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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Air Quality and Robotics

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of Air Quality and Robotics with an anticipated start in Fall 2023. The positions are open at all levels, with special consideration given to applicants at the Assistant Professor rank. In Air Quality we are interested in candidates with experience in linking air quality, including indoor and ambient, and climate to energy systems, agriculture, or wildfires. A focus on solutions and mitigation is desired. In Robotics we are interested primarily in candidates with demonstrated applied research experience in field robotics and will also consider applicants in the areas of control and dynamical systems, autonomous systems and human-robot systems.

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. For more information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering please visit:

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • The College’s vision of successful candidates includes a significant commitment to scholarship, the potential to develop an externally funded research program, and ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in engineering. Tenure-track faculty in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering typically hold positions that include 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service effort distributions.

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. 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: The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.

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.

Be Statements

Be curious. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Candidates must have earned a PhD in Engineering or a closely related science field by the time they are appointed as a tenure-track faculty.

What You Will Need

  • Candidates are expected to complement and strengthen existing college research or develop new high-impact research directions.
  • Candidates are also expected to demonstrate an ability or record of excellence working with and contributing to a climate that attracts and supports students of all races, nationalities and genders.

Special Instructions

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

  1. Cover Letter: A 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals. Candidates must clearly indicate their areas of relevant research expertise in their cover letter. In the first sentence please identify your research as Air Quality, Robotics, or both.
  2. Resume/CV: A current curriculum vitae.
  3. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: A statement of your experience with and future plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture in engineering at a historically white university. See the Support for Faculty Applicants website for statement guidance.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy: A statement of your experience and plans for teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.
  5. Statement of Research Philosophy: 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. Names and contact information for three academic references: During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for at least three references, who can provide letters of recommendation as the search process progresses. Please include reference names, job titles, phone numbers, and email addresses.

Additional information regarding the College of Engineering search process as well as our research and academic programs can be found at

For full consideration, candidates must apply by November 21, 2022.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs for job requisition number: 43355.

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