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Research Scientist II – Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)
Description:
The Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) & Propulsion Laboratory is seeking a research scientist at level II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. The scientist will serve as a key member of the CFD & Propulsion Laboratory, leading an array of research projects, mentoring graduate students, and overseeing administration of laboratory equipment. Specifically, the successful applicant will be responsible for adapting numerical algorithms to achieve high performance on future energy-efficient parallel computer architectures. As a computational scientist, specific duties include formulating mathematical equations and physics models, programming these equations as algorithms, evaluating and optimizing the performance of the algorithms, and writing technical reports. The resulting computational software will be applied to the design, analysis, and optimization of practical low-emission and high-efficiency chemical propulsion systems. The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers that include engineering, computational, and computer scientists as well as applied mathematicians and physicists. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for this opportunity. Offered wage: $104,000 per year. Experience and Skills:
Required:
1. Ph.D. in Aerospace Sciences and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline.
2. Two years post-doctoral experience conducting research in a multi-disciplinary environment with responsibilities that included:
 development of software for complex fluid dynamics problems using C/C++ and Fortran in a Linux HPC cluster environment;
 design, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of software systems using appropriate software engineering methods;
 performance tuning of CFD applications, e.g., load-balancing on complex architectures;
 active interaction with the computer-science community, especially with respect to new programming methodologies.
3. Understanding of the mathematics describing fluid flow, parallel algorithms for CFD, adaptive mesh refinement, and parallel programming languages.
4. Knowledge of programming model design, domain specific languages, and compiler technology in order to liaise with computer science researchers.
5. Demonstrated ability with parallel technologies including MPI, shared-memory programming models (OpenMP, POSIX threads), vector processors (SSE, AVX, Blue Gene dual floating-point units), and accelerators (Cuda, OpenCL).
6. Familiarity with trends and technologies associated with extreme-scale (exascale) architectures.
7. Excellent oral and written communications skills for presentation of research.
8. Demonstrated self-sufficiency in pursuing funding for own research goals, especially on topics related to CFD.
Application Submission: A completed application should include a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, as well as names, telephone numbers and email addresses for four professional references. The complete application should be submitted electronically, as a single PDF document, to Stephanie.rosso@colostate.edu.
Background Check:
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.
This notice is being posted as a result of the filing of an application for permanent alien
labor certification for the job description above.
Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on this application to the Certifying Officer, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Atlanta National Processing Center, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Telephone: (404) 893-0101 FAX: (404) 893-4642

 

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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Temporary, Part-Time Instructor Pool

 Colorado State University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fort Collins, CO

 

The Mechanical Engineering Department hires temporary, part-time faculty from an applicant pool to teach Mechanics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Aerospace, Design, or other mechanical engineering courses as needed.  

Experience and Skills:

Required:

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or closely-related field

Preferred:

  • Previous teaching experience in an engineering discipline in a higher education setting 

Instructors may be hired for a fall, spring and/or summer semester in a given academic year.  Applications will be accepted throughout the year.  Instructors must be willing to work evening and weekends as necessary.

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

Salary: $5,000 to $6,000 per course commensurate with experience

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; however, to be considered for early hiring decisions, spring semester appointments, please submit an application by December 16, 2013. Applications received after December 16, 2013, may be reviewed if additional positions become available.  Hiring decisions will be made prior to the start of the semester the course is offered. 

This pool is valid through June 30, 2014, at which time all applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae that details relevant University teaching and engineering experience, cover letter and the names and contact information of three references to: 

Ms. Stephanie Rosso

(970) 491-8340 with questions.

Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Colorado State University 

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374

METeach@engr.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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                           Research Scientist II – Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)

Faculty Adviser:  Susan James, Professor and Head, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Description:
The Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) & Propulsion Laboratory is seeking a research scientist at level II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University.  The scientist will serve as a key member of the CFD & Propulsion Laboratory, leading an array of research projects, mentoring graduate students, and overseeing administration of laboratory equipment.  Specifically, the successful applicant will be responsible for adapting numerical algorithms to achieve high performance on future energy-efficient parallel computer architectures.  As a computational scientist, specific duties include formulating mathematical equations and physics models, programming these equations as algorithms, evaluating and optimizing the performance of the algorithms, and writing technical reports. The resulting computational software will be applied to the design, analysis, and optimization of practical low-emission and high-efficiency chemical propulsion systems.  The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers that include engineering, computational, and computer scientists as well as applied mathematicians and physicists.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for this opportunity.

Experience and Skills:

Required:

1.   Ph.D. in Aerospace Sciences and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline.

2.   Two years post-doctoral experience conducting research in a multi-disciplinary environment with responsibilities that included:

    • development of software for complex fluid dynamics problems using C/C++ and Fortran in a Linux HPC cluster environment;
    • design, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of software systems using appropriate software engineering methods;
    • performance tuning of CFD applications, e.g., load-balancing on complex architectures;
    • active interaction with the computer-science community, especially with respect to new programming methodologies.

3.   Understanding of the mathematics describing fluid flow, parallel algorithms for CFD, adaptive mesh refinement, and parallel programming languages.

4.   Knowledge of programming model design, domain specific languages, and compiler technology in order to liaise with computer science researchers.

5.   Demonstrated ability with parallel technologies including MPI, shared-memory programming models (OpenMP, POSIX threads), vector processors (SSE, AVX, Blue Gene dual floating-point units), and accelerators (Cuda, OpenCL).

6.   Familiarity with trends and technologies associated with extreme-scale (exascale) architectures.

7.   Excellent oral and written communications skills for presentation of research.

8.   Demonstrated self-sufficiency in pursuing funding for own research goals, especially on topics related to CFD.

 

Application Submission: A completed application should include a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, as well as names, telephone numbers and email addresses for four professional references. The complete application should be submitted electronically, as a single PDF document, to Stephanie.rosso@colostate.edu.

Background Check: 

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.