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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty in Microwave Engineering

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Work type: Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Electrical Engineering


Position Title
Microwave Engineering Faculty, Department of Electrical Engineering
The Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in one or more of the following areas:

  • Theory, design, and metrology of active components, circuits and systems; with targeted applications in microwave, millimeter-wave and/or terahertz wireless communications;
  • Multiphysics design and optimization of microwave semiconductor devices and power amplifiers including discrete, monolithic, and hybridized integration technologies supporting next generation communication systems;
  • Low energy consumption, energy harvesting, RFID, wireless sensor networks for IoT and/or industrial IoT (I-IoT), 6G, sub-millimeter wave, and satellite communications.

Mines is a great place to engage in education and research in each of these areas as they relate to our Earth, Energy, and Environment mission. We seek candidates excited to share our mission. Successful applicants will be able to collaborate through joint appointments, joint projects, shared students, etc. with the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colorado and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder Colorado, only 20 miles away from Mines.  Collaboration with other national laboratories and industries is also encouraged.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 2022.

  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students in traditional, hybrid, and/or online formats, demonstrating teaching excellence. 
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Establish and maintain an internationally-recognized reputation for scholarship with a correspondingly impactful record of publications and invited talks.
  • Develop a strong externally-funded research program focused on leading-edge topics.
  • Contribute both institutionally and externally through active service.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, and service.
  • Collaborate across campus and contribute to breakthroughs in the area of Antennas and Wireless Communications and improve the international reputation of the EE Department.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited program.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated experience in academic, research lab, and/or industry and accomplishments in such a setting.
  • General pedagogical knowledge (how to teach); pedagogical content knowledge (how to teach a specific discipline); and ability to use instructional technology for effective teaching.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Integrity, energy, and a passion for education and research.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Successful record of teaching and/or research obtained via academic research, college-level teaching and/or industry or national lab experience.
  • Demonstrated record of research publications in archival journals and conference proceedings. 
  • Successful record of teaching and/or research obtained via academic research, college-level teaching and/or industry or national lab experience.
  • Demonstrated record of research publications in archival journals and conference proceedings. 
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
About Mines & The Department
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. Mines has approximately 5400 undergraduate students and 1600 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Annual research expenditures in 2021 was ~$77M. Mines has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. The 2020 edition of U.S. News and World Report's America's Best National Universities ranks Mines as the top-ranked university in Colorado and 88th in the nation, both public and private, and 33rd in the category of Top Public Schools.

The Department of Electrical Engineering has focused on education and basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interest. Our undergraduate enrollment is 366, with 16% women and 24% underrepresented students. We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program (~$1.7 million in annual research awards) with strong participation from students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Our highly accomplished and internationally recognized faculty conduct leading-edge research and have strong ties with local, national and international industrial partners, national laboratories and other research institutions. Students at all levels have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty and graduate with the skills needed in the workforce or academia.

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Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

Mines is offering an academic year compensation of $93,641 - $100,218

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  Additionally, Mines’ leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and leading edge technology.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

For full consideration, apply by January 1, 2022.  The position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research experience and interests (less than 2 pgs),
  • A statement of teaching, with a description of any experience in online education (less than 2 pgs),
  • A statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines (less than 2 pgs).

Contributions to D&I: Candidates should submit a 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: 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 and

Teaching Statement: Mines is growing its online MS nonthesis 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.

For further information, please contact Kathleen Feighny in Human Resources at

Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

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