Division of Economics and Business - Division Director and Professor

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

Position Title:

Division Director and Professor, Division of Economics and Business

Job Description:

The Division of Economics and Business (EB) at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic leader to head the division.  Mines aspires to address the challenges of a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of leaders and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through its research and scholarship. The EB Division advances Mines’ mission by providing students with educational opportunities and producing scholarship of international distinction in the areas of business; engineering and technology management; and energy, environmental, mineral and natural resource economics. We invite applications from qualified candidates with a record of excellence in teaching, research, and leadership who are excited to lead and manage the Division’s programs to enhance their impact on education and research activities at Mines and beyond.  Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of: successful administration of personnel and finances;  effective communication and organizational skills and a cooperative, team-player perspective; high ethical standards; a commitment to enhancing diversity, enabling an inclusive environment, and responding to the needs of faculty/staff and students; experience managing a disciplinary-diverse set of programs; an ability to generate funds to support the Division’s mission and experience with university foundation activities; experience in a STEM environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have: an earned doctorate in a relevant area of economics, operations research, management science, business, engineering management, or a related field; and a proven track record in teaching, research, service, and leadership suitable for appointment at the rank of Professor.

About Mines, The Division and Golden, CO:

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. The Division of Economics and Business has eight tenured or tenure-track faculty, four teaching faculty, and two research faculty members. It offers four degrees in three distinct programs: MS and PhD degrees in Mineral and Energy Economics, an MS degree in Engineering and Technology Management, and a BS degree in Economics. The unique nature of these degrees attracts students who are highly motivated and internationally diverse. The Division has the opportunity to affect the development of every undergraduate student at Mines through a required undergraduate course in economics. Additionally, the economics minor is one of the largest minors at Mines. Expected new business education offerings will further expand the Division’s opportunities for impact. EB is also the home of funded research projects on energy, environmental and mineral economics. The Division works closely with the Payne Institute, a center for research and education on policy issues affecting earth resources, energy and the environment (https://payneinstitute.mines.edu/) and Mines’ new Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (https://innovation.mines.edu/). For more information about the Division, visit http://econbus.mines.edu.

Mines produces industry-ready leaders in engineering, applied science, social science and business known for their work ethic, problem-solving ability and teamwork focus. Mines graduates are in great demand by companies and government entities around the world and are involved in solving major technical and societal challenges of our times. We have several initiatives aimed at enhancing teaching and the student experience, including our exceptional Trefny Innovative Instruction Center, which supports best practices for teaching and learning on campus (https://trefnycenter.mines.edu/). Our Center for Entrepreneurship and Education supports students and faculty to change the world through innovative thinking and entrepreneurial pursuits (https://innovation.mines.edu/). The Mines community is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access; which supports a wide range of activities, including inclusive hiring, inclusivity in the classroom, cultivating a respectful and compassionate campus culture, family friendly programming and polices, expanding pathways for success, ensuring shared responsibility (https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/).

Colorado School of Mines is known globally for the quality of its distinctive graduates, the success of its alumni and its unique expertise in topics related to earth, energy and the environment. Our core values include Inquiry and Innovation, Inspiration, Challenge, Openness, Respect, Diversity, Compassion, and Collaboration. Each of the values above facilitates our shared success, and the advancement of Mines and its mission; by our examples and by our encouragement we seek to foster these values throughout our community, and especially among our students, so as to inspire them to pursue excellence in our shared lives of inquiry and innovation. For more information visit https://www.mines.edu/president/planning/.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should apply online.  Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis during the Fall 2018 semester.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Search Chair Jared Carbone (jcarbone@mines.edu).

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload the following documents (required):

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. a statement of research
  3. a statement of teaching
  4. a statement of vision for the division
  5. a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion
  6. a cover letter expressing interest in the position with
  7. names and contact information for at least 3 references.

Contributions to Diversity & Inclusion: Candidates should submit a 1-page statement on Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion. 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 https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/). The diversity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines.

Research Statement: 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 https://www.mines.edu/president/planning/ and http://research.mines.edu/RES-Mines-Centers-Institutes).

Teaching Statement: Mines is growing its online MS non-thesis degree programs. We are committed to high quality, exciting online instruction. In addition to your teaching philosophy and experience, describe any experience you have in online education.

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: family.mines.edu
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

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.

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