Research Associate Computer Science
Working Title Research Associate I, II, III, IV, Senior - Open Pool Computer Science Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 201700147AP Position Type Admin Professional/Research Professional Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week Proposed Annual Salary Range Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Posting Date 03/01/2017 Open Until Filled No To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/28/2018 Description of Work Unit
The Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University (CSU) is one of eight departments in the College of Natural Sciences. The department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as excellence in research.
A detailed description of the department and the faculty’s research programs is available at http://www.cs.colostate.edu/
The CSU campus is located in Fort Collins, a city of 140,000 residents 60 miles north of Denver along the beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains.
The Department of Computer Science seeks applications from individuals who are interested in Research Associate positions within the department. A detailed description of the department and the faculty’s research programs may be viewed at http://www.cs.colostate.edu
Research Associate annual appointment and reappointment terms may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding.
The positions may be temporary or special assignment.
If you are interested in working with a specific faculty member, please indicate that in your cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.
Ranking and qualifications within the Research Associate levels are done on a case-by-case basis with factors that include the applicant’s publication record, past research funding, complexity of research, specialized skills, professional honors and awards, decisive discoveries, and the applicant’s degree level.
There are five levels of Research Associate appointment:
- Level I is an entry-level position for individuals with a relevant bachelor’s degree and generally with less than three years of professional, post-baccalaureate experience.
- Level II includes individuals with a relevant bachelor’s degree and more than three years of relevant professional experience; or a recent master’s degree, and no other significant professional experience.
- Level III includes individuals with a relevant bachelor’s degree and five years of work-related experience; or a master’s degree with at least two years of experience. Individuals with a Ph.D. who have no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate.
- Level IV includes individuals with a bachelor’s degree and ten years of work-related experience; or a master’s degree with more than five years of work-related experience; or a Ph.D. degree with two years of work-related experience.
- Senior Research Associate includes individuals with a Ph.D. plus five years work-related experience and demonstrated group leadership experience.
The Research Associate – Computer Science Open Pool is valid March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a closely related field.
There are five levels of Research Associate appointment:
Level I is for individuals with less than 3 years of professional, post-baccalaureate experience.
Level II is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience. Individuals with a Ph.D. who have no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate.
Level III is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience. Individuals with a Ph.D. with no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate.
Level IV is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years experience, a Master’s degree and 5 years of experience, or a Ph.D. with 2 years of experience.
The Senior Research Associate level is for individuals with a Ph.D. plus 5 years of experience and demonstrated group leadership activities.
Preferred Job Qualifications
A Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred.
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit 1) a cover letter outlining your specific area(s) of expertise and identify faculty you would be interested in working with, 2) your resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Research Associate Open Pool in the Department of Computer Science is valid through 02/28/2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
Applications will be accepted electronically at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/42384. Applications sent via email or postal mail will not be considered.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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Minimum Requested Maximum Requested Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field?
Applicant Documents Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Resume or CV
- List of Professional References