Assistant / Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Coppin State University
October 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:$80,000-$110,000
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Working Title Assistant / Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person Posting Number 202300302F Proposed Annual Salary Range $80,000-$110,000 Employee Benefits

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Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit

As one of the nation's top public research universities, Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of more than 34,000 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 $370 million in research funding every year, ranking second nationally in federal research funding for universities without a medical school.

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 Front Range has developed into 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. The city offers a pleasant climate, excellent schools, and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. For more information on Fort Collins, check out the City's website: www.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MECH) at Colorado State University (CSU) offers a curriculum that integrates exceptional classroom learning and in-depth engineering practice for an unparalleled educational experience. Made up of 46 faculty members, 13 staff members, 1,000 undergraduate students, and 150 graduate students, MECH 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 $7.5M 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 curricula combine classroom learning with engineering practice. 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 www.

Tenure/Tenure Track? No % Research 0% % Teaching 90% % Service 10% % Administration 0% To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/16/2023 Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 01/02/2024 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 a full-time Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) member to teach first-year Mechanical Engineering courses (MECH 103 and MECH 105), second-year Mechanical Engineering Design courses (MECH 201, MECH 202), and third-year Mechanics / Kinematics courses (MECH 324 and MECH 325). We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual who loves teaching and shares our dedication to excellence in undergraduate education.

The individual selected for this position will be assigned one of two career- line instructional (non-tenure track) working titles based on experience. Within these two working titles, selected individuals who have < 5 years of experience will have a working title of Assistant Professor; selected individuals who have > 5 years of experience will have a working title of Associate Professor.

This position supports the educational mission of the Department and its commitment to provide high-quality educational opportunities. The 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 PhD (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field by the desired start date;
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, and organization;
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in Engineering; and
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date.
  • Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience teaching the specific courses listed in the Position Summary in an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering (or closely related) program;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  • Relevant industry experience.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    People interested in this position should submit a cover letter, which addresses how education and professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume or CV, a statement of teaching philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. 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, [email protected].

    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, [email protected].

    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, [email protected].

    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.

    Search Contact Mitch Stansloski, [email protected]

    Essential Duties

    Job Duty Category Teaching


  • Taking full responsibility for teaching three courses per semester, the majority of which will be required undergraduate courses in the Mechanical Engineering program of study;
  • Communicating with students and grading students in a timely, equitable, and professional manner;
  • Abiding by all University faculty requirements and responsibilities; and
  • Regularly assessing one's own courses and incorporating appropriate improvements.
  • Percentage Of Time 90% Job Duty Category Service


  • Participating with the Department faculty in curricular assessment and change commensurate with our ABET accreditation; and
  • Service to the Department, College, and University through committee work and student group mentoring.
  • Percentage Of Time 10%

    References Requested

    References Requested

    Minimum Requested 3

    Maximum Requested 3

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by the start date. Mechanical Engineering will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Will you be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by the proposed start date?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

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