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Senior Instructor/Faculty Director of Colorado Mesa University Engineering Partnership Program

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Grand Junction, CO

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) invites applications for a non-tenure track senior instructor to serve as the faculty director of the Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Engineering Partnership Program. This is a joint UCB-CMU program offering three inter-campus degrees in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering—the coursework for which is delivered in its entirety at CMU’s expanding Grand Junction campus. The faculty director will be an employee of the University of Colorado and have limited teaching duties while serving in residence at CMU, in a leading administrative capacity. 

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

In partnership with the University of Colorado’s flagship campus, the CMU Engineering program is substantially expanding accredited Bachelor’s degree instruction on Colorado’s Western slope to include Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Computer engineering. The University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) and Colorado Mesa University (CMU), began this partnership in 2008, to deliver a Mechanical Engineering (ME) Program. A Civil Engineering (CE) Partnership Program began in 2016 and an Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Partnership Program rolled out in 2019. After a decade of operations, this venture has been renamed the Engineering Partnerships Program (EPP); it currently has 17 faculty who are collectively responsible for the instruction of more than 100 matriculating undergraduates. CMU faculty advise student groups, maintain professional development contacts with industry partners, while participating in Program committees and initiatives.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

In addition to broad knowledge of foundations, processes, and principles of civil or mechanical engineering, interdisciplinary teaching interests and college instructional experience is required. This position’s effort is apportioned such that the faculty director teaches 3.5 classes per year, with the balance of time dedicated to administering the Engineering program. The faculty director is expected to provide the leadership effort required to coordinate faculty and staff between the respective campuses, in order to execute following administrative tasks:
  • Recruitment and supervision of program faculty and staff
  • Steward the general growth of the EPP
  • Student recruitment, advising, and academic support activities
  • Course coordination and evaluation
  • Course schedule preparation and coordination
  • Program assessment and ABET accreditation
  • Administration of facilities and equipment
  • Fundraising and community outreach for the programs including cooperation with the Eureka Science Museum at CMU

What We Can Offer

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, as well as tuition benefits. The College of Engineering and Applied Science is committed to accommodating the needs of dual-career couples.


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What We Require

  • A PhD, ScD or equivalent training in either civil or mechanical engineering, or related field. 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach lecture-style and studio courses.

What We Would Like You To Have

Relevant administrative experience and being registered, or having the qualifications to become a registered Professional Engineer are desirable.

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 (3) references, used for phone reference checks.
    • During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three (3) references, used for phone reference checks. We will then request letters of recommendation and additional materials, as needed, as the search progresses. All referential information will be held in strict confidence.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted by December 31, 2019. Full consideration means that applications submitted before December 31 will be reviewed in earnest. Applications submitted after December 31 may be reviewed, depending on the search status; however, review of applications submitted in 2020 is not guaranteed.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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