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Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Laboratory Manager

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is seeking a laboratory manager to provide long-term consistent, professional support of its undergraduate instructional laboratories (Engineering Experimentation, Engineering Materials, Dynamics of Machines and Vibrations, Thermosciences, and Mechatronics and Measurement Systems).   This full-time, 12 month position, reports to the Director of Strategic Planning and Operations and will collaborate with faculty and graduate teaching assistants to design, implement, deliver, assess, and sustain our undergraduate laboratories.

 

The Department’s undergraduate program is the largest in the State with growth expected to continue. This position is fortunate to work with some of the best students in the University, providing the Mechanical Engineering students with strong faculty and staff support services operating in a collegial and professional environment.  The Department has 26 faculty and 6 instructors and offers an ABET accredited BSME degree along with the MS, MEng and PhD degrees in a wide range of research areas. 

 

The successful applicant will:

  • Manage the laboratory staff; including laboratory technician and students employees
  • In conjunction with faculty, develop instructional objectives and assess the effectiveness of the experiments
  • Design an overall approach to all undergraduate laboratories and oversee the laboratory staff in designing and implementing new apparatus, experiments, control software and GUI’s, and infrastructure
  • Develop written laboratory practices, protocols and manuals
  • Manage the Department’s evaluation of its undergraduate teaching laboratories by external constituents including ABET (undergraduate mechanical engineering accreditation)
  • Instruct Teaching Assistants and students in laboratory safety, processes, hardware, software and experimentation  practice
  • Develop laboratory recitations and train Teaching Assistants in the delivery of same
  • Manage the complete student experience in the undergraduate laboratories

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline
  • Five years relevant industry or academic experience in managing or coordinating an instrumentation-related laboratory (eg. metrology, structures, materials, robotics…) 
  • Extensive knowledge of LabVIEW, MATLAB, and solid modeling software
  • Experience with normal office software (spreadsheets, email, word processing…) 
  • Experience with data loggers, sensors (acquisition, installation, application, calibration, recording), controls, experimental methods, statistical data processing, data storage and transfer, and experimental techniques
  • Experience managing personnel, including laboratory technicians or student employees
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet deliverables, including preparation of a detailed plan, timeline and materials list

 

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline
  • Five years relevant industry or academic experience in an experimental laboratory 
  • Demonstrated commitment to high-quality undergraduate engineering education in the classroom
  • Proven ability to teach laboratory courses and engineering design courses
  • Management experience with machine shop operations and equipment, and/or manufacturing (additive and/or subtractive)
  • Demonstrated experience with advanced fiber reinforced composites manufacturing

 

Application Deadline: For full consideration the deadline to apply is Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 11:59pm; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references as a single PDF file to melabmanager@engr.colostate.edu, addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Donald W. Radford.  References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Additional information regarding the Department of Mechanical Engineering research and academic programs can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me.

Commitment to Diversity:

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

 

Condition of 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.

 

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/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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