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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Energy

Requisition Number:

43720

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

28-Oct-2022

Job Summary

The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) is a joint institute between CU Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) addressing important and complex problems in energy and sustainability that often require multidisciplinary or multi-institutional approaches. In cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, RASEI seeks to fill one tenure-track faculty position. It is anticipated that the candidate will be hired at the assistant professor level, however, exceptional applicants at the associate or full professor levels will also be considered. Candidates with interests in clean energy sciences, technology, sustainability, economics, and policy. Examples include: i) energy policy; ii) energy justice; iii) bioenergy; iv) renewable energy generation, storage and electrical grid integration; v) renewable hydrogen; vi) CO2 capture and utilization, vii) polymer recycling/upcycling or viii) other R&D areas important for sustainable energy solutions are invited to apply. Academic and tenure homes will be arranged within appropriate departments of the College of Arts and Sciences and/or the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as best serves RASEI’s R&D missions and the specific interests of the successful candidate.

Full consideration if received before Dec. 1st and will continue until the available position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants being considered for employment.


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

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: adacoordinator@colorado.edu. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Successful candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute professional leadership and service, and develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in their technical area that synergizes with others in the University of Colorado system (the search is open with respect to research area). The typical effort distribution for tenure-track faculty is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service.

What You Should Know

  • 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.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.
  • The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive work culture that respects the rights and dignity of all individuals in our academic community. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: hr-ada@colorado.edu.

What We Can Offer

  • Annual salary range is $85,000 - $125,000.
  • A relocation stipend is available.
  • Joint appointments with NREL, and shared laboratory spaces are also possible for candidates whose R&D interests align well with NREL’s research missions. 

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 a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or expect to have completed their Ph.D. in one of the following areas: atmospheric science, biochemistry, biological engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, energy economics, energy policy, environmental science, materials science, mechanical engineering, molecular & cellular biology, physics, or a related field. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and your personal academic goals.
  2. A current resume/CV.
  3. A statement of your experience with and plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture in RASEI at a historically white university (2-3 pages). See the Support for Faculty Applicants website for statement guidance.
  4. A statement of your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring a diverse student body (2-3 pages).
  5. A statement of your experience and plans for research and/or creative work that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field and broader benefits to education and society.
  6. The names and contact information for 3 references who will be contacted as the search progresses

Faculty in our institute play many roles, including promoting excellence in teaching, research, mentoring, and service to the university and the profession and collaborating with NREL. The potential for excellence in advancing equity and inclusion will be considered jointly with the potential for excellence in teaching and research. Application materials should reflect a compelling interest in that combination of job requirements.

For the research and teaching statements, 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 plans for inspiring diverse students to conduct research.

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Full consideration if received before Dec. 1st and will continue until the available position is filled

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: Carlyla Dawson, HR Manager

Posting Contact Email: carlyla.dawson@colorado.edu