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Academic Support Coordinator (ASC)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

Colorado State University

 

The department of mechanical engineering has experienced rapid growth in the last several years, now nearing 1,000 undergraduates.  This places the department among the top five programs at Colorado State.  This growth has placed a significant burden on a crucial resource – strong, supportive, professional academic counseling of our students.  In light of this growth, and in support of this critical service, the department announces a search for an Academic Support Coordinator (ASC).  This is a 12-month, full-time administrative professional position.

 

The ASC is a key figure in the department’s commitment to providing students with the assistance, guidance and resources necessary to be successful.  The primary functions of the ASC, in collaboration with department faculty and staff, are to foster successful transition to the university environment by students in their initial semesters, promote discipline awareness to help ensure appropriate choice of major, foster student engagement with faculty advisors, mentors and other student services at critical points, and promote timely graduation. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Academic Counseling

  • foster a welcoming, safe environment for current students, prospective students and their families;
  • engage in proactive outreach to ensure that students (even those reticent to participate) are connected to academic support services;
  • treat each student as an individual, with individual needs, goals and paths, while working within a highly lock-stepped curriculum;
  • work closely with incoming students (freshmen and transfers) to foster successful transition to the university and the department;
  • participate in department-level interventions, and in collaboration on cross-campus student interventions where appropriate;
  • take personal responsibility and professional pride in providing quality academic counseling to undergraduates with the goal of timely graduation, with special attention to patterns of student success and/or difficulty;
  • develop familiarity with issues faced by certain student populations (e.g., non-traditional students, non-majority gender students, students of color, first generation college students, transfer students,…) and develop advising approaches accordingly;
  • become cognizant of all requirements for graduation for the ME and ME-BIOM degrees, including ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) requirements and the All University Common Core (AUCC);
  • engage students with faculty at points where detailed, discipline-specific knowledge and perspective will best address student needs;
  • for each student in the counseling caseload, create a short-term and long-term plan for timely graduation, customized to that student’s needs and goals;
  • maintain student records including DARS, counselor comments, and individual records associated with each student’s progress through the program of study; and
  • understand and meet the professional obligations of FERPA.

 

Student Retention

  • partner with other ASCs, the faculty of the department, and other support services and professionals, to engender a strong support community fostering retention;
  • serve as an advocate for students when appropriate, both within department and to the university community;
  • understand and link students to the complete spectrum of CSU student services (such as mentoring, tutoring, advising, counseling, health center, RDS services…) to provide students with the assistance, guidance and resources necessary to be successful;
  • supervise MESA – the Mechanical Engineering Student Advisers – an academic peer-mentoring program linking students with students to support a sense of academic community; and
  • assist the associate head for undergraduate studies with mentoring of students of risk (academic probation, precipitous grade decline, poor academic performance in one or more classes, other risks as identified by the ASC).

 

 

Recruitment and Orientation

  • engage in and enhance summer and fall advising and orientation meetings with incoming students, enriching major-specific advising, and establishing at orientation a strong and continuous relationship with students;
  • link visiting students and their families with university tours and department tours; and
  • assist and/or deliver addresses to prospective students, and address questions from prospective students and their families.

 

Academic Assessment

  • use data-informed academic counseling by using quantitative and qualitative assessment tools in the counseling process; and
  • work with the associate head for undergraduate studies to:
    • assess current advising support services with an eye toward modifying current services, or establishing new services, with a quantifiable benefit to the student population,
    • track cohort success indicators – year-to-year cohorts, cohorts of students based on diversity indicators,  
    • measure progress toward graduation and quantify determining factors,
    • track ABET requirements and outcomes, and
    • assess requests for waivers and substitutions ensuring such are ethical and equitable.

