Department Head and Professor - Computer Science

Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines (CS@Mines) invites applications for a tenured, full professor to head the Department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field, and a proven track record in teaching, research and service. Administrative experience and evidence of successful personnel and financial management are required.  Inspiring leadership qualities, enthusiasm, effective interpersonal communication and organizational skills are a must. Successful candidates  are expected to operate in a transparent, ethical and collegial manner and should be responsive to the needs of faculty, staff, and students within the Department. They should also have a strong commitment to enhance diversity and inclusion. Experience teaching and working in an academic environment is highly desired, and experience working in or with industry is a plus.

Successful candidates will work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment within the Department, across the Mines campus, and with external partners to: (1) provide leadership to enhance the mission and activities of the Department by fostering a vision and strategy to strengthen its research and teaching and to enhance collaboration with other programs across campus; (2) oversee management of the Department, with budgetary responsibilities for strategic, academic, and operational development; (3) promote and support continued professional growth of faculty and staff, in particular in the area of educational innovation; (4) facilitate a world-class environment for research in Computer Science with active collaborations with academia, industry, and government agencies; (5) administer and lead the renewal of curricula and teaching activities of academic and adjunct faculty; (6) represent the Department to the university administration, other university units, industry, and to public and private agencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels; (7) oversee recruitment of world-class faculty, and facilitate professional development, and retention of faculty, staff, and students; (8) lead fund-raising to support departmental activities, (9) prepare and manage department budget, and (10) teach courses, advise graduate students, and maintain a leading international research program. Successful candidates are expected to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of engineers and scientists, and expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s and Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the candidate must commit to growing the Department’s contributions to research and education that are focused on society’s major challenges related to earth, energy, environment, and sustainability.