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Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty in Computer Science

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


Position Title
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Computer Science
The Opportunity
The Department of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for multiple open rank tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science (applications considered at assistant, associate, and full professor levels), anticipated to begin in August 2022. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, the department is especially interested in candidates in the area of intelligent systems, with research specialization in one or more of the following areas, due to their synergies with existing departmental and university strengths: Data-Driven areas (e.g., Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Database Systems / Data Engineering), Systems-Level areas (e.g., Cybersecurity, Cyber Physical Systems, and Embedded Systems), and Human-centered areas (e.g., Human-computer Interaction, Human-Centered Design, and Computing and Social Justice). Mines encourages applications from qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service.
  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students, demonstrating teaching excellence and high-impact scholarship. 
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Establish and/or maintain a quality publication record. 
  • Develop and maintain a strong, visible externally funded research program that will contribute to scholarly publication. 
  • 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
  • Successful record of teaching obtained via college-level teaching. 
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field by the time the appointment begins.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Associate and Full Professor candidates 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.  In addition, Full Professor candidates should have an established international reputation. Lastly, evidence of externally funded research is required for an appointment with tenure.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Successful record of teaching obtained via college-level teaching. 
  • Successful record of research obtained via academic research and/or industry or national lab experience.
  • Demonstrated record of research publications in archival journals and conference proceedings.
  • Demonstrated success in securing externally funded grants and contracts.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. 
Department Description
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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. Mines maintains a high-quality, well-funded research program (~$79M in awards in 2021) with strong participation from both graduate and undergraduate students. 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 5%. 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 (including NREL, NIST, NCAR, and NOA), industry and other universities.

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 950 undergraduate and 150 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., three faculty recently received NSF CAREER Awards) 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 within 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 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 $95,000 - $170,000 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

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.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The desired start date is August 2022. 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 ( less than 2 pgs),
  3. a statement of teaching (less than 2 pgs),
  4. a statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (less than 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 impact, its relevance to Mines’ goals (e.g., earth, energy and environment), and current or future connections to industry and/or opportunities for entrepreneurship. Please be sure to describe any transdisciplinary aspects of your 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 D&I: Candidates should submit a one-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. 

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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