 

Collaboration

  • contribute as a member of the undergraduate team – associate head and ASCs – in identifying and providing new methods and actions in academic support of students;
  • participate in academic course and program change requests in order to understand and have positive influence on the process;
  • liaise with department and college faculty/staff responsible for student chapters of professional organizations (ASME, AIAA, Tau Beta Pi, Engineers without Borders, FSAE…), Study Abroad experiences, the Professional Learning Institute (PLI), job fairs, internships, coop opportunities, NSF REU programs, scholarships, fellowships, mentorship in our research laboratories, … to ensure that our students are fully aware of these opportunities and understand their near-term and life-long benefits;
  • participate in a variety of organizations and professional development opportunities such as NACADA (Region 10 and nationally, CSU ASC meetings…); and
  • actively participate in the on-campus network of ASCs to share best practices with the ASC community.

Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Psychology, Counseling, Student Affairs or related human-studies content area; experience working directly and positively with students in a college/university setting; and a demonstrable commitment to diversity.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any area plus a Master’s degree in Human Development, Psychology, Counseling, Student Affairs or related human-studies content area; strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively; strong oral communication skills in one-on-one, one-on-several, and in group presentations; relevant computer skills; and a demonstrated ability to be meticulous in detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

 

Salary and Benefits:  Expected starting salary is $35,000+ with full benefits, commensurate with education and experience.

 

Proposed Start Date:  November 1, 2014 or as soon thereafter as feasible.

 

Application Deadline: The full consideration deadline to apply is Monday October 6, 2014 at 11:59pm, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Apply electronically by emailing a cover letter specifically addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications and describing your education, experience, qualifications and skills specifically related to the position description, resume, and the names and contact information for three references, in one PDF document, to the attention of Denise.Morgan@colostate.edu. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates to: Please note Mechanical Engineering Counselor/Academic Support Coordinator in the subject line.

 

Patrick Fitzhorn, Search Chair

Patrick.Fitzhorn@colostate.edu

 

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.

 

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Title:  Counselor - Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Employment Type:  Administrative Professional

College:  Engineering

Department:  Colorado State University Mechanical Engineering

 

Colorado State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking a full time program coordinator to manage the undergraduate program. Mechanical Engineering is comprised of approximately 30 faculty, 1000 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. The program coordinator will work closely together with the associate chair for undergraduate studies (a faculty position) and two professional academic advisers to support the undergraduate student population through advising and a variety of programs designed to assist students in developing academic plans, making critical transitions, and connecting with campus resources.  This is a 12-month, full-time administrative professional position.   Applicants are encouraged to visit the department at:  http://www.engr.colostate.edu/me/

 

The successful candidate will be a pivotal figure in coordinating the undergraduate program, including academic advising of the undergraduate student population. He/she will have a strong dedication to the department and students and demonstrate the ability to think creatively, analytically, and strategically. The candidate will have demonstrated collaborative leadership skills with the ability to work independently in coordinating and managing multiple project areas effectively and efficiently. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience working with confidential information, will have experience working with diverse students and faculty, and will exhibit a service oriented, proactive work style.  Additionally, as a professional position, the candidate should be enthusiastic about continuous learning.  As part of the regular responsibilities, the candidate may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3 years experience advising, counseling, and/or providing academic program oversight and academic support for students;
  • demonstrated experience with academic advising of students in a one-on-one setting;
  • proven ability to coordinate multiple projects effectively and efficiently;
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Access;
  • excellent organizational and communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal, and public speaking); and
  • demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any area plus a Master’s degree in Human Development, Psychology, Counseling, Student Affairs, Higher Education or related human/educational content area;
  • demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, collaborating, and supervising academic programs;
  • demonstrated experience developing and heading intervention strategies for supporting the academic success of students;
  • ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment while exhibiting flexibility, strong work ethic, patience and creativity;
  • demonstrated ability to lead a team and to work as a member of a team;
  • experience with Oracle and Banner software systems.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Advising:

 

  • Will be cognizant of current departmental, University, college, and ABET requirements necessary for undergraduate students to obtain their Mechanical Engineering degree.
  • Coordinate advising and advise current and prospective students on academic requirements, scheduling of classes, semester-to-semester academic path, and administrative procedures related to academics.
  • Advise students on review of transfer evaluation of coursework and clarify and recommend any needed reevaluations.
  • Help students develop plans to improve GPA and overcome academic difficulties.
  • Process documents related to graduation, overrides, exceptions, appeals, study abroad, military, athletics, and other advising related issues.
  • Work within FERPA guidelines.
  • Maintain and disseminate advising related information to prospective, current, and former students.
  • Evaluate credentials for graduating seniors to determine if departmental, university and ABET requirements have been met.
  • Communicate with the Registrar, Degree Office and Payroll staff as needed while supporting students.
  • Document appointment notes.

