The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering invites you to join our team at the forefront of research, innovation and education. To learn more about the department and our vision, please visit the about us page

Tenure-Track Faculty

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for tenure-line faculty in several interdisciplinary research areas. Our college is halfway through a strategic plan to double in size, and our vision is to be a world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education.

A core value of the College of Engineering and Applied Science is inclusive excellence. We seek candidates who are interested in or have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, mentoring and inspiring diverse students of all races, nationalities and genders, including first-generation college undergraduates. Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field and have demonstrated an ability or show promise and interest in conducting innovative research and developing excellent teaching practices while mentoring students and collaborating with faculty.  We are eager to accommodate the needs of dual career couples. 

Apply for Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Temporary Faculty and Lecturers

Each semester the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks Lecturers to teach a variety of course to our students in the areas of computer aided design, mechanics of materials, thermal and fluid transport, machine design and manufacturing. These teaching roles are filled on an as-needed basis each semester. 

The title of Lecturer is given to individuals who teach on a coure-by-course basis. Lecturers generally teach a particular course or courses for which they qualified for and may have graduate degrees and/or advanced experience in their profession or field of expertise. 

Compensation ranges from $9,000 per elective to $11,000 per core course, depending on the teaching assignment, and qualifications. 

Examples of courses that lecturers have taught in our department include: 

  • GEEN 1400: First-Year Engineering Projects
  • MCEN 1025: Computer Aided Design and Fabrication
  • MCEN 3012: Thermodynamics
  • MCEN 3030: Computational Methods
  • MCEN 4026: Manufacturing
  • MCEN 4173/5173: Finite Element Analysis

That said, needs fluctuate substantially from semester-to-semester. If you have an interest in teaching with the department, we would encourage you to reach out to share your areas of specialization rather than being confined by the list above. 

Lecturer positions are not permanent employees and hired on a semester-by-semester basis. This position is eligible for employee sick leave earned monthly on a prorated basis. For more information and open opportunities of permanent faculty positions, please visit CU Boulder Jobs

Interested applicants for Lecturer openings in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering may contact HR Professional, Kassie Van Pelt, at Kassie.VanPelt@colorado.edu for information about available positions. 


Student Jobs

Jobs Mailing List

The department maintains a moderated mailing listserv for job opportunities relevant to ME students. Current students and alumni can subscribe to the list by entering their CU email address at lists.colorado.edu/sympa/subscribe/mcen-prof. The jobs range from part-time internships for current students to full-time salaried positions for graduates. Employers interesting in posting to the jobs list can email katherine.mcconnell@colorado.edu.

Department Jobs

Each semester the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks for student employees in the areas of course support, department administration and research assistance. These student hourly roles are filled on an as-needed basis each semester. Student hourly positions are not permanent employees. We offer the following positions within our program: