Instructor - Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado 80309
  • Job Code
    23458
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Jobs Rated
    45th

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, faculty governance, and university service.

CU Boulder's Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences is nationally known for teaching and research that address both challenges and opportunities facing the aerospace profession. Students work extensively on hands-on experiments in the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory and design projects alongside expert faculty in the department's world-class research centers. CU aerospace alumni are working at top companies and research labs, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, The Boeing Company, and Lockheed Martin.
 
We are home to 42-tenure track, research, and instructional faculty, over 200 graduate students and 400 undergraduates. Our vibrant community of engineers and scientists tackle challenges in aerospace technology and science.
 
Viable candidates should be capable of teaching a wide range of undergraduate aerospace engineering courses in both lecture and laboratory formats. Candidates are expected to fit in to curriculum groups focused on a) fluids and aerodynamics and/or b) dynamics and controls. This includes courses related to dynamics, aircraft performance, rockets, orbits, and attitude dynamics & control. Engineering design or operational experience in one or both of these areas is ideal. An 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. A successful candidate in this position will teach courses during the academic year and summer terms.
 
Applicants are encouraged to visit the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences website http://www.colorado.edu/aerospace to understand the educational mission of the department and the specific courses that are taught in the undergraduate curriculum.

Requirements

Candidates are sought who have an MS or PhD degree in either aerospace, aeronautical, astronautical engineering, or a related field.

Applicants must possess excellent communication 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.

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter (addressed to Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
 
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 17, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. 
 
Candidates who are invited for an on-campus interview will be expected to conduct a lecture in one or more of the topics identified in this opening. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants.
 
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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