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Faculty Position - University of Colorado Denver - Mechanical Engineering

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position starting Fall 2016.

This is an open search with no preferred research emphasis.

More details regarding the position, CU Denver, and life in Colorado can be found here:

CU Denver

The Department of Mechanical Engineeringat the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.  CU Denver is Colorado’s number one research funded university, offering comprehensive programs for undergraduate, graduate and health sciences students on two campuses—in Denver and on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty of CU Denver offer 132 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools.  In 2010 the University was awarded more than $421 million in research grants and contracts.  The new Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The Downtown Campus, located in the heart of the Denver’s commercial, cultural and recreational districts, is one of America's most vibrant urban centers, just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the LoDo District and the state capitol.

On both campuses, students, staff and faculty have access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural opportunities.  The campus attracts a diverse population of students, many of whom are non-traditional students.  This diversity is enriched by our commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life from its community members, curriculum, research and community service, allowing for the creation of a learning environment that welcomes, embraces, sustains and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students.

The Mechanical Engineering department, located on the Downtown Campus, offers a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree in Mechanical Engineering accredited by ABET as well as Master’s of Science (MS), Master’s of Engineering (ME), and Engineering and Applied Science Doctor of Philosophy (EAS-PHD) graduate degrees.

Job Responsibilities:  The candidate will be expected develop an externally funded research program. The candidate will also be expected to develop and teach lecture and laboratory courses at all levels of Mechanical Engineering and advise student research.

Required Qualifications:  The candidate must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and have demonstrated expertise in Mechanical Engineering as evidenced by the candidate’s publication record.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.  The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Applications are accepted electronically at  Refer to job posting #F02697.

Review of applications will begin August 2015, and continue until position is filled.  The position is expected to begin August 2016.

Required Application Materials: 

When applying, applicants must include:

1)    A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications

2)    A current CV/resume

3)    The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references

4)    A one-page statement of teaching philosophy

5)    A one-page research plan


Questions should be directed to:

Information about the College of Engineering and Applied Science is at:

The following language must be included in external postings but not required for the Jobs at CU posting. 

Background check

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.  

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