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Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor in Robotics

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The Robotics Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently seeking applications for a teaching faculty position with a focus in Robotics. This position is anticipated to be hired at the Teaching Assistant Professor (Instructor) rank; however, qualified candidates may be considered at the Teaching Associate (Senior Instructor) rank.

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

CU Boulder's Robotics Program ( is a new graduate program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science that was started in 2023. It is an interdisciplinary program that affiliates faculty from the Departments of Computer Science; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering; and Aerospace Engineering Sciences. A total of 38 faculty members from the College instruct courses and advise graduate students as part of the Program. The final candidate for this opportunity will be hired into the Robotics Program and collaborate with the other faculty in the program to meet instructional needs.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • The typical distribution of work for this role is 80% teaching and 20% leadership and service.
  • The selected candidate will be offered a multi-year contract which may be renewable; specific term length will vary based on start date.

What You Should Know

  • The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2024, however a later start date may be negotiated.

What We Can Offer


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

  • Candidate must have earned a doctorate in computer science, engineering, mathematics, the physical sciences, or a relevant related field or have their degree conferred before starting the appointment.
  • For a candidate to be considered for appointment to the Teaching Associate Professor rank, the applicant must also have a minimum 6 years of teaching computer science, engineering, mathematics, the physical sciences, or a relevant field at a higher education level and meet unit criteria at this level.

What You Will Need

  • Candidates must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to teach and work in a highly collaborative environment. An understanding and appreciation for robotics fundamentals is necessary.
  • Candidates should have prior teaching, research, and/or industry experience in robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering, or closely related fields.
  • Candidates should be capable of teaching a wide range of undergraduate courses within the Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering departments. Candidates should also be capable of teaching core graduate courses as well as developing new graduate courses as part of the Robotics graduate program.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials as individual PDF files:

  1. Cover Letter: A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  2. Resume/CV: A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy: A statement of your experience and plans for teaching and mentoring a diverse student body (2-3 pages).
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Statement of how you plan to contribute to CU’s efforts to become a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist university. For guidance in writing this statement, see (1-2 pages).
  5. Names and contact information for one or more references: Contact information for at least one reference who may be contacted as the search progresses. Please include name(s), job title(s), phone number(s), and email address(es).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however for full consideration please apply by February 11, 2024.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs (search by job title or by requisition #53857). Background checks will be conducted for all final applicants.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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