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Title:  Counselor - Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Employment Type:  Administrative Professional

College:  Engineering

Department:  Colorado State University Mechanical Engineering

Salary:  High $40K’s and commensurate with experience and qualifications

 

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 8, 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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Pool Search-Faculty Members

 

With nearly 1,000 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is the largest program in the Rocky Mountain region, and the third largest major at Colorado State University.   In support of this growth, the department invites applications for several non-tenure track full-time faculty instructors in the broad areas thermodynamics, energy, fluid dynamics, mechanics, manufacturing, robotics and controls.  These positions support the educational mission of the Department and its commitment to provide high-quality educational opportunities in the engineering sciences, engineering experimentation, and engineering design.   The position reports to the Head of the department.

 

A completed Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or closely related field by August 2014 is required.

Preference will be given to those with experience teaching one or more courses in a mechanical engineering undergraduate Baccalaureate program.  Preference will be given to those with a demonstrable commitment to high-quality undergraduate engineering education in the classroom.  Additionally, demonstrated ability to teach laboratory courses, and engineering design courses is desirable.

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Duties of faculty instructors include:

  • taking full responsibility for teaching three courses per semester, the majority of which will be required undergraduate courses in the mechanical engineering program of study;
  • communicating with students, and grading students, in a timely, equitable, and professional manner;
  • abiding by all University faculty requirements and responsibilities;
  • participating with the department faculty in curricular assessment and change commensurate with our ABET accreditation;
  • Assessing one’s courses and generating appropriate changes consistent with the expectations of a high-quality program with high expectations of its students.

Additionally, the instructor may be given responsibility for one or more of our undergraduate laboratories; responsible for the quality, efficacy and learning outcomes of experiments, and modification and change consistent with the department’s goals.

 

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop and teach new courses consistent with the academic goals of the department and its students.

Applicants should email a (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a two-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests including teaching evaluations, and (4) the names and contact information of at least three references to Dr. Patrick Fitzhorn at: Patrick.Fitzhorn@colostate.edu.  Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the positions are filled. The pool will expire on 9/1/14. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

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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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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