Computer Science - Teaching Professors

Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Opportunity: 

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is looking to hire multiple Teaching Professors that have a clear passion for conveying knowledge to novice software professionals.  We are looking for superb teachers who inspire students and will advance the University’s commitment to diversity.  Each successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of computer science core and elective courses, including, but not limited to, courses such as: Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures, and Software Engineering. Candidates should also plan to support departmental recruiting efforts, coordinate multi-section courses (including supervision and training of teaching assistants), and participate in curriculum innovations and improvements.

Minimum Qualification: 

  • Possess a Ph.D. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Science Education, or another closely related field.
  • Teaching Associate/Full Professor: Demonstrated record of teaching excellence and evidence of educational service.
  • Teaching Full Professor: Demonstrated record of leadership and application of educational research.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proven experience leading and teaching multi-section courses.
  • Experience teaching low-level CS courses (e.g., CS0 and CS1). 

About Mines, the Department, and Golden, CO:

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 CS Department, which is currently ranked by U.S News & World Report as 68th in Computer Science, has 13 tenured/tenure track faculty, 4 teaching faculty, and 2 Professors of Practice, and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. CS@Mines currently has approximately 800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students and is the fastest growing department on the Mines campus. More information about the university and the CS Department, including active research areas, can be found at and, respectively. For any questions, please contact