Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
30 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 156,000 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, Broadcom, 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

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 25 faculty members, 450 undergraduates, and 200 graduate students. It has research programs in Communications and Signal Processing; Computer Engineering; Lasers, Optics, and Applications; Controls and Robotics; Electric Power and Energy Systems; and Electromagnetics and Remote Sensing. The department participates in the CSU Information Science and Technology Center, the CSU-CHILL National Radar Facility, and the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. It is home to the headquarters of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology. Many faculty in ECE hold courtesy appointments in the departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, and collaborate with faculty in these and other departments. Annual research expenditures are approximately $10M, and the department is ranked 23rd in the country based on citations to faculty research. More information on the department can be found at

Position Summary

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow specializing in engineering education. The successful candidate will pursue research activities related to the NSF award 1519438 titled “Revolutionizing Roles to Reimagine Integrated Systems of Engineering Formation,” as part of the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) initiative.

Now in its third year, the project team seeks to conduct research and analyze data related to the project. The fellow will have the opportunity to work as part of a larger team dedicated to this initiative, and to participate in relevant meetings, conferences and workshops.

Required Job Qualifications

PhD in engineering education. Extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of supporting and assessing engineering learning. Strong written communication and organizational skills. Candidate must have completed their Ph.D. requirements by the start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

BS or MS degree in electrical engineering. Academic and/or professional experience and related to the above research areas is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated the ability to perform both qualitative and quantitative analyses. Preference will be given to candidates with prior publications in a closely related research area.

Diversity Statement

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

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement on your research philosophy, and the name and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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EEO Statement

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