The Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES)
at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a
to teach in its undergraduate program.
The instructor will be a member of the AES faculty and will
participate in course development and assessment, faculty
governance, and university service.
Candidates are sought who have an MS or PhD degree in either
aerospace, aeronautical, or astronautical engineering, or a closely
related field or equivalent industry experience. Applicants must
possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with
the ability to teach and work in a highly collaborative
environment. Preference will be given to applicants with prior
university teaching experience, years of experience, and graduate
Applicants are encouraged to visit the Smead Aerospace Engineering
Sciences website ( http://www.colorado.edu/aerospace
understand the educational mission of the department and the
specific courses that are taught in the undergraduate curriculum
and how they would specifically contribute to offering these
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 Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering
Sciences is nationally known for teaching and research that address
both challenges and opportunities facing the aerospace profession.
Students work extensively on hands-on experiments in the Practical
Innovation Through Learning, Observation and Teaching (PILOT)
Laboratory and design projects alongside expert faculty in the
department's world-class research centers. CU aerospace alumni are
working at top companies and research labs, including the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, The Boeing Company,
and Lockheed Martin.
We are home to 58-tenure track, research, and instructional
faculty, over 675 graduate students and 1200 undergraduates. Our
vibrant community of engineers and scientists tackle challenges in
aerospace technology and science.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Viable candidates should be capable of teaching a wide range of
undergraduate aerospace engineering courses in both lecture and
laboratory formats. Candidates are expected to fit into curriculum
groups focused on a) structures, materials, and structural dynamics
or b) aerospace design and system engineering. These areas include
courses related to statics and structural analysis, experimental
and computational methods, material science for aerospace
engineers, aerospace vehicle design and performance, and mechanics
of materials. Engineering design or operational experience in one
or both of these areas is ideal. An understanding and appreciation
for aerospace engineering fundamentals, as well as excellent
management, communication, and organizational skills, along with a
willingness to learn quickly, is required. A successful candidate
in this position will teach multiple courses during the academic
year and summer terms. This instructor position typically has
effort allocations of 80% teaching and 20% service, however these
allocations are negotiable for a highly qualified applicant.
Research is typically not included in this position, unless related
to engineering education.
What You Should Know
Candidates who are invited for an in-depth interview will be
expected to conduct a lecture in one or more of the topics
identified in this opening. The University of Colorado Boulder
conducts background checks for all final applicants.
What We Can Offer
The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $95,000
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
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What We Require
Candidates must have a graduate degree from an accredited
institution or equivalent industry experience. They should also
have professional experience teaching at the University
What We Would Like You To Have
- Experience teaching both large (100+ students) and small
- Experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- CV or Resume.
- Cover letter (addressed to Smead Aerospace Engineering
Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder).
- Statement of teaching philosophy and interests which are
relevant to the Aerospace Engineering curriculum.
- Names and contact information for four (4) references.
- Additionally, you will need to separately enter contact
information for three (3) references who will be contacted to
provide letters of recommendation and additional materials, if
needed, as the search progresses. These references can be from the
above list. Reference letters should come from advisors, mentors or
colleagues who can speak to your professional performance and
- Optional: Transcripts/Proof of degree
- Optional: Diversity and Inclusion Statement
- Optional: Student/Course evaluations
Applications submitted by September 15, 2021
full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
Posting Contact Information
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