Postdoctoral Fellow - Systems Engineering - Open Pool

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 31 Dec 2022

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Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Systems Engineering - Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work?
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202200416AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
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Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range $48,000-$65,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. .
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Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/31/2022
Description of Work Unit
Colorado State University (CSU) is a land-grant institution and is one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country, with annual research expenditures of nearly $400 million and an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The Systems Engineering Programs began in 2008 and offers graduate-level degrees including a Master of Engineering (M.E.), a Master of Science (M.S.), a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), a Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.), and a graduate certification in Systems Engineering Practice. Systems Engineering gained full Department status in 2019. The Systems Engineering courses (and all degrees) are offered face-to-face and by distance delivery, synchronously and asynchronously, and may include lecture, seminar, and other distance education formats. Its culture is to embrace intellectual creativity at all levels, operating under the principles of openness, inclusiveness, and integrity.
The department continues to grow with 36 associated faculty, 8 professional memberships, and a management forum including systems engineering leaders from Woodward, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Northrup Grumman Information Systems, Lockheed Martin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United Launch Alliance (ULA), Hewlett Packard (HP), Merrick & Company, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Boeing Company, Western Digital, and more. For more information about the Systems Engineering Department, please visit our web page:
Fort Collins is a community of approximately 165,000 nestled at the base of the Front Range 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 Sates for its high quality of life measures and offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. More information on Fort Collins is available at
Position Summary
This is an OPEN POOL posting and applicants will be contacted only if a suitable position becomes available. The Department of Systems Engineering ( at Colorado State University (Fort Collins campus) invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship positions to pursue research in design, optimization, assessment, and/or management of complex engineered systems.
Postdoctoral fellows will engage in groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary research in close collaboration with research groups in the Systems Engineering Department and other departments at CSU. Candidates with a demonstrated research background in one or more of the following topics are encouraged to apply:
1. Energy Systems
2. Automotive Systems
3. Transportation Systems
4. Human Factors
5. Cybersecurity
6. Model-based Systems Engineering
7. Design optimization, controls, and analytics
8. Situational robotics and awareness
9. Augmented and Virtual Reality Experience Design and Educational Technologies
More job-specific information will be available as search committee members decide to hire from this open pool.
The open positions are temporary assignments. Assignments are 6-12 months, can be extended up to 2 years. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding.
Should your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.
For more information on postdoctoral fellow employment benefits, please visit the Human Resources web page at:
Required Job Qualifications
• Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or documentation of completion of Ph.D. requirements in a related field by the position start date
• Relevant research experience in related field
• Additional required qualifications and salary determined by the specific position to be filled
Preferred Job Qualifications
• Authored or co-authored peer- reviewed manuscripts
• Experience in multiple research models
• Evidence of successful student mentoring in research environment
• Willingness to work in a collaborative environment
• Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Previous scholarly or industrial experience in the fields of systems engineering
• Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
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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Special Instructions to Applicants
This is an OPEN POOL posting and applicants will be contacted only if a suitable position becomes available. This open pool is valid through December 31, 2022 at which time all applicants wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply. To add your name to the applicant pool, please upload individually; 1. Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications; 2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume; 3. Contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Mary Gomez,; Chrissy Charny,
EEO Statement
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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, .
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