Mechanical Engineering Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Open Pool

Updated: 14 days ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 15 Apr 2023

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Working Title Mechanical Engineering Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work?
Posting Number 202200313F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $70,000 - $110,000
Employee Benefits
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Position Type Faculty
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Description of Work Unit
As one of the nation’s top public research universities, Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a land-grant institution, with enrollment of more than 33,000 students. CSU offers 76 undergraduate degree programs, 114 graduate degree programs, 21 professional master’s degree programs, and a Professional Veterinary Medicine program. CSU’s world-class research and scholarship attract more than $400 million in research funding annually, putting the university among top federally funded public universities without a medical school. Colorado’s Front Range is a high-tech hub with companies such as Woodward, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Broadcomm, AMD, Xilinx, Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman located in or near Fort Collins.
Fort Collins is an attractive community of approximately 170,000 located along the Colorado Front Range at the base of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. The city is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. It consistently ranks high on quality of life measures by numerous publications; see https://www for the complete list. The city offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. For more information on Fort Collins, check out the City’s website:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at CSU offers a curriculum that integrates exceptional classroom learning and in-depth engineering practice for an unparalleled educational experience. Made up of 44 faculty members, 12 staff members, 1,000 undergraduate students, and 125 graduate students, ME is one of the largest departments on CSU’s campus. State-of-the-art labs provide unmatched, hands-on experience to help undergraduate students conceptualize industry environments, and $11M in annual research funding provide groundbreaking opportunities focusing on health, materials, and energy, for graduate students to enhance their educational concentrations. Award-winning faculty offer industry and academic perspective, and equip each graduate with the tools needed to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields. The Mechanical Engineering program at CSU includes majors in both Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering-Mechanical Engineering; both curriculum combine classroom learning with engineering practice. The Department recently added specialties for Aerospace Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, offering undergraduate concentrations, a graduate certificate, a Master of Engineering (M.E.) with specialization, and a Master of Science (M.S.) with a specialized master’s thesis. Our goal is to give our graduates the engineering skills they need to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields. Our students are integral members of our research groups and their thesis and dissertation topics focus on cutting-edge research. Further information about the Department can be found at
Tenure/Tenure Track?
% Research 0%
% Teaching 90%
% Service 10%
% Administration 0%
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/15/2023
Number of Vacancies 3
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Position Summary
With almost 1,200 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is the third largest major at Colorado State University. In support of this growth, the Department invites applications for three full-time Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) members to teach first-year Mechanical Engineering courses (MECH 103 and MECH 105), Mechanical Engineering Design courses (MECH 201, MECH 202, and MECH 486), Engineering Experimentation (MECH 231), and Mechatronics (MECH 307). 
Individuals selected for these positions will be assigned one of six NTTF working titles based on education and experience. Specifically, selected individuals who have an MS will have a working title of Instructor, Senior Instructor, or Master Instructor; selected individuals who have a PhD will have a working title of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Within these two working titles, selected individuals who have > 5 years of experience will have a working title of Senior Instructor or Associate Professor; selected persons who have > 10 years of experience will have a working title of Master Instructor or [Full] Professor. The ME Department would like 1 or 2 NTTF to start in January 2023, and 1 or 2 to start in August 2023.
This position supports the educational mission of the Department and its commitment to provide high-quality educational opportunities in Engineering Design. The position reports to the Mechanical Engineering Department Head on a one-year renewable contract, pending successful performance and available funding. The Instructor / Professor may be given responsibility for one or more undergraduate laboratories; responsible for the quality, efficacy and learning outcomes of experiments, and modification and change consistent with the Department’s goals. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop and teach new courses consistent with the academic goals of the Department and its students.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
  • Completed MS (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field by the desired start date;
  • Four years of industry engineering experience or four years of experience teaching undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses (or similar);
  • Excellent management, communication, mentoring, and organizational skills; and
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in Engineering.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Completed PhD (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field by the desired start date;
  • Experience in Aerospace Engineering or Advanced Manufacturing;
  • Experience teaching the specific courses listed in the Position Summary in an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering (or closely related) program; and 
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, which addresses how education and professional experiences align with required and preferred qualifications of the position; a current curriculum vitae or resume; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload evaluations to the “other” document placeholder); a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.
If you do not have sufficient experience to show teaching effectiveness, include in your statement of teaching philosophy a description of techniques you plan to use to ensure teaching effectiveness.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
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