Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

University of Colorado

United States

Requisition Number:30854

Location:Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:Faculty

Schedule:Part-Time

Date Posted:01-Jun-2021

Job Summary

The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for a two-year temporary lecturer position. This position will support the Department of Mechanical Engineering and fulfillment of the department’s educational mission, with a particular focus on both undergraduate and graduate courses in the broad areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermal-fluids engineering, or other related fields.
 
This is a non-tenure track appointment; the successful candidate will be appointed as a Lecturer for a duration of no more than two academic years. The position will report to the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
 
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Founded in 1893, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions. As Colorado's flagship university, CU Boulder has selective admissions standards and a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs.
 
More than 1,200 students and over 60 faculty members in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering form an innovative and nurturing community in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Students work together to learn the fundamentals of the field and engage in rigorous, team-based experiences addressing real-world problems. That dedication to professional development extends beyond graduation, with an alumni network of 5,000+ professionals of which more than 200 volunteer with the department annually. The department’s award-winning faculty tackle societal challenges through technological innovation impacting the environment, security and human health.
 
Additional information regarding our academic programs can be found at www.colorado.edu/mechanical.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The position involves teaching five engineering courses per academic year on the CU-Boulder campus, beginning the Fall 2021 semester.

What You Should Know

  • The salary range for this position is $62,500 - $72,500 annually.
  • This is a two-year appointment aimed at filling a temporary teaching gap due to multiple faculty members on sabbatical and parental leave. While this appointment is for only two years, the person who takes on this role will have the opportunity to grow as an educator and increase their ability to be recruited as a teaching professor. Background checks will be conducted for all final applicants.

What We Can Offer

Mentorship from award winning faculty will be provided.  We are a strong community of educators that focuses on project-based learning who are eager to provide guidance and share our experiences.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field, and must demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education and active engagement in the mechanical engineering field.

What You Will Need

The successful applicant would have demonstrated strong teaching ability and will be able to teach both lecture and lab-based courses. An interest in improving undergraduate and graduate engineering education is desirable.

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred applicants would have prior teaching or industrial experience and would have already served as the instructor of record for one or more courses. Expertise is preferred in the broad areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermal-fluids engineering, or other related fields.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials as PDF files:
  1. A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals
  2. Resume/CV
  3. A two-page statement of your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
 
Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. 
 
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu


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