Assistant/Associate Professor in Systems Engineering

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
22 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

CSU’s Systems Engineering Programs began in 2008 and offers graduate level degrees including a Master of Engineering (M.E.), Master of Science (M.S.) a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) which currently has an impressive 86 graduate students, and a graduate certification in Systems Engineering Practice. 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. The Programs engage faculty to teach at the main campus in Fort Collins as well as a south metro Denver location. Its culture is to embrace intellectual creativity at all levels, operating under the principles of openness, inclusiveness, and integrity.

Colorado State University is a land-grant institution encompassing 57 academic departments in 8 colleges, housing more than 75 majors. It is one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country, with annual research expenditures of nearly $300 million and an enrollment of over 32,000 students. Fort Collins is an attractive community of approximately 160,000 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 States. It consistently ranks high on quality of life measures by numerous publications; see for the complete list. The Front Range has developed into a high-technology hub with companies such as Agilent, HP, IBM, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Avago Technologies, 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. More information on Fort Collins is available at

Position Summary

The College of Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The successful candidate will be appointed to a home department in one of CSU’s five Engineering Departments. This search seeks candidates with a systems-centric research and teaching record in the fields of systems engineering, cost modeling and optimization, requirements engineering, test and evaluation, model-based systems engineering, and other aspects of systems engineering and systems engineering science. This position seeks to build scholarly capacity within the College of Engineering Systems Engineering Program ( Further information about the College of Engineering can be found at

This faculty position is a full-time, regular, nine-month tenured/tenure-track appointment. Successful candidates are expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally-recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance their Department’s and Systems Engineering’s educational programs, and to provide service to the College of Engineering and broader community. Successful candidates will teach courses and advise students in both the Systems Engineering Program and in their home department at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. The home department and Systems Engineering Program will be responsible for tenure, promotion, and yearly evaluations.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required

Job Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent in an engineering discipline or a closely related field is required by the date of hire.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship, and preferably have applicable experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting
Candidates should exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach online and resident instruction courses in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of their department and the Systems Engineering program.
Candidates should demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession, and/or inclusion activities. Candidates whose scholarly interests are demonstrated to align with the College of Engineering, the Systems Engineering Program, and CSU’s institutional strengths are strongly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should be received by November 26, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter clearly indicating how they meet the requirements and preferences of the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a less than one page statement of teaching interests, 4) a less than three page statement of research interests. Within your application please provide the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will 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 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 is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact

Thomas H. Bradley, PhD, Chair-Faculty Search Committee,

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising Duty/Responsibility

Provide intellectual leadership and excellence in teaching graduate courses in Systems Engineering, and develop new courses at the graduate level within the candidate’s area of research focus and creating/teaching short courses, and advising graduate students.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

Includes submitting proposals and grants to sponsors for funding, providing oversight compliance, and completion of tasks on all funded awards. Also expected to present research results at prestigious conferences and publish in leading peer-reviewed journals

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Service and Outreach Duty/Responsibility

Interaction with Professional Societies, industry, government, other universities, non profits. Pursue scholarly activities, serve the academic community and contribute to university outreach. Serve on department, college, and university level committees where appropriate. Also, other duties as assigned.