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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty in College of Engineering and Applied Science

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder is launching a college-wide search for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. All areas of research and scholarship are welcome to apply. We have a particular interest in the areas of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor rank, although qualified candidates will be considered at the associate and full professor levels. The position is anticipated to start in Fall 2024 (August 19, 2024), but a later start date may be negotiated.

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 Boulder (CU Boulder) is one of Colorado’s flagship public institutions and among the most research-active public universities in the country. As a state institution, our mandate is to serve a diverse population of learners. The College of Engineering and Applied Science is the second largest school or college on the CU Boulder campus, is ranked as a top 10 public graduate engineering program and a top 20 undergraduate engineering program, with multiple specialty programs ranked in the top 20 as well. Equally importantly, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and academically excellent community. Our 250 tenure-track, 115 instructional-track, and 30 research-track faculty serve more than 6,000 undergraduate students, 1,300 master’s students, and 1,000 PhD students. Our college recently updated its strategic vision to include three core foci: (i) Research & Innovation, (ii) Education, and (iii) Inclusion. We assert that a diverse faculty is necessary for achieving these goals and our campus diversity plan. We believe that our college’s success requires faculty who actively work to create an inclusive culture within the college.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • We seek faculty whose teaching, research, leadership, and service will produce innovative engineering solutions for complex state, national, and global challenges, both current and future; will grow our national leadership in engineering education and research; and will improve the economic competitiveness, security, and quality of life for all.
  • Tenure-track faculty in the College of Engineering and Applied Science typically hold positions that include 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% leadership and service effort distributions.

What You Should Know

  • The position is anticipated to start in Fall 2024 (August 19, 2024), but a later start date may be negotiated.
  • The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) will use a college-wide search to hire multiple faculty who support the college’s vision while also furthering the campus’ strategic priorities.
  • We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage faculty to apply who will enrich our environment and further our strategic priorities. As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check 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.

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

  • Candidates must have earned a research doctorate (e.g. Ph.D., Sc.D., or equivalent) in engineering, computer science, or a closely related field appropriate to their tenure home by the time of starting a tenure-track faculty appointment.
  • Candidates being considered for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank must meet University standards and unit criteria for tenure and promotion to the designated rank. These criteria generally include having an established and ongoing program of original research, a strong publication record, a demonstrated ability to obtain external funding, and a record of high-quality teaching and mentoring.

What You Will Need

  • A commitment to quality instruction and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, including a willingness to engage a broad range of students in research and scholarly endeavors.
  • An interest in aligning one’s research, teaching, leadership, and service with the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s goal of creating a more inclusive academic culture of excellence.

Special Instructions

Faculty in our college play many roles, including promoting excellence in teaching and mentoring, research, and leadership and service to the university and the profession. 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. Suggestions for preparing application materials can be found at

 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 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 (2-3 pages).
  4. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy: A statement of your experience and plans for teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and developing inclusive pedagogy practices (2-3 pages).
  5. A Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion Statement: A statement on how your teaching, research, and leadership and service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Examples might include scholarly work, efforts to improve access to higher education for underserved individuals or groups, or other contributions to diverse communities. For guidance in writing this statement please see the link: (1-2 pages).
  6. List of References: Please upload a document that lists the name and contact information for references who may be contacted by phone. *Note - during the application process, you will separately be asked to provide the contact information for three (3) references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation later in the search process. These references may be the same or different than those you list on your phone check document.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration please apply by November 10, 2023. Background checks will be conducted for all final candidates.

Note: 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 number: 52179).

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