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Tenure/Tenure-Track Position in Mineral and Energy Economics

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Work type: Academic Faculty
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Economics & Business


Position Title
Tenure/Tenure-Track Position in Mineral and Energy Economics
The Opportunity

The Department of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenured or advanced tenure-track faculty position in Mineral and Energy Economics (MEE). The primary focus of this position will be to help develop and support the university’s research and education initiatives in economics and mineral and energy policy. The MEE M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs, housed in the Department of Economics and Business, include one of the larger non-thesis M.S. programs on campus, and have a long history of placing graduates in leadership positions in both industry and the public policy sphere. The economics faculty also support the undergraduate economics curriculum as well as multidisciplinary programs in advanced energy systems, carbon capture and storage, data science, and space resources. The tight focus of economics faculty at Mines on minerals, energy, and associated environmental issues is unique, and the university is known internationally as a premier institution in this space. It also benefits from the first-class technical expertise on campus and at the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Mines is currently advancing several multidisciplinary educational and research initiatives in these areas.

Colorado School of Mines is a R1 public university dedicated to education and research in science and engineering. Located in beautiful Golden, Colorado, Mines is home to approximately 5,200 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. Faculty at Mines have been involved in research and education relating to the earth, energy, and the environment since its founding in 1874. More information can be found at For further information about the position or the university vision, please contact the search chair, Professor Jared Carbone at

  • Establish and/or maintain a high-quality research program and publication record.
  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students demonstrating teaching excellence of high-quality and impact.
  • Supervise graduate research and thesis projects and mentor a diverse set of students.
  • Develop and lead multidisciplinary research collaborations to support the strategic mission of the university.
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related discipline and 4+ years of experience in the workforce post Ph.D.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Advanced Assistant and Associate Professor candidates should have a national reputation for excellence in research, teaching and/or service. Full Professor candidates should have an established international reputation. Evidence of externally funded research will be important for appointments with tenure.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Successful record of teaching and research obtained via academic research, college-level teaching, and/or industry or national laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated success in securing externally funded grants and contracts.
  • Demonstrated success in developing multidisciplinary research collaborations.
About Mines & Golden, CO
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.  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 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.
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, depending on rank, an academic year salary of: 

$140,000- $214,600

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) 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. Applications must specify in the application package to which rank they are applying. The application must include:

  1. a curriculum vitae,
  2. a statement of research (at most 2 pgs),
  3. a statement of teaching (at most 2 pgs),
  4. a statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (at most 2 pgs),
  5. and a cover letter expressing interest in the position.

Research Statement: Candidates should describe how their research relates to and complements research activities and expertise at Mines, its expected scholarly and societal impact, its relevance to Mines’ goals (e.g., earth, energy, and environment), and current or future connections to industry and/or opportunities for entrepreneurship. The statement should cover both the candidate's past history of successful research as well as their plans for future research at Mines, and their plans for obtaining external funding for that future research. Candidates should also be sure to describe any transdisciplinary aspects of their research. (For more information visit and

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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 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 should propose concrete research, teaching, and/or service activities that will advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines and beyond. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to those submitted by March 1, 2023. Those applications received after March 1, 2023 may not be reviewed.  

Please contact Dorie Chen in Human Resources at with any questions.

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