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Teaching Faculty in Computer Science

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Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Computer Science


Position Title
Teaching Faculty in Computer Science
The Opportunity

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is looking to hire multiple Teaching Professors that have a clear passion for conveying knowledge to novice software professionals.  We are looking for superb teachers who inspire students and will advance the University’s commitment to diversity.  Each successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of computer science core and elective courses, including, but not limited to, courses such as: Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures, and Software Engineering. Candidates should also plan to support departmental recruiting efforts, coordinate multi-section courses (including supervision and training of adjunct professors and teaching assistants), and participate in curriculum innovations and improvements.

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:

  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate (and possibly graduate) students, demonstrating teaching excellence.
  • Coordinate multi-section courses and collaborate effectively in curriculum development, innovative pedagogy, and other departmental services.
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate students (and possibly graduate students). 
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, collaboration, and service. 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Possess a Ph.D. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or another closely related field.
  • Teaching Assistant Professor: Potential for excellence in teaching and educational service.
  • Teaching Associate Professor: Demonstrated record of teaching excellence and evidence of educational service.
  • Teaching Full Professor: Demonstrated record of qualifications for Teaching Associate Professor plus leadership and application of educational research.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven experience leading and teaching multi-section courses.
  • Experience teaching introductory programming and core-level courses
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. 
About Mines & The Department

Colorado School of Mines, Colorado's oldest public university and premiere engineering university, is located in Golden, Colorado: a historic gold rush-era town nestled in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder. 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 has about 5,400 undergraduate students and 1,600 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. The 2021 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best National Universities ranks Mines as the top-ranked university in Colorado, and 34th in the category of Top Public Schools. In addition, in the most recent ranking of Computer Science Programs in the U.S., CS@Mines was ranked in the top 4%. 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 CS Department currently has 13 tenured/tenure track faculty, 7 teaching faculty, and 2 Professors of Practice. The department offers a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science with approximately 975 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. More information about the university and the CS Department can be found at and For any questions, please contact

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

The salary range for this position is $78,000 - $106,000 annually commensurate with rank.

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

Interested applicants should apply online at 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:

  1. a cover letter: describing interest in the position and desired rank
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy (less than 2 pgs.): Mines is committed to high quality, hands-on and project-based learning. Candidates should cover their in-person and hands-on teaching pedagogy.
  4. a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (less than 2 pgs.): 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.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and accepted until the positions are filled with priority given to those submitted by January 5, 2022.  The desired start date is August 2022.   

Teaching Statement: Mines is committed to high quality, hands-on and project-based learning. Additionally, Mines is growing its online MS non-thesis degree programs. Candidates should cover their in-person and hands-on teaching pedagogy and be prepared to describe any experience they have in online education. 

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. 

Please contact Kathleen Feighny in Human Resources with any questions.
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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