Teaching Assistant Professor - Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering Programs

Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pay Range:

$50,000 - $83,000

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

The Opportunity:

The Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a non-tenure track, Assistant Teaching Professor who will actively participate in teaching new and existing curriculum within the subject of Quantitative Bioscience and Engineering (QBE). Mines is currently developing a new multi- and interdisciplinary undergraduate program at the interface between biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, data science, and mathematics. We are particularly interested in candidates who have the potential and desire to work closely with existing faculty to develop our QBE curriculum, including a two-semester, sophomore-junior level course, Introduction to Quantitative Bioscience and Engineering. There may also be opportunities to teach graduate level courses within our QBE graduate program. A qualified applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Mines encourages applications from qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity, inclusion and excellence of our academic community through their teaching, service and research.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students in traditional, hybrid, and online platforms demonstrating teaching excellence.
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, and service.
  • Collaborate across campus representing the Interdisciplinary Program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree Quantitative Biology, Engineering (any discipline), Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or closely-related field.
  • 0-5 years college-level teaching experience. Industry experience may substitute for years of teaching experience.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Established record of successful teaching and service.
  • Communicates effectively among co-workers, students, administration, and other constituents. 
  • Pedagogical content knowledge, general pedagogical knowledge content knowledge of the specific discipline, and instructional technology knowledge. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Quantitative Biology, Engineering (any discipline), Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or closely-related field required by time of appointment.
  • 5+ years of successful college-level teaching experience.
  • Experience working with and developing curriculum for programming language including Python, R, MATLAB, 
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Department Description:

We envision an integrative undergraduate program in Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering (QBE) that will provide rigorous training with an interface between biology and mathematics, computer sciences, and chemistry, establishing a new hallmark for Colorado School of Mines (Mines). The students in the major will complete a core course program that includes the general Mines core, plus a set of additional required courses we deem important to educate an individual in quantitative bioscience and engineering along with an approved stream of biology electives that lead to a BS degree. Electives are designed to support students with an interest in a particular area of biology [e.g., pre-med, ecology, systems, molecular] along with critical quantitative skills. Enhanced skill development and research opportunities through independent study credit will be offered in partnership with several research labs across campus.

About Mines & 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 Payscale.com's "Colleges Worth Your Investment" list. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. To learn more about Mines visit, https://www.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. 

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 bleeding 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 resume 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.

Review of applications will begin early March 2021 and continue until filled. The application must include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching describing your teaching philosophy and experience. Include any experience you have in online education.
  • A 1-page 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/). The diversity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines.
  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position with names and contact information for at least 3 references.