Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Open College Positions

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  • Atmospheric Science
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Full details Position Summary
    The successful candidate will develop innovative optimal estimation or machine learning methods for both instrument calibration as well as rainfall retrievals.  
    
    This position is funded by both NOAA, NASA, and industry for the purpose of creating accurate and stable hydrologic products used for climate monitoring.   To keep this activity going, the individual in this position will conduct research in these areas as well as apply new results from their own research to directly impact products.  The intercalibration work is based on Optimal Estimation retrieval methods in non-raining atmospheres, while the precipitation retrievals have focused historically on Bayesian methodologies but may expand to Neural Networks, Machine Learning or similar techniques in the future. To keep supporting a variety of U.S. satellite missions and data assimilation activities, the individual in this position will lead/support collaborative projects with other algorithm and data assimilation groups, as well as other institutions.
    
    This position will report to Professor Chris Kummerow.
    
    This is a twelve month appointment with the possibility for extension contingent upon funding and job performance.  A possibility exists for longer term funding.
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Assistant/Associate Faculty-Chemical and Biological Engineering & School of Advanced Materials Discovery
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) in collaboration with the School of Advanced Materials Discovery (SAMD) at Colorado State University is seeking a tenure/tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant or associate professor. A successful candidate will exhibit the potential to develop, or will have developed, a well-funded research program while actively participating in a broad range of education and scholarship activities. This faculty member will have research and teaching expertise in an area bridging chemical and biological engineering and materials science and engineering disciplines that synergistically strengthens current research and teaching activities within the CBE Department and SAMD. Candidates with research areas that have a focus in the engineering of materials at surfaces and interfaces or the development of sustainable materials alternatives broadly defined are of particular interest to CBE and SAMD.
    
    
    This faculty position will be a full-time nine-month appointment with its tenure home held within the CBE Department, with anticipated permanent faculty status (see below) within SAMD. The individual will be expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance the CBE Department’s and SAMD’s educational programs, and to provide service to the University and broader community. A successful faculty member is expected to teach courses in a combination of chemical and biological engineering and materials science and engineering curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and develop advanced courses in their area of expertise. A successful individual is expected to make contributions to both the CBE Department (https://www.engr.colostate.edu/cbe/) and the SAMD (https://www.research.colostate.edu/samd/).
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - OPEN POOL (Chemical and Biological Engineering 2020)
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    The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in Postdoctoral positions within the department in 2020.
    
    PhD graduates receive world-class training, participate in cutting-edge and often interdisciplinary research projects.
    
    More job-specific information will be available as faculty members decide to hire a postdoctoral fellow from the open pool.
    
    The open positions are temporary assignments. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding.
    
    Should your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.
    
    For more information on postdoctoral fellow employment benefits, please visit the Human Resources web page at http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/
  • College of Engineering (Dean's Office)
  • Manager, Career Services - WSCOE
    Full details Position Summary
    The Manager of Career Services oversees the Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program and the Career Readiness program with a focus on enhancing undergraduate (1) recruitment, (2) retention, (3) professional development, and (4) placement. 
    
    The individual in this position will;
    * build and grow a sustainable Cooperative Education program that creates value for industry partners, attracts and retains high achieving students, and enhances the undergraduate experience and employ-ability,
    * administer the Cooperative Education Program in a manner that supports the overall curricular objectives of WSCOE,
    * leverage corporate relationships to grow the program,
    * oversee Career Readiness operations, including Career Fair execution and Career Readiness events and services, and
    * provide strategic vision for WSCOE Career Services program.
  • Research Financial Project Manager - College of Engineering
    Full details Position Summary
    The Research Project Manager (RPM) provides day-to-day financial and project management of a broad range of scientific research projects, working closely with department faculty and senior research scientists to ensure successful on-time and on-budget project completion. The RPM may also play a role in the preparation and submission of scientific proposals to external sponsors, including federal, state and local government agencies, industry, and foundations.
    
    The individual should be capable of coordinating expenditure planning for a varied portfolio of research projects, forecasting and recommending appropriate solutions for any funding shortfalls with respect to support of scientific staff, consumables, scientific equipment, or project travel. This position does not typically execute financial transactions, but fields, reviews, and decides to approve or decline requests for project-related expenditures, in consultation as needed with the project principal investigator (PI).
    
    The successful candidate will possess organizational skills, attention to detail, strong writing ability, and the ability to learn quickly; excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work with individuals and teams of faculty, research scientists, university administrators, and department and college staff. The individual must  possess a strong work ethic, commitment to a quality work product and environment,  and be both proactive and a self-starter, and have the ability to prioritize and deal with frequent interruptions in a fast-paced research environment.
    
    This position reports to the Director of Business and Research Support Operations in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.
    
