Professor - Banfield Chair

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Work type: Tenure/Tenured Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Position Title:

Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering

Job Description:

Colorado School of Mines invites applications for the Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering which is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.  Desirable candidates are those who are excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society through educating the next generation of leading scientists and engineers and expanding the frontiers of earth resource engineering knowledge through research. 

Mines provides a unique environment for the Fred Banfield Professor to enjoy synergy through collaboration not only with excellent research groups in Mining Engineering, but also in other departments (e.g., Economics and Business, Geology and Geological Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geophysics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering).


The Department is seeking an individual with a distinguished international reputation in an area of interest, including mine planning and operations, risk assessment, and valuation. The successful candidate must bring the management skills needed to develop a world class research program, and will be expected to have strong network connections with both the national and international mining industry. 

The successful candidate will conduct a vigorous research program that includes (a) building strong collaborative relationships with industry, academic, research, and/or government institutions; (b) generating research funding; (c) supervising graduate students; and (d) maintaining a strong record of scholarly publishing. The successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate actively in the U.S. and international mining engineering community. 

Highly qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, whether from academic or industry backgrounds.  

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have earned a doctoral degree in mining engineering or a related discipline, and will have demonstrated success in their career as an educator, scholar, and researcher commensurate to receiving tenure at a research-active university such as Mines.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated leadership in scholarship, service, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Applicants for consideration at the Professor rank must also demonstrate national or international recognition in their discipline.  Candidates must possess superb interpersonal and communication skills and a collaborative style of research and teaching, and must have a superior record of collaborative relationships with industry.  
Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests hold potential for multidisciplinary collaboration, and a background that includes mining experience is preferred. 

Department Description: The Department of Mining Engineering is committed to stewardship of earth resources, and conducts educational and research programs leading to B.S. degree in Mining Engineering, and MS and PhD degrees in Mining and Earth Systems Engineering and in Underground Construction and Tunneling. The Department is comprised of 10 regular academic faculty plus another 16 research, adjunct and affiliated faculty, 10 technical staff, and more than 175 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. There are currently five significant research and training groups and centers (e.g., CIERSE, EMI, Edgar Mine, AXPRO, and EMCIS) in the Department of Mining Engineering funded by industry and/or government agencies. Resources include facilities for computational analysis, rock mechanics, excavation
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status).  Applicants must submit 1) a letter of interest specifying the rank for which they are applying and addressing each of the qualifications, 2) a resume including a list of publications and a record of research funding, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and research goals, and 4) the names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted.

Applicants must specify in the application package to which rank they are applying.

Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2016.

Questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson,, Department Head for Mining Engineering.

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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