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Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering (Mechanical)

Colorado State University - Pueblo
81001, Pueblo (US)
$65,000 - $72,000 per 9-month academic year
Date posted
Mar 6, 2024

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The School of Engineering at Colorado State University Pueblo offers five undergraduate programs (in civil, industrial, and mechatronics engineering, civil engineering technology, and construction management) and two graduate programs in engineering at the master’s level. CSU Pueblo serves a diverse student body and is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world.

The School of Engineering provides engineering courses to support, among other programs, the BS in Civil Engineering (BSCE), the BS in Engineering (BSE) with specialization in mechatronics, BS in Industrial Engineering (BSIE), MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MSISE), MS in Mechatronics Engineering (MSME), a minor in Engineering, a minor in Industrial Engineering, and a pre-Engineering program for students who plan to transfer elsewhere for other engineering majors. The department performs research in engineering and provides service to the college, university, the southern Colorado region, and the world. Engineering labs include an Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Center, metals lab, machine shop, measurement lab, mechatronics lab with computer work stations using NI ELVIS equipment and LabVIEW, nanotechnology lab, virtual reality lab, 3D-printing lab, and a robotics lab. Faculty members are involved in research on energy planning, manufacturing issues in nanotechnology, 3D-printing technologies, biomedical devices, logistics, mathematical models for decision making, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, and engineering education.

This full-time, nine-month position provides teaching service for two Bachelor of Science degree programs and two Master of Science degree programs. The position focuses especially on mechanical engineering.

Engages in scholarly activity when possible to facilitate personal/professional growth and to support the mission of the academic unit.

Engages in service to the department, college, and the University as needed.

 Primary Duties
Teaches baccalaureate and master’s level courses in the engineering program in accordance with program needs. These duties include preparing and presenting course materials; administering appropriate tests; evaluating student outcomes; selecting and ordering texts; preparing, administering, and grading assignments; and assigning final grades.
 Salary Range


*** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position ***

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in an engineering discipline or a closely related field by position start date
    bachelor’s degree (or higher) in engineering
  • Commitment to value diversity, equity and inclusion in engineering education
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in mechatronics
  • Master’s degree in engineering, math or physical science
  • EIT certification or PE license
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: mechanical devices, machine design, automation, manufacturing.
  • An ability to teach a range of courses and willingness to teach engineering sciences including statics, dynamics
  • A record of teaching experience, applied research and support, and relevant industrial experience



All interested candidates must apply through the online application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

 Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

  • a letter of intent (cover letter);
  • a current resume or CV;
  • unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  • three professional references with current contact information within the on-line application or as an attachment
  • Applications submitted without the required attachments above or an application not completed in its entirety will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.
    Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by 11pm Sunday, March 10th, 2024 will receive full consideration.
    About Colorado State University Pueblo
    Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 38 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 15 graduate programs.
    CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the university to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.
    Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
    At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.
    Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical and prescription insurance
  • Dental insurance 
  • Vision insurance 
  • Flexible benefit plan 
  • Basic term life insurance 
  • Voluntary term life and AD&D lnsurance 
  • Long-term disability insurance 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Travel accident insurance 
  • Voluntary critical illness and accident insurance 
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee and dependent tuition discounts
  • State employee discounts via BenefitHub
  • Other incentives include various on-campus event, recreation, and meal discounts.
     About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The university reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
     In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the university's annual security report is available at:
     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the university complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.



Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU-Pueblo’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
Our work is driven by eight guiding principles. At CSU Pueblo, we strive to:
Develop people who have meaningful lives and make significant contributions to their families, communities, and world.
Transform learning and create new opportunities by reimagining academic experiences.
Live sustainably and dedicate resources and focus toward programs and policies that support sustainable living.
Cultivate entrepreneurship by creating educational, economic, cultural, and global innovators
Engage place and embraces our regional histories, diverse cultures, socioeconomic realities, and physical location.
Build knowledge by advancing research and scholarship that serves the public good.
Empower students and promote whole-student success in and out of the classroom.
Impact society and elevate the region through our commitment to the health and well-being of our people and our communities.

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