    This is a full-time Administrative Professional (AP) position located on our Fort Collins campus with a full benefits package; including 10 paid holidays, 24 accrued vacation days, and 15 accrued sick leave days per year, enrollment in group health, life and accident insurance, retirement plan options, work injury benefits, disability insurance, and additional opportunities such as free employee study privilege credits. CSU offers spousal and domestic partner benefits as well. For more information, please visit our Human Resources website: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/
    
    Fort Collins is an attractive community of approximately 170,000 located along the Colorado Front Range at the base of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. The city is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. It consistently ranks high on quality of life measures by numerous publications; see https://www.fcgov.com/visitor/awards for the complete list. 
    
    The Front Range has developed into a high-tech hub with companies such as Woodward, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Broadcomm, AMD, Xilinx, Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman located in or near Fort Collins. The city offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. For more information on Fort Collins, check out the City’s website: www.visitftcollins.com.
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 18-133: Satellite Infrared Sounder Researcher
    Full details Position Summary
    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.
  • 20-102: Financial & Administrative Assistant
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    The individual in this position will report to the CIRA Assistant Director and provide financial and administrative support to CIRA Staff. Specifically, the individual in this position will perform as a financial and administrative generalist and during times of high work volume or absences, will provide back up to administrative team members.  The individual in this position will provide a high level of customer service by interacting with others in a polite and professional demeanor through e-mail, voicemail, telephone conversations, and face-to-face interactions.  The individual in this position will work both independently and as a part of the CIRA Administrative team, and use Kuali Financial System (KFS), Kuali Research (KR), and other university systems to perform daily duties.
  • 20-104 Software Developer
    Full details Position Summary
    The person in this position will develop new software and provide a broad range of research, development, and program support for the AQPI project.  They will provide technical support for users of the AQPI system, including water agencies from nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. The individual will closely communicate with developers and users from a wide array of technical backgrounds and with varying levels of computer system expertise. They will assist in the development of a prototype system that will provide the complete coupling of water flowing from cloud to ground to river to ocean and providing the information tailored to meet water agency needs. This individual will report to the CIRA Associate Director.
  • Numerical Weather Prediction Data Assimilation Development and Model Evaluation
    Full details Position Summary
    This is a two-year position with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding and performance. The individual in this position will report to the CIRA Sr Project Manager and work in collaboration with other mathematic model developers in GSL, as well as the broader community, testing and refining mathematical algorithms for assimilation of observations and data impact assessments.  The Assimilation Branch conducts innovative research on use of conventional and novel observations for initialization of atmospheric and coupled earth systems models. 
    
    This position will develop mathematical techniques and computer software systems to improve use of satellite-based fire detection and aerosol optical depth products, indicating the onset of wildfires, their emissions and local conditions in areas surrounding wildfires. Aerosols and particulates produced by a wildfire also exert feedback effects on the surrounding weather, and this position will improve modeling of this influence. To improve the accuracy of a high-resolution convection allowing model (CAM), they will implement an assimilation procedure to improve initial distributions of aerosol tracers that influence wildfire-weather feedback.  They will assimilate satellite-based aerosol optical depth (AOD) to improve modeling of interactions of aerosol tracers with radiation and microphysics, which should yield improved forecasts of temperature, winds, and moisture. NOAA’s Finite Volume-3 (FV3)-based Unified Forecast System (UFS) is the modeling system that will be used, along with the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) analysis package, transitioning to the Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI) software.  They will work within a data assimilation team, with additional work on complementary projects.
    The position title of Research Scientist I will apply to the finalist with a PhD and limited (less than 3 years) research experience.  Position title of Research Scientist II will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD plus more than 3 years of experience testing and evaluating data assimilation systems.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant or Associate Professor
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, invites applications and nominations for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate level to start in Fall 2020. Candidates are sought with interests that complement and expand upon current research and teaching activities in the Department. Applicants in all areas will be considered. Research areas of particular interest include computer engineering, data sciences, photonics and quantum materials and devices, high intensity lasers and applications, and radars.  This nine-month, full-time position will carry a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
    
    New faculty members will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical and/or computer engineering; advise graduate and undergraduate students; conduct innovative research; and provide service to the department, the university, and the professional community.
    
    A successful candidate will have a doctorate in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or related discipline, by the start date of the position; the potential to develop a vibrant sponsored research program; the ability to effectively teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and the interest to serve the department, university, and professional community. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  This is a full-time, nine-month faculty position.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Assistant/Associate Professor-Energy
    Full details Position Summary
    This tenure track faculty member will have research and teaching expertise in energy applications and related mechanical engineering areas to synergistically strengthen current departmental research and teaching activities. Specific areas of interest for this faculty member include:
    
    • Energy Systems Engineering
    • Internal Combustion Engines
    • Combustion, Fuels, Chemical Kinetics and/or Catalysis
    • Impact of Energy Use on Environment, Climate, Air Quality, Public Health and Policy
    • Control of Energy Systems
    • Solar and/or Wind Energy
    • Energy Storage Systems
    • Transportation and Propulsion Systems
    • Smart buildings / infrastructure / connected communities and related
    
    This faculty position is a full-time, nine month appointment. Successful candidates will be 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. 
    
    This faculty member will 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 areas of expertise. 
    
