Computer Science - Teaching Full/Associate/Assistant Professor Positions

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Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Computer Science, Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Academic Affairs

Position Title: Teaching Full/Associate/Assistant Professor
Job Description:

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is looking to hire multiple teaching faculty members at any rank.  Each successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of computer science core and elective courses, including courses such as: Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures, Software Engineering, Principles of Programming Languages and Web Programming. Candidates should also plan to support departmental recruiting efforts, coordinate multi-section courses (including supervision and training of teaching assistants), and participate in curriculum innovations and improvements.

Responsibilities & Minimum Qualifications:

We are looking for superb teachers who inspire students. Before starting at Mines, applicants must possess a Ph.D. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Science Education, or another closely related field. Candidates should have at least one year of classroom experience with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and a clear passion for conveying knowledge to novice software professionals. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in curricular innovation and educational research (undergraduate and/or K-12), as well as candidates with interest in software engineering. We are also interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s commitment to diversity.

Department, Mines &
Golden, CO:

Colorado School of Mines, Colorado’s oldest public university, is located in picturesque Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder.  Mines has about 4800 undergraduate students and 1300 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Annual research expenditures in 2017 was ~$60M. Mines has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. The 2018 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best National Universities ranks Mines as the top-ranked university in Colorado and 75th in the nation, both public and private, and 29th in the category of Top Public Schools. Mines was recently dubbed the top public university in the nation for return on investment in's "Colleges Worth Your Investment" list.  The CS Department currently has 11 tenured/tenure track faculty and 5 teaching faculty and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. CS@Mines currently has approximately 500 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. More information about the university and the CS Department, including active research areas, can be found at and, respectively.

How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information of three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, and veteran status) and upload the following: (1) a cover letter describing interest in the position and desired rank, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion. 

We encourage each applicant to describe how your research and past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines. Mines is committed to access, inclusion, and diversity and is actively developing a strategic plan to advance Diversity, Inclusion and Access (for more information visit

Evaluation of candidates will begin in early December and continue until the position is filled.  The desired start date is August 2019.    

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:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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