Job Opportunities


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.

Assistant Professor

The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in any area of aerospace engineering sciences, including, but not limited to, structural mechanics and materials, small satellites, unmanned aerospace systems, propulsion, and remote sensing.

The Department’s vision of successful candidates includes their potential for developing innovative and inspiring teaching and research programs that address relevant technical challenges, contribute to academia and the aerospace industry, and support diverse communities. For information about the department, please visit

This position is targeted at the assistant professor level; however, other levels will be considered for an experienced candidate with outstanding credentials. A Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field is required.

Application materials are accepted electronically through Job Posting #05744 at . Applicants are requested to indicate in the cover letter their main area of research, and to provide a curriculum vitae and statements of research and teaching interests, which may include the candidate’s experience and vision for working with and contributing to diverse communities.  The names and contact information of four references should be included. The cover letter should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair Prof. Kurt Maute, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder.  

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016 and continue until finalists are identified, no later than the end of January 2017.