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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Materials Science and Engineering

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently seeking applications for tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Materials Science and Engineering. 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. The search is open to all areas of Materials Science and Engineering. We encourage applications from candidates who can complement and strengthen existing college research in MSE or develop new high-impact research directions. Consideration will also be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work.  

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate field of engineering or the sciences.  The search spans all application domains and successful candidates will be rostered in a suitable CEAS department as well as a potentially appointed in the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering graduate program. For more information about the Materials Science and Engineering Program, please visit: For more information about the CEAS, please visit:

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. Potential faculty members 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.

Who We Are

Founded in 1893, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions. As Colorado's flagship university, CU Boulder has selective admissions standards and a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs.

What You Should Know

For administrative inquiries, please contact Laramie Rose, Program Coordinator, Materials Science and Engineering program at  

For professional inquiries, please contact Professor Michael McGehee, Materials Science and Engineering program at


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

  • Ph.D from an accredited university in appropriate field of engineering or the sciences.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter stating your research areas (1 page).
  3. Statement Describing Research Related Goals (2-3 pages).
  4. Statement Describing Teaching Related Goals (1-2 pages).
  5. Proof of Degree/Transcript
  6. You will need to submit 3-5 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.  Late applications may be considered, but applying early is encouraged.

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: Laramie Rose

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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.