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Department Chair & Professor - Mechanical Engineering

The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME). The University of Colorado CEAS is undergoing a period of unprecedented faculty growth and expansion to match an ambitious vision of research and teaching excellence. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 1000+ BS students, 130+ MS students, and 100+ PhD students. Since 2014, the number of staff has increased from 8 to 14 and that of faculty has increased from 32 to over 50.  Our program is ranked in the top 20 public universities, located in one of the top three entrepreneurial cities in the country, and co-located with NIST, NCAR, NOAA and NREL. Our mission includes a strong emphasis on high impact research, project-based education, inclusive excellence and interdisciplinary technology development. A visionary leader with demonstrated collaborative and communication skills is sought to further advance the department’s mission.

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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. 

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