ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: ADVANCED MATERIALS
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for one
tenure/tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor or associate professor.
Candidates with research and teaching expertise in advanced materials and materials manufacturing
and related mechanical engineering areas are sought to synergistically strengthen current
departmental research and teaching activities. Specific areas of interest include:
• Multifunctional Materials
• Advanced Materials Characterization
• High Temperature Structural Materials
• Soft Materials
• Micro and Nanofabrication
This faculty position is a full-time nine-month appointment starting Fall 2018. 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. 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
A Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required by start
date. Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship, and preferably
have post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Candidates must
exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate
curriculum and demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity.
Applications and nominations will be considered until the position(s) are filled; however,
applications should be received by October 29, 2017 at 11:59pm to ensure full consideration.
Applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating how their materials research fits into
the department, curriculum vitae, maximum one-page statement of teaching interests, up to two-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
apply at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/50006
For questions regarding this search, please contact:
Professor Arun Kota
Chair, Materials Faculty Search Committee Department of Mechanical Engineering Colorado State
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374 Arun.Kota@engr.colostate.edu
Mechanical Engineering @ CSU
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Colorado State University offers a curriculum that
integrates exceptional classroom learning and in- depth engineering practice for an unparalleled
educational experience. Made up of 38 faculty members, 8 staff members, 1200 undergraduate
students, and 150 graduate students, mechanical engineering is one of the largest departments on
CSU’s campus. State-of-the-art labs provide unmatched, hands-on experience to help undergraduate
students conceptualize industry environments; and, $7.5M in annual research funding, provides
groundbreaking opportunities focusing on health, materials, and energy, for graduate students to
enhance their educational concentrations. Award-winning faculty offer industry and academic
perspective, equipping each graduate with the tools needed to obtain leading positions in advanced
Further information about the Department can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me/.
Materials Science and Engineering @ CSU
CSU has a new School of Advanced Materials Discovery (SAMD) [http://vpr.colostate.edu/SAMD/] that
grants graduate degrees ( MS and PhD) in materials science and engineering. SAMD is an
interdisciplinary school spanning multiple departments and colleges that serves as a nexus for
materials science and engineering research and education at CSU.
Central Instrument Facility @ CSU
Central Instrument Facility (CIF) http://cif.colostate.edu/ provides state-of-the-art research
infrastructure and education services in support of advanced chemical and materials science The CIF
offers a complement of sophisticated instruments and technical expertise in materials science and
engineering, including Imaging and Surface Science (SEM, TEM, AFM, Profilometer, Contact Angle
Goniometer), mass spectrometry, material property analysis (thermal/magnetic/electrical), X-ray
diffraction and spectroscopy and so forth.
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.
Condition for Employment:
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for
its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable
laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies
by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex
offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education cation. Background
checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the
university, it is reasonable and prudent
to do so.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to
advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination
and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex,
gender, disability, veteran status, genetic
s/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies ral 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.
s/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving
ral 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.