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The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at Assistant or Associate Professor rank. 

The successful candidate will be appointed to CSU’s Systems Engineering Department. This search seeks candidates with a systems-centric research and teaching record in the fields of systems engineering, design and optimization, requirements engineering, test and evaluation, model-based systems engineering, and other aspects of systems engineering and systems engineering science.  This position seeks to grow scholarly capacity within the Systems Engineering Department ( Further information about the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering can be found at:

This faculty position is a full-time, regular, nine-month tenured/tenure-track appointment.  Successful candidates are 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. Successful candidates will teach courses and advise students in the Systems Engineering Department and will develop advanced courses in her or his areas of expertise. 

The Systems Engineering Programs began in 2008 and offers graduate level degrees including a Master of Engineering (M.E.), Master of Science (M.S.) a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and a graduate certification in Systems Engineering Practice. The Systems Engineering courses (and all degrees) are offered face-to-face and by distance delivery, synchronously and asynchronously and may include lecture, seminar, and other distance education formats. Its culture is to embrace intellectual creativity at all levels, operating under the principles of openness, inclusiveness, and integrity. The department continues to grow with 36 associated faculty, 8 professional memberships, and a management forum including systems engineering leaders from Woodward, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Northrup Grumman Information Systems, Lockheed Martin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United Launch Alliance (ULA), Hewlett Packard (HP), Merrick & Company, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Boeing Company, Western Digital, and USAF Academy (Colorado Springs, CO).

For more information about the Systems Engineering Department, please visit our web page:

For full consideration, please apply by October 11th, 2020. Applicants will need to upload the following materials to be considered complete:

1) a cover letter clearly indicating how they meet the requirements and preferences of the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a one page statement of teaching interests, 4) a statement of research interests (maximum 3 pages), and 5) a list of names and contact information for at least three professional references.  References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates; 6) and in alignment with the CSU principles of community (, all candidates are required to submit a personal statement on their contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics. The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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 ( 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:

For full job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit:

The Systems Engineering Department at Colorado State University seeks applications for Graduate Teaching Assistant positions throughout the academic year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current or incoming student in an on-campus degree program within the College of Engineering.
  • Enrolled in at least 1 on-campus credit for the semester in which you are assigned a TA position.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with basic systems engineering concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and with initiative

Preferred qualifications:

  • Current or incoming student in an on-campus Systems Engineering degree program.
  • Successful completion of the course(s) for which you are applying to TA or detailed knowledge of the specific course content, gained by previous coursework and/or industry experience.


Teaching Assistants are expected to spend up to 20 hours per week supporting their assigned course(s) throughout the semester. University policy mandates the dates of active employment for TAs to be 4.5 months, which includes the 16 weeks of the semester, one week of fall or spring break, one week for University-scheduled finals, and about one week before or after the semester for preparation and/or wrap-up. The specific number of hours required per week will depend on the enrollment in the course and responsibilities vary depending on the course content. Please check with the professor who teaches the course for specific details.

All courses supported are at the graduate level. The following is a sample list of activities that may be required when serving as a TA for a course:

  • Meet with students as needed to discuss course progress, questions, etc.
  • Meet with supervisors to discuss students’ grades or to complete required grade-related paperwork
  • Demonstrate use of and/or assist students with using specialized software or other classroom tools
  • Assist students and/or instructor with use of course web page (Canvas)
  • Provide instructors with assistance in the use of audiovisual equipment
  • Evaluate and grade examinations, assignments, or papers and record grades
  • Evaluate student work
  • Develop teaching materials, such as syllabi, visual aids, answer keys, supplementary notes, or course Web sites
  • Create technology-based learning materials
  • Return assignments to students in accordance with established deadlines
  • Copy and distribute classroom materials
  • Distribute instructional or library materials
  • Inform students of the procedures for completing and submitting class work, such as projects
  • Notify instructors of errors or problems with assignments
  • Distribute instructional or library materials
  • Attend lectures given by the instructor whom they are assisting
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to the Systems Engineering Office (Engineering 202) or The cover letter should detail:

  • The name(s) of the course(s) for which you would like to TA
  • How you meet our minimum and/or preferred qualifications

Your materials will be kept in a pool, and if an opening becomes available, we will contact you.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of 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.

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.

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering pays differential tuition for all graduate students on a research assistantship (GRA), teaching assistantship (GTA), or other assistantship (GSA).