Colorado State University Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering Adjunct Faculty - Open Pool in Fort Collins, Colorado
Working Title Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering Adjunct Faculty - Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Posting Number 202100057F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $75K-$100K
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. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.
Position Type Faculty
Description of Work Unit
As one of the nation’s top public research universities, Colorado State University is a land-grant institution, with 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.fcgov.com/visitor/awards 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 with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. For more information on Fort Collins, check out the City’s website: www.visitftcollins.com.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) 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, 948 undergraduate students, and 138 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 $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.engr.colostate.edu/me/.
% Research 0%
% Teaching 90%
% Service 10%
% Administration 0%
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/14/2021
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date 08/16/2021
Position End Date
Colorado State University recently launched an Aerospace Engineering Program, and is looking for Adjunct Faculty to teach the following courses:
• Aircraft Design – Principles of aircraft configuration and design to meet performance specifications, with special emphasis on aerodynamics, stability, control, and flying quality considerations.
• Orbital Mechanics – Basic orbital mechanics, trajectory design and simulation, mission integration, rocket propulsion and performance in the undergraduate course. Interplanetary mission design, N-body trajectory design & simulation, guidance and navigation, and total system mission design optimization methods in the graduate course.
• Space Propulsion and Power Engineering – Orbital mechanics and space missions; chemical, nuclear, and electric rockets, nuclear heat sources, thermoelectric and photovoltaic devices.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for positions of Adjunct Faculty:
• Senior Instructor
• Master Instructor
• Assistant Professor
• Associate Professor
• [Full] Professor
Adjunct Faculty typically have significant experience in industry or academia and want to work part-time by teaching 1-2 courses per semester or 1-2 courses per academic year. Individuals selected for these positions will be assigned one of the six working titles listed above 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 those two working titles, selected individuals who have > 5 years of experience will have a working title of Senior Instructor or Associate Professor; selected individuals who have > 10 years of experience will have a working title of Master Instructor or [Full] Professor.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
• Applicants for the Instructor series must hold a Master of Science degree
• Applicants for the Professor series must hold a PhD in Engineering
• Experience teaching Undergraduate and/or Graduate Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering courses
Preferred Job Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae,
Summary of Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering Teaching Experience (upload in ‘Other’).
This open pool expires August 14, 2021. Applicants wishing to be considered after this date must reapply.
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. 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.
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 or expression, or pregnancy and 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/equal access/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 (https://oeo.colostate.edu/) is located in 101 Student Services.
The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, email@example.com.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Search Contact Ellen.Plese@colostate.edu
Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Resume or CV