Department of Computer Science - Open Rank Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work type: Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Golden
Categories: Computer Science

Position Title: Department of Computer Science - Open Rank Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty 
Job Description:

The Department of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for multiple open rank tenure/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science (applications considered at assistant, associate, and full professor levels), anticipated to begin in August 2020. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, the department is especially interested in candidates with research specialization in one or more of the following areas, due to their synergies with existing departmental and university strengths: (1) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, (2) Human-Computer Interaction, (3) Cybersecurity, (4) Data Management, and (5) Quantum Computing.


The successful candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and develop an externally funded research program that will support graduate students and lead to high-impact results at top conferences and journals. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to conduct service to both Mines and their professional research community. Mines encourages applications from qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicants must possess, by August 2020, a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Applicants must demonstrate or show evidence of excellent written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Applicants for associate professor or full professor must have an established and currently-funded program with clear potential for continuance, and a proven track record of success in teaching, research, and service.
About Mines, the Department, and Golden, CO

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 has about 4900 undergraduate students and 1300 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Mines maintains a high-quality, well-funded research program (~$66M in awards in 2018) with strong participation from both graduate and undergraduate students. The 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best National Universities ranks Mines as the top-ranked university in Colorado, and 32nd in the category of Top Public Schools. In 2016, Mines was ranked 2nd in America by the Wall Street Journal for combining Scholarly Research and Classroom Instruction. 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 School’s proximity to Denver and Boulder provides opportunities for significant collaboration with government labs and industry as well as other universities.

The CS Department currently has 13 tenured/tenure track faculty and 5 teaching faculty. The department offers a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science with approximately 680 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. From its inception, the Department of Computer Science has focused on basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interest. We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program (e.g., two recent NSF CAREER Awards received) with strong participation from students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The CS faculty tend to work collaboratively and successful candidates are expected to interact with researchers both in the department and across the Mines campus. The CS department has strengths in multiple areas including robotics, high-performance computing, networks, machine learning and cybersecurity. More information about the university and the CS Department can be found at and

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How to Apply:

Apply by December 5, 2019 for full consideration, applicants who apply after this date may or may not be considered.  

The desired start date is August 2020. 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,
  3. A statement of teaching,
  4. A statement of contributions to Diversity and Inclusion,
  5. A cover letter expressing interest in the position with names and contact information for at least 3 references.

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume 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.

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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