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Teaching Assistant Professor, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

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Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Academic Affairs, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics


Position Title

Teaching Assistant Professor, Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

The Opportunity

The Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in the interdisciplinary Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering (QBE) program. The successful candidate will primarily be involved in a team-based approach for the continued development and teaching of QBE required classes focused on computational and quantitative tools to model complex biological systems. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the following fields of biology: Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Metabolic and Genetic Engineering, Quantitative Biology, Bioinformatics, and Cell and Molecular Biology. Depending on experience and teaching needs of the program, there will be the opportunity to develop independent lecture and lab courses in the candidates’ areas of expertise. For further information, contact the search chair Dr. John Spear at

  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students in face-to-face and potentially hybrid and online formats demonstrating teaching excellence.
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate students.
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, and service.
  • Collaborate across campus representing the Interdisciplinary Program.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Quantitative Biology, Molecular Biology, Biological and Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics/Computer Science, Mathematics (with emphases on modeling biological systems) or closely-related field required by time of appointment.
  • 0-5+ years college-level teaching experience. Industry experience may substitute for years of teaching experience.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Established record of successful teaching and service.
  • Communicates effectively among co-workers, students, administration, and other constituents. 
  • Pedagogical content knowledge, general pedagogical knowledge content knowledge of the specific discipline, and instructional technology knowledge. 
  • The potential to become an excellent teacher, mentor and scholar.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Post-doctoral or industry experience in in Quantitative Biology, Biological and Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics/Computer Science, Mathematics (with emphases on Modeling biological systems) or closely-related field.
  • Interest in developing a QBE specific senior design course.
About Mines

Colorado School of Mines is located in picturesque Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. Mines is proud to have recently earned Carnegie Classification R1 “Very High Research Activity.” 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. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. A sunny, high-altitude climate with outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities make the greater Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 

More information can be found at

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 salary of $64,000 - $97,000.

Mines takes into consideration a combination of the home academic department, the 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
For full consideration apply by December 2nd. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a CV and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A statement of teaching and/or course design experience and interests with a description of any experience you have in education (face-to-face and online) (maximum of 2 pages)
  3. A statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines (maximum of 2 pages)
  4. A curriculum vitae.

Teaching Statement:

Mines is committed to high quality, hands-on and project-based learning. Candidates should cover their in-person and hands-on teaching pedagogy and be prepared to describe any experience they have in online education.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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, Human Resources, at with any questions. Note: Priority deadline updated on 11/2/22 to ensure broad applicant pool.

Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. 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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