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Open Rank Professor (Tenure/Tenure-Track) - Construction Engineering

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Work type: Academic Faculty
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Civil & Environmental Engineering


Position Title
Open Rank Professor (Tenure/Tenure-Track) - Construction Engineering
The Opportunity

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position in construction engineering open at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor).

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, develop an externally funded research program in their technical area, contribute to professional leadership and service, and contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our academic community. The typical effort distribution for tenure-track faculty is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. A PhD is required at the time of hire.

Research areas of interest include those that fall within the broad scope of construction engineering, with emphasis on heavy civil infrastructure construction, underground civil infrastructure construction, and energy infrastructure construction. Preferred research areas include those focused on virtual design and construction, digital construction - including construction information monitoring (CIM) and digital twinning, as well as related technologies for construction sensing, monitoring and automation. Colorado School of Mines is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate research and thesis projects, establish and grow a quality publication record, and develop a strong externally funded program that supports applied and/or fundamental research. Teaching responsibilities will ideally include undergraduate construction engineering course topics and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. from an accredited program in civil/construction engineering or a closely related field by the time the appointment begins.
  • Record of publication at top-tier international conferences and/or journals in one or more of the search areas.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in higher education and a commitment to addressing these issues through concrete action.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of externally funded research is required for an appointment with tenure.
Department Description

The department is expanding to incorporate the newly-formed BSc in Construction Engineering.  Currently, the Department has 27 faculty members, with 9 teaching professors and 18 full-time tenured/tenure track professors. We are also the academic home to the President and Dean. We currently have 3 departmental staff members who support the mission of our department. This cadre of professionals services over 500 undergraduate majors (343 BS Civil Engineering and 172 Environmental Engineering) and 119 graduate students (18% MS Thesis, 43% MS non-thesis, 38% PhD). At the graduate level, we offer two MSc and PhD degrees (Civil & Environmental Engineering; Environmental Engineering Science) and support three interdisciplinary graduate degree programs in Hydrologic Science & Engineering, Underground Construction & Tunnel Engineering, and Humanitarian Engineering & Science. Our highly accomplished faculty are internationally recognized in the areas of environmental engineering and science, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, underground construction engineering, and water resources engineering. Our research activity is very high, typically among the top three departments on campus for annual expenditures.

About Mines & Golden, CO

Colorado School of Mines is known globally for the quality of its graduates, the success of its alumni, and its unique expertise in topics related to earth, energy and the environment. Mines produces industry-ready scientists and engineers who are known for their work ethic, problem-solving capabilities and ability to work in teams. Mines graduates are in great demand by companies and government entities around the world and are involved in solving major technical and societal challenges of our times.

Mines’ core values include Inquiry and Innovation, Inspiration, Challenge, Openness, Respect, Diversity, Compassion, and Collaboration. Each of these values facilitates our shared success, and the advancement of Mines and its mission. By our example and encouragement, we seek to foster these values throughout our community, and especially among our students, so as to inspire them to pursue excellence in our shared lives of inquiry and innovation. For more information please visit

The University has several initiatives aimed at enhancing teaching and the student experience, including our exceptional Trefny Innovative Instruction Center, which supports best practices for teaching and learning on campus ( Our Center for Entrepreneurship and Education supports students and faculty to change the world through innovative thinking and entrepreneurial pursuits ( The Mines community has developed a strategic plan for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access that 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 (

Mines is located in picturesque Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. We are well known for the abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities and a prominent and growing network of collaborating agencies/laboratories (e.g., US Army Corps of Engineers Risk Management Center, National Renewable Energy Lab, Federal Highway Administration Central Federal Lands Office, US Bureau of Reclamation, and associated industries that support and serve construction engineering.

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

Assistant Professor: $94,400 - $96,00
Associate Professor: $108,000 - $111,000
Professor: $140,000 - $159,000

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 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 (at most 2 pgs),
  3. a statement of teaching (at most 2 pgs),
  4. a statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (at most 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 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 The diversity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience and should propose concrete research, teaching, and/or service activities that will advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines and beyond. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to those submitted by January 10, 2023. Those applications received after January 10, 2023 may not be reviewed.  

Please contact Dorie Chen in Human Resources at with any questions.

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