 

Administrative:

  • Oversee administrative support for the curriculum course and program changes in order to have positive influence on the process.
  • Help maintain accurate and current information on the Mechanical Engineering Department website.
  • Manage the teaching schedule for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • Manage departmental records, spreadsheets and databases related to the undergraduate and graduate program and students.
  • Act as a resource for faculty in the department.
  • Serve on department, college and university committees as needed.
  • Continuously assess undergraduate program for quality improvements.
  • Support and lead program development and implementation.
  • Additional responsibilities as determined by departmental needs.

 

Recruitment and Retention:

  • Maintain knowledge of Colorado State University campus resources, information systems, and university, college, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Act as a positive representative for the Mechanical Engineering Department and a positive role model for students.
  • Meet with prospective students and families.
  • Facilitate faculty to student interactions.
  • Coordinate Mechanical Engineering advising team participation in university and college events such as Ram Welcome, Commencement, Ram Orientation, and Engineering recruitment events.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with CSU cultural centers, academic departments, program coordinators, student groups, and university resources.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of overall departmental goals and priorities.

 

Application Deadline: The full consideration deadline to apply is September 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm MST, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Apply electronically by emailing a cover letter specifically addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references, in one PDF document, to the attention of the search chair. Please note Mech Program Coordinator Application in the subject line. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.

Ms. Melissa Reese, Search Chair

Melissa.Reese@colostate.edu

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

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Assistant/Associate Faculty Position

Control Systems

 Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor, although the rank of associate professor will be considered with commensurate experience.  Candidates with research and teaching expertise in controls with applications to robotics, mechatronics and other related mechanical engineering areas will be given preferential consideration.  Candidates with expertise in controls systems and their applications to the broad application areas of energy, health, materials, manufacturing, systems, combustion and design who could collaborate with current Mechanical Engineering faculty are also encouraged to apply.

This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month appointment.  Successful candidates are 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 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 engineering or a closely related field, by start date, is required. Candidates must demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship and exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Preferably, candidates will have post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Demonstration of a personal and professional commitment to diversity is encouraged.

Applications and nominations will be considered until the position is filled; however, applications should be received by October 31, 2014 at 11:59pm to ensure full consideration.  Applicants should submit a cover letter (clearly indicating how their controls research fits with current department expertise), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests (maximum one page), statement of research interests (maximum three pages), and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.  References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.  Please email this material in one PDF document to:

Professor Christian Puttlitz

Chair, Faculty Search Committee 

Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Colorado State University 

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374 

MechFaculty@engr.colostate.edu 

 

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 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. 

 

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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NOTICE of FILING of PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor. This position requires candidates with research and teaching expertise in computational modeling and simulation of energy systems or advanced materials. Candidates are sought with interests that complement and expand upon current departmental research and teaching activities. The successful candidate will utilize computational models to simulate physical processes with emphasis on applying the models to engineering systems of interest in the energy or materials area. Applications in energy include energy production and conversion devices and systems, combustion and plasmas, propulsion and aerospace, and emissions and environmental impacts. Applications in advanced materials include manufacturing, materials for energy conversion, energy storage and fuel production, and composite materials. Biomedical engineering applications will not be considered.


This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. Successful candidates are 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 completed Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by May 2014 is required. Successful candidates should have experience in grant writing and demonstrated ability to secure external funding for research and scholarly activities. Candidates must exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, as demonstrated by some type of teaching experience in a higher education setting. Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship, and preferably have post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests have a collaborative emphasis with others in the department and across the University.


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


Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications should be received by January 17, 2014 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating how their computational modeling research fits into the department, curriculum vitae, maximum one page statement of teaching interests, up to three 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 email this material in one PDF document to:
Professor Azer Yalin
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
MechFaculty@engr.colostate.edu

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.
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.

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