Open College Positions

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  • Atmospheric Science
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the dynamics and physics of the climate system. We solicit candidates with expertise in geophysical fluid dynamics, coupling between clouds and radiation, climate dynamics, and/or planetary atmospheres across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Candidates will be considered at the assistant or associate professor level.
    The new faculty member will be expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally recognized research program supported through external funding, complement and expand upon current research and teaching activities, and provide service to the University and broader community. She/he will contribute to teaching and intellectual leadership in our atmospheric science curriculum at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels by teaching courses in the Department’s core graduate curriculum, advising graduate students, and developing advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. Further information about the Department can be found at http://www.atmos.colostate.edu.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Atmospheric Science
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    The person selected for this position will conduct collaborative research to advance the prediction of excessive rainfall through post-processing of numerical weather prediction (NWP) model output.  This person will contribute to ongoing work to apply machine learning algorithms to observations and NWP models, and will work alongside NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Hydrometeorology Testbed (HMT) to use these methods to improve WPC forecast products.  
    
    The position will report to Associate Professor Russ Schumacher.
    
    This position is for one year, and is renewable for a second year, pending satisfactory performance.
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 18-128: Satellite Training Liaison
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a Research Associate II position to collaborate with scientists and instructors at the National Weather Service’s Office of the Chief Learning Officer (NWS/OCLO) and the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) in Fort Collins, CO.  The individual in this position will report to the CIRA Training Team Lead and assess training gaps and provide meteorological expertise in support of training and education efforts in applying the latest geostationary and polar orbiting satellite imagery and products to the warning decision making process.
  • 18-133: Satellite Infrared Sounder Researcher
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill one or two Postdoctoral Fellowships in satellite infrared sounding and assimilation of such data into Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models. These Postdoctoral Fellowships are 1-year positions with a possibility of extension for an additional year. The individual(s) in these fellowship(s) will be members of the CIRA Meteorological Satellite Applications team supporting NOAA’s Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) located in Ft. Collins, CO, and will report to the project team lead. Specifically, the individual(s) in these fellowship(s) will research, develop, and create synthetic hyper-spectral mid-wave infra-red datasets utilizing the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) that will be tested and demonstrated within the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) data analysis and assimilation framework for NOAA/NWS NWP models. The goal of this project is to evaluate and demonstrate the extent to which future small satellite observations can be quickly and robustly assimilated within operational weather models during the short life span of the resource. The individual(s) in these fellowship(s) will have latitude to conduct their research, including use of physical or artificial intelligence-based methodologies, and will be expected to establish strong partnerships with both CIRA research staff and sponsors.
  • 18-134 Aviation Weather Testbed Specialist-Meteorologist/Developer
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    This position is a first level, introductory researcher of Meteorology, with potential for considerable growth. The individual in this position will work closely with aviation partners and a federal advisor to improve NWS aviation weather services using research to create, test, and implement meteorological tools. The selectee will report to an on-site CIRA Supervisor, James Henderson at AWC and work closely with NWS federal collaborators.
    
    This position may be required to provide operational support during non-business hours, as the AWC is responsible for providing operational products 24×7.
  • 18-136: Tropical Cyclone Product Developer and Facilitator
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and Colorado State University (CSU) seek to hire a Tropical Cyclone Product Developer and Facilitator, to be located in Fort Collins, CO.  Position title of Research Associate I will apply to the finalist who possesses a Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, computer science, or closely related field and 1 year of experience working with geophysical data analysis; otherwise the title of Research Associate II will apply to the finalist with a Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, computer science, or closely related field and 3 or more years of experience working with geophysical data analysis.
    
    The individual in this position will report to the Tropical Cyclone Specialist/Project PI and work with an interdisciplinary team of atmospheric researchers and hurricane forecasters to develop and implement tropical cyclone products for the National Hurricane Center (NHC).  He/She will coordinate with researchers and stakeholders to facilitate the transition of research to operations in the Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series (GOES-R) Proving Ground.  The individual in this position must have a combination of strong communication and project management skills, the ability to program and implement products on operational computing systems, and the understanding of the underlying science to evaluate the implemented tropical cyclone products.
    
