Department of Chemistry - Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position

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Work type: Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Chemistry

Position Title:

Tenured or Tenure Track Faculty Position

Job Description:

Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemistry or a closely-related field. Applicants for a tenured position should have an established record of research, teaching, mentorship and outreach whereas junior (non-tenured, tenure-track) applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential to establish an internationally renowned, collaborative, well-funded research program, as well as the potential for becoming an excellent teacher and mentor.

We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of engineers and leaders, and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s commitment to diversity.

Diversity Commitment:

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research.  Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes.  As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Mines and the Chemistry Department:

The Colorado School of Mines is located in picturesque Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. From its inception, the Chemistry Department has focused on education and basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interest. We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program (~$7.5 million in annual research awards) with strong participation from students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Approximately 60 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars study within a broad research portfolio, including major tracks in biochemistry and environmental chemistry.

The Chemistry faculty tend to work collaboratively and successful candidates are expected to interact with multiple researchers in the department and across the Mines campus.  The Chemistry department has strengths in multiple areas including materials, environmental chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.  The department faculty collaborate extensively with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, located minutes from Mines, as well as several other regional federal laboratories involved in energy research and development. Centers, such as Mines Polymers and Complex Fluids (MPAC) and Nuclear Science & Engineering (NUSEC), and interdisciplinary programs, such as Materials Science, Geochemistry, Quantitative Bioscience and Engineering and Nuclear Science & Engineering, facilitate cross disciplinary interactions.  For more information about the Chemistry Department please visit

How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veterans status) and upload the following: 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Early responses are encouraged but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on September 24.

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to the search co-chairs Jenifer Shafer ( and Brian Trewyn (

Total Rewards:

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:

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