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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

College of Engineering

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position(s) at the level of an assistant professor or associate professor. Candidates with research and teaching expertise in all areas of biomedical engineering and related mechanical engineering areas will be considered, particularly those with the following interests that synergistically strengthen current departmental research and teaching activities.


• Biofluid and biosolid mechanics
• Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
• Biomaterials
• Biomedical imaging
• Biosensors
• Biomedical applications of robotics/controls
• Biomedical applications of systems engineering


This faculty position will be a full-time nine-month appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance the Department's educational programs, and to provide service to the University and broader community. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in our mechanical and biomedical engineering curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. Further information about the Department can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me/.


A Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical or biomedical engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship, and preferably have post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Candidates must exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum and demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity.


Applications and nominations will be considered until the position(s) are filled; however, applications should be received by October 11, 2015 at 11:59pm to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit their application, including a cover letter clearly indicating how their research fits into the department, a curriculum vitae, two-page statement of research interests, one-page statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

Please apply at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/17977.


Questions can be addressed to:
Dr. Seth Donahue
Chair, Biomedical Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
BioFaculty@engr.colostate.edu


Biomedical Engineering @ CSU
The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at Colorado State University integrates strengths in engineering, veterinary and human medicine, and the sciences to transcend typical boundaries, enhance learning, provide breadth and depth to bioengineering education and research (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/sbme/). SBME is an interdisciplinary organization spanning multiple departments and colleges that serves as a nexus for biomedical engineering research and education at CSU. All SBME faculty have their primary faculty appointment and tenure in a home department (e.g., mechanical engineering) and contribute to SBME by teaching SBME courses, advising SBME graduate students, and sitting on SBME committees. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would become a SBME core faculty member. SBME is located in the relatively new Scott Bioengineering Building, an innovative $75M, 122,000 square-foot building, built to LEED Gold standards, that contains classroom and high-tech research space as well as teaching labs, design studios, and study spaces.


Located 60 miles north of Denver, at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins is often ranked among the top places to live in the United States. The City offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. More information on Fort Collins is available at www.ftcollins.com.


Condition for Employment:
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

 

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Energy

College of Engineering

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for at least one tenure/tenure-track faculty position(s) at the level of assistant professor or associate professor. Candidates with research and teaching expertise in energy applications and related mechanical engineering areas are sought to synergistically strengthen current departmental research and teaching activities. Specific areas of interest for this positon include:


• Internal Combustion Engines
• Combustion, Fuels, Chemical Kinetics and/or Catalysis
• Computational and/or Experimental Fluid Mechanics
• Remote Sensing for Energy and Environmental Issues
• Impact of Energy Use on Environment, Climate, Air Quality, Public Health and Policy
• Energy Systems Engineering
• Control of Energy Systems
• Solar and/or Wind Energy


This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance the Department's educational programs, and to provide service to the University and broader community. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in our mechanical engineering curriculum at the undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. levels, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. Further information about the Department can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me/.


A Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required. Successful candidates must demonstrate potential for impactful scholarship, and will preferably have post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Candidates must exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum and demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity.
Applications and nominations will be considered until the position(s) are filled; however, applications should be received by October 11, 2015, at 11:59pm, to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating how their energy research fits into the department, curriculum vitae, maximum one-page statement of teaching interests, up to two-page statement of research interests (including potential funding mechanisms), and names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

Please apply at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/17988


Questions can be addressed to:
Professor Anthony J. Marchese
Chair, Energy Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
EnergyFaculty@engr.colostate.edu


Energy @ CSU
Colorado State University has extensive academic resources and world-class facilities to support academic careers in energy, environment, climate and health. The university has a storied history of pioneering work in energy and today has more than160 faculty and thousands of graduate and undergraduate students in eight colleges developing energy technology; exploring the economic, environmental, and sociological impacts of energy use; and proposing energy policy solutions. The CSU Energy Institute (http://energy.colostate.edu) was established in 2012 as the central, unifying hub of scholarly excellence in energy and serves as the nucleus of CSU’s energy-related research, education, and outreach. The Energy Institute supports numerous multidisciplinary energy related centers including the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL), the Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, the Center for Energy Development and Health, the Center for the New Energy Economy, and the Center for Energy and Behavior. Many of these centers, including the EECL, are located at the newly expanded 100,000 square-foot Powerhouse Energy Campus at CSU. Established in 1992, the EECL is among the nation’s largest academic engine research laboratories with strong ongoing research programs in advanced combustion engines, biofuels, natural gas systems, electric power systems, and energy for the developing world (http://www.eecl.colostate.edu).


Fort Collins, Colorado
Located 60 miles north of Denver, at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins is often ranked among the top places to live in the United States. The City offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. More information on Fort Collins is available at www.ftcollins.org.


Condition for Employment:
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

 

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Materials

College of Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for one or more tenure/tenure-track faculty position(s) at the level of assistant professor or associate professor. Candidates with research and teaching expertise in advanced materials and materials manufacturing and related mechanical engineering areas are sought to synergistically strengthen current departmental research and teaching activities. Candidates working in the broad application areas of energy, health, materials, manufacturing, systems, combustion and design are encouraged to apply. Specific areas of interest include:


• Systems Engineering applied to materials science and the Materials Genome
• Materials development, processing/manufacturing, and applications including: multifunctional; stimuli-responsive; nanomaterials; biomaterials; soft materials; composites; experimental fluid mechanics; etc.
• Materials for manufacturing Photovoltaics and other energy conversion devices
• Computational materials science: multi-scale modeling, shortened development cycles, systems


This faculty position is a full-time nine-month appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance the Department's educational programs, and to provide service to the University and broader community. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in our mechanical engineering curriculum at the undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. levels, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. Further information about the Department can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me/.


A Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship, and preferably have post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Candidates must exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum and demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity.


Applications and nominations will be considered until the position(s) are filled; however, applications should be received by October 11, 2015 at 11:59pm to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating how their materials research fits into the department, curriculum vitae, maximum one-page statement of teaching interests, up to two-page statement of research interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

Please apply at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/17990.


For questions regarding this search, please contact:
Professor Ketul Popat
Chair, Materials Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
MaterialsFaculty@engr.colostate.edu


Materials Science and Engineering @ CSU
CSU has embarked on a new initiative to launch an interdisciplinary School of Advanced Materials Discovery (SAMD) [http://vpr.colostate.edu/SAMD/] initially focused on granting graduate degrees (ME, MS and PhD) in materials science and engineering. SAMD is an interdisciplinary organization spanning multiple departments and colleges that serves as a nexus for materials science and engineering research and education at CSU. All SAMD faculty have their primary faculty appointment and tenure in a home department (e.g., mechanical engineering) and contribute to SAMD by teaching SAMD courses, advising SAMD graduate students, and sitting on SAMD committees. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would become a SAMD core faculty member.


Located 60 miles north of Denver, at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins is often ranked among the top places to live in the United States. The city offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. More information on Fort Collins is available at www.ftcollins.com.


Condition for Employment:
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.


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Microgrid Project Engineer

CSU Energy Institute

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Position Description:
Colorado State University is one of the nation’s premiere land-grant teaching and research universities with a total enrollment of over 25,000. The University consistently has been ranked as a top tier institution by U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges and Universities” and named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as one of the top public universities in terms of educational quality and affordability. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, the campus is located in Fort Collins, a city of approximately 137,000, 65 miles north of Denver. Known as the “Choice City,” Fort Collins provides a unique blend of big city advantages and small town friendliness, making it an attractive and a great place to live.

Colorado State University is engaged in leading edge microgrid research, village electrification, building and campus energy systems, and grid-connected microgrids. CSU is seeking an experienced electrical/controls engineer to lead controls development, controls simulation, and laboratory operations for ongoing programs. The position will be located in the Powerhouse Energy Campus in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. The engineer will develop microgrid controls, complete systems engineering research, integrate partner equipment, supervise student research and assist with proposals and contracting. A potential exists for international travel to Africa and other locations, and for pursuing an advanced degree while working in this position.

CSU Classification:
Full-time, special, 12-month, Administrative Professional funded by 5-3 Sponsored Research funding.


Hours:
This position is a 40 hours/week job (Monday-Friday) with a regular schedule. Normal working hours will be 8:00am to 5:00pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be expected.


Accountability:
This position will report directly the Director of the Electric Power Systems Laboratory - Powerhouse Energy Campus


Salary and Benefits:
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Colorado State University also offers an excellent selection of benefits.


Essential Job Duties:
• Research lead in the Powerhouse Electric Power Systems Laboratory. Responsible for day-todayoperation of the microgrid power laboratory at the Powerhouse Energy Campus, including experimental work, interfacing with partners, reporting results, and conducting independent and unique research work. (http://energy.colostate.edu/p/svm)
• Serve as principal investigator on project proposals, execution and deliverables, working in direct partnership with industry and government partners. Independent decision making, discretion and independent judgement required on daily basis.
• Supervise laboratory and research work of undergraduate and graduate students, to include contributions that will contribute to thesis and dissertation research.
• Develop appropriate analysis and simulation software for laboratory and non-laboratory projects to be used in support of the EPSL research portfolio.
• Manage project budgets, with spending full project spending authority. Purchase, install and maintain equipment in laboratory.
• Assist other laboratory personnel, and research faculty and staff on a collaborative basis.
• Translate simulation results into practical control systems for testing in the InteGrid test facilities.

 

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in software, systems engineering or electrical engineering.
• More than 3 years of experience in control system development
• Demonstrated experience developing software on microcontrollers or PLCs, including interfacing to electrical or electro-mechanical equipment for data acquisition and control.
• Familiarity with simulation tools in general and demonstrated work on MatLab™ and Simulink™.
• Hands-on experience with software development, including object-oriented programming in C++, C# or similar.
• Excellent communications skills
• Demonstrated ability to work constructively with undergraduate and graduate students.


Preferred:
• Master’s degree or equivalent in software, systems engineering or electrical engineering.
• Experience with power system design / simulation / measurement, including interfacing with power metering equipment, long-term data acquisition, etc.
• Experience with real time hardware-in-loop simulation, including Opal-RT or equivalent systems, using SimPowerSystems™ software.
• Experience operating database or server systems for storage of large quantities of experimental data or GIS data.
• Experience with microgrid power systems, village power systems, generator operations, or related areas.
• Prior success organizing technical and business partners and writing grants/proposals.

 

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter that discusses their interest in this position and which documents their experiences relative to the specific duties of this position, listed above. The cover letter will be a significant factor in selection of successful candidate. Please also include the names and contact information (including phone number) of three professional references. Email application materials to: Mac.McGoldrick@colostate.edu.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit materials by December 07, 2015 for full consideration.


Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University 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, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.