    Further information about the Department can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me/.
  • ME Undergraduate Labs Engineer
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is seeking a lab support engineer to provide long-term consistent, professional support of its instructional laboratories (materials science and engineering, thermo/fluids, dynamics and vibrations, and mechatronics). The individual will be working with faculty/staff members and graduate/undergraduate students at the university in support of instructional laboratories, and be responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the equipment in the undergraduate laboratories; this includes but is not limited to: trouble shooting, installing, repairing, and reconfiguring lab equipment, data acquisitions systems and software packages. The selected individual will also develop written laboratory practices, implement new apparatus and control software, while supervising and observing undergraduate students and ensuring undergraduate labs are operated in a safe manner.
  • Mechanical Engineering Adjunct Faculty - Open Pool
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for positions of Adjunct Faculty:
    * Instructor
    * Senior Instructor
    * Master Instructor
    * Assistant Professor
    * Associate Professor
    * [Full] Professor
    
    Adjunct Faculty typically have significant experience in industry or academia and want to work part-time by teaching 1-2 courses per semester or 1-2 courses per academic year.  They are needed to teach Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses, including Intro to Mechanical Engineering, Problem Solving, Freshman and Sophomore Design, Mechatronics, Experimentation, Thermodynamics, Fluids, Dynamics of Machines, Heat and Mass Transfer, Materials, and Machine Design.  Adjunct Faculty are also needed to support new Undergraduate Concentrations in Aerospace Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.  Should your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted. More job-specific information will be available at that time.
    
    Individuals selected for these positions will be assigned one of the six working titles listed above based on education and experience.  Specifically, selected individuals who have an MS will have a working title of Instructor, Senior Instructor, or Master Instructor; selected individuals who have a PhD will have a working title of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. 
    
    Within those two working titles, selected individuals who have > 5 years of experience will have a working title of Senior Instructor or Associate Professor; selected individuals who have > 10 years of experience will have a working title of Master Instructor or [Full] Professor.
  • Mechanical Engineering Non-Tenure-Track Faculty - Open Pool
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    The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for positions of Non Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF):
    * Instructor
    * Senior Instructor
    * Master Instructor
    * Assistant Professor
    * Associate Professor
    * [Full] Professor
    
    NTTF are needed to teach Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses, including Intro to Mechanical Engineering, Problem Solving, Freshman and Sophomore Design, Mechatronics, Experimentation, Thermodynamics, Fluids, Dynamics of Machines, Heat and Mass Transfer, Materials, and Machine Design. Faculty are also needed to support new Undergraduate Concentrations in Aerospace Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.  
    
    Should your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted. More job-specific information will be available at that time.
    
    Individuals selected for these positions will be assigned one of the six NTTF working titles listed above based on education and experience. Specifically, selected individuals who have an MS will have a working title of Instructor, Senior Instructor, or Master Instructor; selected individuals who have a PhD will have a working title of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.
    
    Within these two working titles, selected individuals who have > 5 years of experience will have a working title of Senior Instructor or Associate Professor; selected persons who have > 10 years of experience will have a working title of Master Instructor or [Full] Professor.  
    
    For more information on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty (NTTF) benefits, please visit the Human Resources web page at http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/fap-insplans.html.
  • WSCOE 19-102: Technology Researcher
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Fellowship in sustainability analysis.  This fellowship is intended to start on or before June 1, 2019, and the individual in this position will work at the CSU PowerHouse Energy Campus and report to the project PI and collaborate with the Manager of the Power Systems Research and Development Group.  He/She will work with a team of researchers to understand and communicate the environmental impact of various methods of driving compressors.   This work will be done with temporal and geographic resolution and will include collaboration with industrial partners to accurately characterize performance.  In addition, this work will include evaluation of the economics of the different solutions through techno-economic analysis.  The individual in this position will leverage modeling tools, web services, data, stakeholder relationships, and institutional knowledge and present results to stakeholders and through peer reviewed publications.
  • Systems Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Open Pool (Systems Engineering Department
    Full details Position Summary
    This is an open pool posting and applicants will be contacted only if a position becomes available. Please apply with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. This pool expires June 30, 2020. 
    
    The Department of Systems Engineering (https://www.engr.colostate.edu/se) at Colorado State University (Fort Collins campus) invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship positions to pursue research in design, optimization, assessment, and/or management of complex engineered systems.  Postdoctoral fellows will engage in groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary research in close collaboration with research groups in the Systems Engineering Department and other departments at CSU. Candidates with a demonstrated research background in one or more of the following topics are encouraged to apply: 
    1. Energy Systems 
    2. Automotive Systems 
    3. Transportation Systems 
    4. Human Factors 
    5. Cybersecurity  
    6. Model-based Systems Engineering
    7. Design optimization, controls, and analytics. 
    
    More job-specific information will be available as search committee members decide to hire from this open pool.
    The open positions are temporary assignments.  Assignments are 6-12 months, can be extended up to 2 years.  Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding.
    Should your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.  For more information on postdoctoral fellow employment benefits, please visit the Human Resources web page at: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/