Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

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Work type: Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Golden
Categories: Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Position Title:

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering - Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

Job Description:

The George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for experienced candidates for a tenured or tenure-track position at all levels. 

We highly value applicants with the ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and secure research funding from a diverse array of sources (e.g., federal, state, industry, and private).


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 nationally and internationally recognized research. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s commitment to diversity.

The Department seeks candidates who will contribute to growing Mines at the frontiers of STEM education, research, and innovation, elevating our status among the world’s top universities; visit our pathways to distinction document at for more information.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related field. We seek candidates in the areas of non-ferrous physical metallurgy, metals processing and advanced manufacturing (e.g. casting, welding, additive manufacturing, thermomechanical and deformation processing), energetic materials related to explosives engineering applications, and modeling to support these areas. Successful candidates will participate in one or more of the research centers within the department.

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 George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has focused on education and basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interest, including the fundamental knowledge-base associated with materials processing, their properties, and their selection and application. It is also home to centers of excellence in the areas of physical metallurgy and advanced ceramics, such as the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC), the Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys (CANFSA), the CWJCR and Ma2JIC, and the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC). Our undergraduate enrollment is 188, with 32.4% women and 10.6% underrepresented students (for more information on diversity & inclusion in the department visit our website We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program ($10+ million in annual research awards) with strong participation from students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Approximately 135 graduate students and 13 postdoctoral scholars (29.7% women, 5.4% underrepresented) study within a broad research portfolio. The Department offers a BS degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; program options for graduate students include MS and PhD degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or Materials Science.

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, veteran status, etc.) and upload the following documents:

Interested applicants should apply online. Application review will begin on January 31, 2019. The application must include:

  1. A curriculum vitae, statement of research (3 pg),
  2. A statement of teaching (1pg),
  3. A statement of contributions to diversity and Inclusion (D&I) (1 pg),
  4. A cover letter expressing interest in the position with names and contact information for at least 3 references.

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.

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

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:

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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