Civil and Environmental Engineering - Open Rank Faculty

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Work type: Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Golden
Categories: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Academic Affairs

Position Title: Civil and Environmental Engineering  - Open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position
Job Description:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the area of sustainable urban infrastructure. Applicants must hold a PhD in Civil Engineering or a related field. We seek candidates in the areas of structural, architectural, and construction engineering as well as sustainable urban infrastructure development. Successful candidates will be expected 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 highly value applicants with the ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and secure research funding from a diverse array of sources, including but not limited to industry and federal agencies. Successful candidates are also expected to contribute to the development and expansion of the department’s Civil Engineering curriculum at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Professional Engineering registration is preferred but not required. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s and Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks candidates who will contribute to growing department’s research capacity in structural and architectural engineering and sustainable urban infrastructure.

About Mines, the Department, 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 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has focused on education and basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interest. CEE is also home for multiple active research centers including an industry-sponsored Center on Underground Construction and Tunneling (UCT) and a University Transportation Center focused on underground transportation infrastructure (funded by U.S. DOT). The department also hosts multiple research centers on urban water systems and natural resources, including ReNUWIt (funded by NSF), WE2ST (funded by ConocoPhillips) and Aqwatec Advanced Water Technology Center. Our undergraduate enrollment is 444, including 253 students in Civil Engineering (39% female) and 191 Environmental Engineering students (67% female). We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program (~$8 million in annual research awards) with strong participation from students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. CEE currently has approximately 100 graduate students within a broad research portfolio.

Mines produces industry-ready scientists and engineers 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 ( Our Center for Entrepreneurship and Education supports students and faculty to change the world through innovative thinking and entrepreneurial pursuits ( 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 (

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

How to Apply:

Applications should be received no later than December 31st, 2018. The application must include:

  1. A curriculum vitae,
  2. Statement of research (2 pg),
  3. A statement of teaching (1pg),
  4. A statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion (1 pg),
  5. A cover letter expressing interest in the position with names and contact information for 3 professional references.

Contributions to D&I: Candidates must 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 The diversity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines.

Research Statement: Please include your current research activities and major achievements, also describe how your research (exiting or future) could contribute to the theme of sustainable urban infrastructure. Please be sure to describe any transdisciplinary aspects of your research.

Teaching Statement: Mines is committed to high quality, exciting in-classroom and online instruction. Please indicate existing and new classes you are capable of teaching and develop in the Civil Engineering program. In addition to your teaching philosophy and experience, describe any experience you have in online education.

Total Rewards: Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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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