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Assistant Professor - Department of Electrical Engineering - Microwave & Applied Electromagnetics

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Work type: Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Electrical Engineering


Position Title
Assistant Professor - Department of Electrical Engineering - Microwave & Applied Electromagnetics
The Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level with experience in the following areas:

Position 1: Microwave theory with emphasis on design, and metrology of active components, circuits and systems, multiphysics design and optimization of microwave semiconductor devices and power amplifiers including discrete, monolithic, and hybridized integration technologies.

Position 2:  Applied electromagnetics with emphasis on wireless communications, Radar, antennas and measurement techniques.

Mines is a great place to engage in education and research in each of these areas as they relate to our Earth, Energy, and Environment mission. We seek candidates excited to share our mission. Successful applicants will be able to collaborate through joint appointments, joint projects, shared students, etc. with the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colorado and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder Colorado, only 20 miles away from Mines.  Collaboration with other national laboratories and industries is also encouraged.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 2023.

  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students in traditional, hybrid, and/or online formats, demonstrating teaching excellence. 
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Develop a strong externally funded research program focused on leading-edge topics.
  • Establish and maintain an internationally recognized reputation for scholarship with a correspondingly impactful record of publications and invited talks.
  • Contribute to both institutional and external professional service.
  • Cultivate and promote an accessible, inclusive, and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, and service.
  • Collaborate across campus and contribute to breakthroughs in the area of applications of your research
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited program by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated experience and accomplishments in academia, research lab(s), and/or industry.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Integrity, energy, and a passion for education and research.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Commitment and ability to use instructional techniques and technology for effective teaching.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated record of successful record of teaching and/or research obtained via academic research, college-level teaching and/or industry or national lab experience.
  • Demonstrated record of research publications in archival journals and conference proceedings. 
  • Demonstrated record of externally funded research program.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform scholarship, teaching, and service at a level commensurate with the Mines standards for a tenure-track Assistant Professor rank.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
About Mines & The Department

Colorado School of Mines, Colorado’s oldest public university, is located in picturesque Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder.  Mines has 5,196 undergraduate students and 1,569 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Mines has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Colorado School of Mines was ranked the No. 4 best engineering college in the United States by Money Magazine in 2020. Mines was recently dubbed the top public university in the nation for return on investment in's "Colleges Worth Your Investment" list. The EE Department, currently in Fall 2020, has 13 tenured/tenure track faculty, 5 teaching faculty, and a Research Professor, and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MS program on Smart-Grid, Power Electronics, and Electrical Power Systems. The EE Department currently has 359 undergraduate and 57 graduate students. More information about the university and the EE Department, including active research areas, can be found at and

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.

The Mines community has a Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access; which supports a wide range of activities, including inclusive hiring, inclusivity in the classroom, cultivating a respectful and compassionate campus culture, family friendly programming and polices, expanding pathways for success, and ensuring shared responsibility (

Pay Range

Mines is offering an academic year salary of $98,00 - $102,500.

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

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and accepted until the positions are filled with priority given to those submitted by October 15, 2022.  The desired start date is August 2023.  Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information of three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, and veteran status) and upload the following:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research experience and interests (max 3 pages),
  • A statement of teaching, with a description of experience in active learning and online education,
  • A statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines.

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

For further information, please contact Kathleen Feighny in Human Resources at

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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