    The individual in this position will read, analyze, and plot atmospheric and oceanic datasets, and evaluate products based off those datasets and theoretical understanding of tropical cyclones, and so must have at least a BA/BS in atmospheric science, computer science or a related field, and related experience.  Products at NHC are run in an automated operational environment, so the individual in this position must also have experience in the use of Fortran, shell scripting, and/or Python and should possess experience in writing automation software.  Experience working on NOAA operational computing systems is preferred.  The individual in this position will need to work closely with university, federal, and private sector researchers/developers and NHC staff, and will travel to NHC (www.nhc.noaa.gov) in Miami, FL on a regular basis.  The individual in this positon must have ability to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI, federal background check) in order to access federal computer systems.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Assistant/Associate Professor - Systems Engineering
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    The College of Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at Assistant/Associate Professor rank.  The successful candidate will be appointed to the Systems Engineering Program and Department starting between Spring and Fall, 2019.  This search seeks candidates with a systems-centric research and teaching record focused on improving the theory and practice of model-based systems engineering applied to complex systems and enterprises.  This position seeks to build scholarly capacity within the College of Engineering Systems Engineering Program (www.engr.colostate.edu/se) Further information about the College of Engineering can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu.The successful candidate must have current and comprehensive knowledge of system architecture, systems engineering, modeling theory, computer-aided design, design representation, system performance modeling and prediction with practical applications to modern, complex systems of practical importance.  
    This faculty position is a full-time, regular, nine-month tenured/tenure-track appointment.  The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally-recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance Systems Engineering’s educational programs, and to provide service to the College of Engineering and broader community.  The successful candidate will teach courses and advise students in the Systems Engineering Program, and will develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise.  The Systems Engineering Program will be responsible for tenure, promotion, and yearly evaluations.
  • Assistant/Associate Professor-Cyber Security
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    The College of Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at Assistant/Associate Professor rank.  The successful candidate will be appointed to the Systems Engineering Program and Department starting between Spring and Fall, 2019.  This search seeks candidates with a systems-centric research and teaching record focused on improving the theory and practice of cybersecurity applied to complex systems and enterprises.  This position seeks to build scholarly capacity within the College of Engineering Systems Engineering Program (www.engr.colostate.edu/se) The state of Colorado has identified cybersecurity as a top priority and has provided substantial resources. The successful candidate must have current and comprehensive knowledge of the prevailing cybersecurity environment, including current and evolving threats, countermeasures, advanced technologies, and methodologies to define and implement resilient system security. Specific areas of interest include multidisciplinary systems cybersecurity, multiple pathways, and systems/data design and architecture, tying to security analytics. Further information about the College of Engineering can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu.
    This faculty position is a full-time, regular, nine-month tenured/tenure-track appointment.  The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally-recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance Systems Engineering’s educational programs, and to provide service to the College of Engineering and broader community.  The successful candidate will teach courses and advise students  in the Systems Engineering Program, and will develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise.  The Systems Engineering Program will be responsible for tenure, promotion, and yearly evaluations.
  • Department Head-Mechanical Engineering
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    The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department at CSU is recognized both nationally and internationally for excellence in education, research, and service and outreach programs, and is ranked in the top 60 of such programs in the USA. The Department Head of Mechanical Engineering will report to the Dean of the WSCOE and provide visionary leadership for 34 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 4 non-tenure track faculty, 9 staff, 1002 undergraduate students and 120 graduate students, of which 46 are at the Ph.D. level, 58 are at the M.S. level, and 16 are at the M.E. level. The faculty, research associates and students in the ME Department are extremely active in conducting cutting edge research in numerous areas of mechanical engineering and are supported by numerous federal agencies including NIH, NASA, DOE, CDC, NRC, EPA, DOL, and DHS.  Research expenditures for the ME Department at CSU exceeded $7.17M for FY2018. Further information is available at the department website, http://www.engr.colostate.edu/me/index.shtml.