Mechanical Engineering - Open Rank Professor

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

Position Title: Mechanical Engineering - Open Rank Professor
Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines has multiple faculty openings for highly qualified applicants at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level and for exceptional candidates at the Associate and Full Professor level. Mines invites applications from candidates with expertise in one or more of the Department's areas of planned strategic growth or existing strengths as listed here: 1) robotics and automation, 2) systems engineering and operations research, 3) solid mechanics, materials processing and manufacturing, 4) space resources and systems, 5) thermal sciences and energy conversion, and/or 6) bio-mechanical engineering.


Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses related to core ME topics and/or to their fields of expertise that support both our undergraduate B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program and our graduate M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs. The successful candidates will be expected to establish a sustainably funded research program that supports graduate students and makes both fundamental and practical contributions to their field(s) of expertise. Senior candidates will also be expected to provide leadership to junior faculty in the Department through mentorship and appropriate collaborations. The successful candidates will work closely in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with faculty in the Department and across the Mines campus. Candidates will be expected to represent the Department and Mines through engagement with professional research communities relevant to their fields of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or in a closely related discipline. Successful candidates must have demonstrated the potential to perform as effective instructors of courses relevant to mechanical engineering and to conduct high-impact scholarly research. Successful candidates must have a strong publication record, external engagement with relevant research communities, and an ability to mentor graduate students in engineering. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to develop a self-sustaining research program in fields related to the Department plans for strategic growth and/or existing strengths.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Department Description: The Mechanical Engineering Department currently has 29 faculty, over 1100 undergraduates, and over 150 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. More information about Mines and the Mechanical Engineering Department can be found at and For further information about the position, please contact Prof. and Head John Berger at, or Prof. Greg Jackson (search chair) at
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, contact information for references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veterans status) and upload a curriculum vitae, a letter of application and a statement of teaching interests relevant to Mechanical Engineering curriculum, and a statement of research interests (required).  The online application will ask you to specify for what rank you are applying and what your area of interest is.
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. 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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