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Teaching Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

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

Position Title
Teaching Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
The Opportunity

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant Professor. We invite applications from scholars and educators whose teaching and research interests are synergistic with ongoing efforts in the department.  We are looking for individuals who can:

  • Teach a wide variety of undergraduate electrical engineering courses including analog design, digital design and signals and systems.
  • Deliver courses using evidence-based, student-centered, inclusive teaching methods.
  • Coordinate multi-section courses among several instructors.
  • Direct, train and supervise a team of graders and lab assistants.
  • Design and deliver new lectures, active learning, and laboratory content.
  • Operate and instruct students in the use of typical electrical laboratory test and measurement equipment. 
  • Perform ABET course outcomes assessment as well as formative assessment for continual course improvement.
  • Communicate clearly with students, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Support departmental recruiting efforts.
  • Support diversity, inclusion and access initiatives in the department and university.

We are looking for superb teachers who inspire students. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, with priority given to those submitted by October 15, 2022.  

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering with relevant teaching and/or industry experience.
  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence and evidence of educational service.
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate education, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a teaching team.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven experience in leading and teaching multi-section courses.
  • Experience teaching electrical circuits and electronics courses.
Department Description

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 5796 undergraduate students and 1,706 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 Payscale.com's "Colleges Worth Your Investment" list. The EE Department, currently in Fall 2022, has 8 tenured/tenure track faculty and 3 teaching faculty, 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 413 undergraduate and 45 graduate students. More information about the university and the EE Department, including active research areas, can be found at https://www.mines.edu and https://electrical.mines.edu

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 (https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/).

Pay Range

Mines is offering an academic year salary of $93,250 - $97,250.

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: https://www.mines.edu/human-resources/family-at-mines/

How to Apply

Applications will be 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:

(1) a cover letter describing interest in the position and desired rank,

(2) a statement of teaching philosophy,

(3) a curriculum vitae, and

(4) a statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines. 

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 https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/.

For questions about this opportunity, contact Kathleen Feighny in Human Resources at kfeighny@mines.edu.

*start date updated from January to August on 9/28/22

Background Investigation Required
Yes
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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