Open Rank Faculty (2 Positions)

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty position in all areas of aerospace engineering sciences.

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

These positions are targeted at the assistant professor level; other levels will be considered for experienced candidates with outstanding credentials. A Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field is required.

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, 2017 and continue until finalists are identified.


A Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field is required.

Application Materials Required

Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy



Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach in its undergraduate program.  The instructor will be a member of the AES faculty and will participate in course development and assessment, including labs, faculty governance, and university service.

Candidates are sought who have a degree in either aerospace, aeronautical, 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 experience, years of experience, and/or graduate degrees.

Viable candidates should be capable of teaching a wide range of undergraduate aerospace engineering courses in both lecture and laboratory formats.  This instructor will share the lab management role for sophomore, junior, and senior level undergraduate lab sections. This role includes coordinating the logistics of running a successful lab section – including, but not limited to, working closing with the faculty teaching aerospace engineering courses and their graduate Teaching Assistants regarding training, scheduling, lab documentation, logistics, supplies. The role also includes managing student course assistants who supervise lab experiments. The candidate must have knowledge of the breadth of Aerospace Engineering core areas such as thermodynamics, structures, materials, aerodynamics, propulsion, electronics, and orbital mechanics. In-depth technical knowledge about the lab hardware is not required – this is provided by the existing technical staff. However a basic understanding and appreciation for aerospace engineering fundamentals, as well as excellent management, communication and organizational skills, along with a willingness to learn quickly, is required. In addition, this position will likely teach 2-3 courses per year for off-cycle offerings of core Aerospace Engineering undergraduate courses and/or teach/advise Senior Design capstone projects.

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

Applicants should submit their application electronically to job posting # 11144 on, including a CV or resume, a statement of teaching interest which is relevant to the Aerospace Engineering curriculum, and the names and contact information of four references.  Cover letters should be addressed to Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder.  Applications will be reviewed beginning September 29, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  

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. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants.