Engineering for Developing Communities/Mortenson Center-11157

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Colorado Boulder
Job Description: 

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in engineering for developing communities. This faculty search fits with the overall vision of the college as being a world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education while addressing global societal challenges and improving life.

This is an interdisciplinary search, and candidates would have the opportunity to join the engineering faculty where their research and teaching efforts are aligned with their interests in engineering for developing communities. The position is targeted at the Assistant Professor level, but candidates with exceptional qualifications for higher rank will be considered.

We are looking for candidates who show promise and interest in establishing and leading a research group to explore transdisciplinary fields and paradigms in sustainable community development, produce internationally recognized work, and develop collaborative relationships in academia as well as industry and the community. The candidates should show ability to work across several sectors of the college of engineering working on problems related to engineering in developing communities, including the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (, ATLAS (, and other centers across campus. 

Successful candidates will be expected to engage in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute to professional service, contribute to service-learning initiatives at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop externally funded research programs, and collaborate with other faculty, organizations working in developing communities, and community members.  Professional registration or an ability to become a registered professional engineer is desired.  While the target of hiring is at the assistant professor level, outstanding applicants may be considered at all levels including those who would further strengthen the diversity of our faculty.  

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

Applications must be submitted to and include a cover letter specifying interested area of research and disciplinary area(s), curriculum vitae with names of at least three referees, two sample publications that best illustrate their depth of preparation, and statements of research and teaching interests.  Alternative formats of the job posting can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, with reviews beginning November 15, 2017. 

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy 

Application Materials Instructions: Applicants must submit their applications on-line at CU Careers ( Submit a PDF file containing a cover letter (1 page), names and contact information for 3 to 5 references, curriculum vita, and statements describing your goals related to teaching and research (2-3 pages). Review of applications will start on November 15th, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.  

Job Category: Faculty 

Primary Location: Boulder 

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10298 - College Engineering & App Sci 

Schedule: Full-time