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Scholar in Residence

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications to fill a Scholar in Residence position. This position will support the Department of Mechanical Engineering and fulfillment of the department’s educational mission, with a particular focus on both undergraduate and graduate courses in the broad areas of manufacturing, product design, CAD, and machine design, or other related fields.

This is a non-tenure track appointment; the successful candidate will be appointed as a Scholar in Residence with a three-year renewable contract. The position will report to the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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

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.

More than 1,200 students and over 60 faculty members in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering form an innovative and nurturing community in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Students work together to learn the fundamentals of the field and engage in rigorous, team-based experiences addressing real-world problems. That dedication to professional development extends beyond graduation, with an alumni network of 5,000+ professionals of which more than 200 volunteer with the department annually. The department’s award-winning faculty tackle societal challenges through technological innovation impacting the environment, security, and human health.

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What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The position involves teaching five engineering courses per academic year on the CU-Boulder campus, beginning the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester.

What You Should Know

This is a standard three-year renewable appointment targeted towards design professionals with industry experience. Mentorship from research and teaching faculty and full staff support will be provided.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position will be $70,000 - $95,000 annually with University 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

Candidates must have earned at least a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, and must demonstrate active engagement and continued industry experience in the field of mechanical engineering. A strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education and/or industry training is a plus.

What You Will Need

The successful applicant would have demonstrated industry experience and project management skills and will be able to leverage their experience to teach both lecture and lab-based courses. An interest in improving undergraduate and graduate engineering education is desirable.

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred applicants would have prior teaching and industrial experience and would have already served as the instructor of record for one or more courses. Expertise is preferred in the broad areas of manufacturing, product design, CAD (SOLIDWORKS certification recommended), and machine design, or other related fields.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials as PDF files:
  1. A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  2. Resume/CV.
  3. A two-page statement of your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring.
  4. List of 3 references with contact information.
    • During the application process you will need to separately enter contact information for one reference who will be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. This can be someone from your list of references above.
Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs. Background checks will be conducted for all final applicants.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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