Teaching Faculty - Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Position Title: Teaching Faculty - Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Opportunity:

The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Teaching Professor in Environmental Engineering (all ranks will be considered). We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of leading engineers and scientists and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through experiential learning. Specialty areas in CEE include environmental engineering & science, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, and structural engineering.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses across the breadth of the environmental engineering and science curriculum, such as fundamentals of environmental engineering, water reclamation and reuse, and contaminant fate/transport. The normal teaching load is currently 3 courses/semester (6/year). The candidate will also participate in experiential learning such as environmental engineering lab, hydrology and water resources lab, and summer field session. Familiarity with the incorporation of the principles of sustainability in the design of environmental engineering systems that include considerations of risk, uncertainty, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts is desired. The successful candidate will work effectively in a collegial, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment within CEE and across the Mines campus. The candidate will also help lead the department’s ABET assessment.


The successful candidate will have professional licensure in Civil or Environmental Engineering, a related field, or education and equivalent design experience sufficient to obtain them in a timely manner (i.e., EIT certification and/or an ABET-accredited degree in civil or environmental engineering or a related field). The successful candidate, at all ranks, must have demonstrated potential for successful teaching and service commensurate with rank, as well as strong interpersonal and communications skills. Candidates should have a graduate degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related field (a PhD is preferred for the Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Full Professor ranks).

  • At the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor, applicants must possess a master’s degree or a baccalaureate degree with professional or academic experience, and the demonstrated potential for successful teaching.
  • At the rank of Teaching Associate Professor, applicants must possess a doctoral degree or a master’s degree along with professional or academic experience and accomplishments, and documented success in teaching.
  • At the rank of Teaching Full Professor, applicants must possess either a doctoral degree or a master’s degree with professional or academic experience and accomplishments; a record of excellence in teaching; and demonstrated excellence in pedagogy, which may be evidenced by course innovation, publications, or success in attracting pedagogical research support.

Applicants must specify in the application package to which rank they are applying.

About Mines, the Department, and Golden, CO:

Located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Mines is just minutes away from Boulder and Denver, offering a unique combination of mountain living coupled with large city amenities. The CEE Department focuses on education and basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interests. CEE is 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 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). The CEE department is committed to the Mines’ mission of providing a quality experience for students through excellence in pedagogy, and we have six teaching track professors each serving as an integral part of our department faculty. We pride ourselves on exceptional education and seek applicants who can contribute to our students’ experiences. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s and Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. More information about Mines and the CEE department can be found at mines.edu and cee.mines.edu.

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) and are required to upload the following:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching describing your teaching philosophy and experience. Include any experience you have in online education.
  • 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.
  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position with names and contact information for at least 3 references.

For further information about the position, please contact search committee chair Prof. Kristoph Kinzli at kkinzli@mines.edu

Review of applications will begin by October 15, 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: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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