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Colorado State University Research Associate I, II, III, IV and Senior - Open Pool - Computer Science in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Research Associate I, II, III, IV and Senior - Open Pool - Computer Science

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000646AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week

Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/30/2021

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Computer Science is one of eight departments in the College of Natural Sciences at CSU.

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

The CSU campus is located in Fort Collins, a city of 160,000 residents 60 miles north of Denver along the beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains.

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science seeks Research Associate applications for 2020-2021 from individuals who are interested in obtaining a temporary or special research associate position within the department.

Required Job Qualifications

Level I is an entry-level position for individuals with a bachelor’s degree and generally with less than three years of professional, post-baccalaureate experience.

Level II includes individuals with a bachelor’s degree and more than three years of relevant professional experience, or a master’s degree, and no other significant professional experience.

Level III includes individuals with a bachelor’s degree and five years of work-related experience, or a master’s degree with at least two years of experience.

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 experience.

Senior Research Associate includes individuals with extensive post-baccalaureate experience, or a master’s degree and significant professional experience.

Ranking and qualifications within these levels are done on a case-by-case basis with factors that include the publication record, past research funding, professional honors and awards, decisive discoveries, and management experience. A detailed description of the department and information on specific faculty research programs within the department are available on the department website at:

Preferred Job Qualifications

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should submit in pdf format a cover letter, current resume, and a statement of research interests/philosophy.

At least three professional references, including email addresses, should be included within your application. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Research associate open pool positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding. Please indicate in application materials your interest in being considered for temporary and/or long-term assignments openings.

The pool will expire 04-30-2021. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Wendy Stevenson,

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 Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

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.

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.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Statement of Research Philosophy

Optional Documents