Open College Positions

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  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
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    The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track chemical and biological engineering faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate will develop, or will have developed, a well-funded research program and actively participate in education and scholarship activities. This search is focused on applicants with interests and expertise in microbiome engineering applied to human, animal, plant or soil biology or environmental systems. Microbiome engineering is an emerging field that aims to move beyond characterization of microbiomes, to manipulate, recombine, and control the collective properties, behaviors, and functions of interdependent microbial communities (i.e., viruses, bacteria, archaea, and microbial eukaryotes, including fungi). 
    This position is part of a University-wide microbiome cluster hire of faculty focused on the functional and structural aspects of microbiomes, and their ecological relevance and applications to human, animal, plant and soil biology and environmental systems. Faculty hired in this cluster will complement and extend ongoing microbiome research in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, the Warner College of Natural Resources, and the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Health and Human Sciences, and Natural Sciences. The candidate hired for this position will be expected to collaborate with other microbiome researchers across campus to enhance interdisciplinary microbiome research.
  • College of Engineering (Dean's Office)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
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    The College of Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at Assistant/Associate Professor rank.  The successful candidate will be appointed to a home department in one of CSU’s five Engineering Departments.  This search seeks candidates with a systems-centric research and teaching record in the fields of systems engineering, cost modeling and optimization, requirements engineering, test and evaluation, model-based systems engineering, and other aspects of systems engineering and systems engineering science.  This position seeks to build scholarly capacity within the College of Engineering Systems Engineering Program (  Further information about the College of Engineering can be found at
    This faculty position is a full-time, regular, nine-month tenured/tenure-track appointment.  Successful candidates are expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally-recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance their Department’s and Systems Engineering’s educational programs, and to provide service to the College of Engineering and broader community.  Successful candidates will teach courses and advise students in both the Systems Engineering Program and in their home department at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise.  The home department and Systems Engineering Program will be responsible for tenure, promotion, and yearly evaluations.
  • Director of Business and Research Support Operations
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    The  Director of Business and Research Support Operations is a full-time senior manager that provides vision and leadership to the college’s business and research support services. The individual in this position oversees approximately 18 full time staff members, and must provide the vision and leadership to integrate EBO and RBO operations. The individual in this position also serves as a strategic advisor to the college leadership on a wide variety of issues related to the research mission of the college. This position is responsible for improvements in business and research related support services, projections of research funding, financial reporting, advice on policy improvements, and providing strong leadership for the staff in the business and research offices. Additionally, the Director represents the college on appropriate university-wide committees and initiatives.  Independent judgment and analytical skills must be exercised to understand, interpret, and manage data and technical information. All areas of responsibility for this position warrant a great deal of independent analysis to determine the best approach to achieve integrated business and research support. This position requires the skills and flexibility to interact effectively with a range of people, such as faculty, researchers, central research and business offices staff, university administrators, college staff, and students. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Operations.
  • Engineering Network Services Program Coordinator - 50% part-time
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    The ENS Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the ENS technical and operational activity needed by the staff and student employees in their work across several CSU locations in Fort Collins. General responsibilities include management of processes involving ENS student employment, management of ENS resources, and oversight of the ENS recharge center. Particular duties within these areas of responsibility include budgetary coordination of software licenses and purchases, all ENS purchasing, equipment tracking from acquisition to inventory to disposal, coordinating warranty repairs, coordinating research computing resources, and budget management.
    This position will start at 20 hours per week and may increase to full-time.  The individual in this position will report to the Director of ENS.
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 17-120: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Applied Data Assimilation
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral fellowship in February 2018 as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to train a new scientist in data assimilation.  Located at CIRA in Fort Collins, Colorado, this fellowship is intended for persons who have completed their Ph.D.’s within the last 3 years and may last up to 3 years contingent upon NSF funding availability.  The individual in this position will be part of the data assimilation group and will work on developing links between non-Gaussian distributions and different atmospheric scale dynamics, converting the hybrid version of WRF-GSI to have a non-Gaussian component, as well as developing and implementing different probability density functions detection algorithms.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
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    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, invites applications and nominations for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate level to start in Fall 2018. Research areas of particular interest include any area within the field of computer engineering.  This nine-month, full-time position will carry a salary commensurate with qualifications.  
    New faculty members will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer engineering; advise graduate and undergraduate students; conduct innovative research; and provide service to the department, the university, and the professional community.
    A successful candidate will have a doctorate in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or related discipline, by the start date of the position; the potential to develop a vibrant sponsored research program; the ability to effectively teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and the interest to serve the department, university, and professional community.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Power Systems Research Engineer
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    With a strong multi-disciplinary focus, the Systems Engineering Program at CSU includes faculty from diverse departments with the university such as Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Biomedical Engineering. In this position, the research engineer will be fortunate to work with some of the best students and faculty across the university and in collaboration with industrial partners to support research on innovative and transformative projects to help solve the world’s most pressing energy challenges. 
    In this role, the research engineer will provide a key role in helping to build and expand CSU’s power system laboratory capabilities, standardize test procedures and data collection, provide information for technical reports, ensure safe operation of the laboratory, and provide mentoring and supervision for undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory. The research engineer will be a key liaison for interactions with external partners conducting research experiments in the laboratory. It is also expected that the research engineer will contribute to research that will result in co-authorship on scholarly publications.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Aerosol and Clouds
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    The Laboratory for Air Quality Research ( and Aerosol and Cloud Research Group (, spanning the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University, have an opening for a post-doctoral researcher in the field of regional air quality/climate modeling. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in a multi-disciplinary research project (funded by DOE-Atmospheric Science Research) focused on improving the representation of organic aerosols and studying the radiative and cloud effects in large-scale three-dimensional models.
    Research will occur under the supervision of Dr. Shantanu Jathar (Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. Jeffrey Pierce (Atmospheric Sciences) at the Powerhouse Energy Campus ( in collaboration with the Dr. Christopher Cappa (Civil and Environmental Engineering) at the University of California Davis.