperature fluid dynamics, associated chemical reactions, and thermal/structural response; also more applied areas such as atmospheric entry, ablation, propulsion, and control of hypersonic vehicles within the atmosphere. 

The positions will likely be rostered in Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences although appointments in other CEAS departments are possible. Candidates must have an earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences currently has 52 faculty, 800 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. For more information please visit: and

Candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas. Candidates whose expertise cuts across engineering and related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should describe their plans to develop a recognized research program based on scholarly work in their particular field, their ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, their experience and interests in teaching undergraduates and graduates, and their future plans for inspiring diverse students to conduct research. 

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at The University of Colorado Boulder is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.


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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Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover letter stating your research areas (1 page).
  3. Statement describing your goals related to teaching (2 - 3 pages).
  4. Statement describing your goals related to research (2 - 3 pages).
  5. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential.
The position will remain open until filled, though for full consideration applications should be received by November 15, 2018.

Posting Contact Name: Lauren Cole

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