Computer Science - Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

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

Position Title: Tenured or Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Job Description:

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is looking to hire multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty. Research specializations of interest include (1) computer systems (e.g., HPC, computer architecture, compilers, operating systems, and deep learning systems) and (2) computer security. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as well as develop an externally-funded research program that supports graduate students and results in publications in conferences and journals. Service to both Mines and the profession is also expected. 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 scientists and leaders, and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess, by August 2019, a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely-related field. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition, applicants must demonstrate, or show evidence of, excellent written and oral communication skills as well as and strong interpersonal skills. Applicants for associate or full professor must have an established and currently-funded program with clear potential for continuance, and a proven track record of success in teaching, research and service. We are also interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s commitment to diversity. Mines encourages applications from qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. 

About the Department, Mines and 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. The School’s proximity to Denver and Boulder provides opportunities for significant collaboration with government labs and industry as well as other universities. 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. From its inception, the Department of Computer Science has focused on basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interest. We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program (e.g., two recent NSF CAREER Awards received) with strong participation from students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The CS faculty tend to work collaboratively and successful candidates are expected to interact with researchers both in the department and across the Mines campus.  The CS department has strengths in multiple areas including robotics, high-performance computing, networks, machine learning and cybersecurity.  More information about the university and the Department of Computer Science, 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 your interest in the position and desired rank, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and (5) a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion.

We encourage applicants 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

Describe how your research relates to and complements research activities and expertise at Mines, its expected impact, its relevance to broader grand challenge themes (e.g., energy, health, sustainability, etc.), and current or future connections to industry and opportunities for entrepreneurship. Please be sure to describe any transdisciplinary aspects of your research. (For more information visit and

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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