Department of Chemistry - Academic Faculty

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

Position Title: Department of Chemistry - Teaching Faculty
The Opportunity: The Department of Chemistry at Colorado School of Mines invites applications for an anticipated full-time Teaching Professor at the assistant professor level. This is a non-tenure track position with possibility of additional summer teaching as needed. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission of addressing the challenges of a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of leading scientists and engineers by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through student centered learning. The Department emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to solving real-world problems in areas such as sustainability, alternative fuels and energy, biodetection, materials, nanomedicines and water quality assessment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach within the general chemistry program and in the area of physical chemistry. The ability to bridge into other courses within the chemistry curriculum, such as organic chemistry is a definite plus. They will be expected to work effectively in a collegial, collaborative, interdisciplinary academic environment both within the department and across the Mines campus. In addition the successful candidate will perform service to the department and the university through involvement on committees, student advising and outreach. Candidates with experience in active learning pedagogies at the college level are highly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D in Chemistry is required. Mines encourages applications from qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity, inclusion and excellence of our academic community through their teaching, service and research.
About the Department and Golden, CO: Located in Golden, CO, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder, Mines is a public institution dedicated to education and research in engineering and the applied sciences. We are well known for the abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities and a prominent and growing network of collaborating agencies/laboratories (e.g., U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Renewable Energy Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research). The Department of Chemistry offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and conducts a research program emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches to solving real world problems. For additional information, please visit
How to Apply:

Apply by November 25, 2019 for full consideration, applicants who apply after this date may or may not be considered.  

The application must include:
• A curriculum vitae
• A statement of teaching describing your teaching philosophy and experience. Include any
experience you have in online education.
• A 1-page 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.
• A cover letter expressing interest in the position with names and contact information for at least 3 references.

Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. 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 in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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