Smead Program Director

CU Boulder's Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences ivites applicants for a new, exciting and critical role as Director of the Smead Program. You will be part of a high-performing professional and academic team working to grow the department’s reputation as a leader in Aerospace education and research while engaging industry and other partners recruiting the next generation of world-class Aerospace engineering students and faculty to the Boulder campus. You’ll lead, manage, administer and assess all elements of the Smead Program, including support for our Graduate and Faculty Fellows, and the Seebass Faculty Chair. It will be your task to effectively implement all aspects of The Smead Program; visit the full job listing page for more information.

Please apply by March 10, 2017


The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track engineering design projects instructor. The instructor will be a member of the AES faculty and will participate in course development and assessment, teaching, faculty governance, and university service.

Candidates are sought who have a graduate degree in either aerospace, aeronautical, or astronautical engineering, or a related field. Applicants must possess excellent communications and interpersonal skills along with the ability to teach and work in a highly collaborative environment. Preference will be given to applicants with prior university teaching, project management and demonstrated systems engineering experience. Exceptional candidates will be considered at the senior instructor level.

Viable candidates should be capable of teaching the application of engineering design concepts to audiences from freshman through graduate students, engaging with industry sponsors to generate project support and managing ITAR restricted and proprietary projects at the graduate level.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Aerospace Engineering Sciences website to understand the mission of the department and the specific projects courses that are taught in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Applicants should submit their application electronically to job number 07178 on, including a CV or resume, statement of teaching interest which is relevant to the aerospace projects curriculum, and the names and contact information of four references. Cover letters should be addressed to Prof. Dale Lawrence, Search Committee Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder.

Candidates who are invited for an on campus interview will be expected to conduct a 30 minute model class on a topic of their choice and a 30 minute presentation of their vision for engineering design and projects-based courses in our curriculum.

Review of applications will begin 15 December 2016 and continue until the position is filled.