Teaching Faculty - Mechanical Engineering

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Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Position Title: Teaching Faculty - Mechanical Engineering
The Opportunity: 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for two non-tenure-track Teaching Faculty. The Department is looking to hire Teaching Faculty who have a clear passion for conveying knowledge to our students.  We are looking for superb educators who inspire students and will advance the University’s commitment to diversity. We seek candidates in several areas including Manufacturing, Aerospace, Robotics, Machine Design, Design and Fabrication, Instrumentation and that can teach a variety of core and elective courses.  We are specifically seeking candidates that are comfortable with project-based and active learning in the classroom.  Candidates should also plan to support departmental committees, coordinate multi-section courses (including supervision and training of teaching assistants), and participate in curriculum innovations and improvements.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possess a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or another closely related field and with relevant teaching and/or industry experience. 
  • Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: Demonstrated record of teaching excellence and evidence of educational service.
  • Teaching Full Professor: Demonstrated record of leadership and application of educational research.
  • Demonstrated qualifications and experience for teaching in the designated courses/areas
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Some experience teaching in the designated courses/areas
  • Experience in project-based or active classrooms
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 Mechanical Engineering is focused on education and both basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interest in the areas of thermal-fluid systems, systems/operations engineering, advanced manufacturing, biomechanics, robotics automation, and solid mechanics and materials. Our undergraduate enrollment in Mechanical Engineering is 1,373, with approximately 22.5% women and 18% underrepresented students. We pride ourselves with a strong project-based spine of undergraduate courses that apply theoretical knowledge and engineering skills in classroom activities and team projects.  We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program (~$12M in annual research awards) with strong participation from students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Approximately 250 graduate students (19% women, 18% underrepresented) study within a broad research portfolio. Major specialty programs for undergraduate and graduate students include robotics, automotive engineering, biomechanics, aerospace engineering, energy systems and systems engineering/operations research. More information can be found at www.mines.edu and mechanical.mines.edu.

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 (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:

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:

  • A cover letter describing interest in the position and desired rank,
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, (1 pg)
  • A curriculum vitae, and
  • A statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled with priority given to those submitted by January 15.  The desired start date is August 2021.    

Diversity Commitment: 

The Mines community has 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, and ensuring shared responsibility (https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/).

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.

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 special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: https://www.mines.edu/human-resources/family-at-mines/
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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