Monday, August 18, 2014

AeroSpace Ventures tenure track position, CU Boulder

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Posting Information

Posting Title AeroSpace Ventures tenure track position
Campus Boulder
City Boulder, CO
Position Type Faculty
Posting date 11/21/2013
Closing date
Full/Part Time
Background Check Required? Yes
Job Summary
Posting Description The University of Colorado Boulder (CU) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in support of an exciting new initiative called CU AeroSpace Ventures. CU has a well-established reputation as a world leader in space, geosciences, and aerospace engineering. CU AeroSpace Ventures brings together related departments, institutes, and centers along with government labs and industry to create knowledge and develop new technologies to observe, measure and better understand Earth and our space environment. The primary units involved are the Departments of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences along with CU institutes: Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES). The Boulder / Denver area is home to the government labs of NCAR, NOAA, NREL, USGS, and National Solar Observatory (NSO), all in close proximity of campus.
Candidates who specialize in developing engineering solutions for Earth and space science research or who perform scientific research in Earth or space science with an emphasis on instrumentation or aerospace vehicles are of particular interest. We seek applicants from any relevant area of focus who complement existing department and institute strengths while bridging geosciences, space, and aerospace engineering. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop an innovative and robust research program, as well as have the vision and potential for excellence in both classroom teaching and student mentoring.
The position is nominally at the level of Assistant Professor, but more senior ranks may be considered for exceptional candidates with suitable experience. The home department will be determined based on the hired candidate’s research and teaching alignment. Applicants will be expected to pursue multidisciplinary research across departments, college and campus, and to establish interactions with the various geoscience and space-related labs and companies in the Boulder/Denver area and across the nation. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. This is a 9-month tenure-track position, rostered in any one of the three departments and jointly with either LASP or CIRES.
A PhD in an appropriate engineering or science field is required at the time of appointment, and post-degree experience is preferred. Teaching experience and familiarity with government funding activities is desirable.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: or 303-492-6475.
The University of Colorado conducts background checks for all final applicants.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. See more at the Jobs at CU web site.
Minimum Qualifications A PhD in an appropriate engineering or science field is required at the time of appointment.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Desired Qualifications
Special instructions to applicants Applications are accepted electronically at Applications must include a cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, statement of teaching interest, and the names, daytime phone numbers, and email addresses of four professional references.
Job posting contact Patti Gassaway
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Job Posting Number F00952
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