Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines
(Mines) invites applications for multiple open rank
tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science
(applications considered at the assistant, associate, and full
professor levels), anticipated to begin in August 2023. While all
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, the department is
especially interested in candidates with research specialization in
one or more of the following broadly defined areas: Machine
Learning and AI
(e.g., Machine Learning, Big Data Computing,
Computer Vision, Bioinformatics), Cybersecurity
System Security, Privacy, Applied Cryptography), Robotics
(e.g., Robot Perception, Learning, and Autonomy), and
(e.g., Networked systems, High-Performance
Computing, Computer Architecture, Quantum Computing, Embedded
- Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and
graduate students, demonstrating teaching excellence and
- Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
- Establish and/or maintain a quality publication record.
- Develop and maintain a strong, visible externally funded
research program that will contribute to scholarly
- Contribute both institutionally and professionally through
- Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community
through recruiting, mentorship, collaboration, and service.
About Mines & The Department
- Ph.D. from an accredited program in Computer Science 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.
The CS Department currently has 12 tenured/tenure track faculty,
8.5 teaching faculty, and 1.5 Professors of Practice. The
department offers a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science with
approximately 1000 undergraduate and 140 graduate students. From
its inception, the Department of Computer Science has focused on
basic and applied research that addresses problems of national
interest. We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program
(e.g., three faculty recently received NSF CAREER Awards) with
strong participation from students at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels. The CS faculty tend to work collaboratively
(with researchers from both within the department and outside),
with several faculty involved in Mines interdisciplinary programs
in Quantum Engineering
Quantitative Biosciences and
Research with Engineering
, and Robotics
. As such, successful
candidates are expected to interact with researchers both within
the department and across the Mines campus and are encouraged to be
involved with our interdisciplinary programs. The CS department has
strengths in multiple areas including robotics, high-performance
computing, networks, machine learning, and cybersecurity. More
information about the university and the CS Department can be found
at http://mines.edu and http://cs.mines.edu. For any questions,
please contact email@example.com.
Colorado School of Mines, Colorado's oldest public university,
premier engineering university, and an R1 institution, is located
in Golden, Colorado: a historic gold rush-era town nestled in the
foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles
south of Boulder. Mines is consistently ranked
among the top
engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as
the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines
has about 5500 undergraduate students and 1550 graduate students in
a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Mines
maintains high-quality, well-funded research programs (~$94M in
awards for fiscal year 2022) with strong participation from both
graduate and undergraduate students. The 2022 edition of U.S. News
and World Report’s America’s Best National Universities ranks Mines
as the top-ranked university in Colorado, and 33th in the category
of Top Public Schools. In addition, in the most recent ranking of
Computer Science Programs in the U.S., CS@Mines was ranked in the
top 5%. In 2016, Mines was ranked 2nd in America by the Wall Street
Journal for combining Scholarly Research and Classroom Instruction
and in 2022 Mines was ranked 3rd
on the list of best
engineering colleges by Money Magazine. Mines has the highest
admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among
the highest of any public university in the U.S. The School’s
proximity to Denver and Boulder provides opportunities for
significant collaboration with government labs (including NREL,
NIST, NCAR, and NOA), industry, and other universities.
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.
Mines is offering an academic year salary of:
Assistant Professor: $103,000 - $115,000
Associate Professor: $115,000 - $136,000
Professor:$136,000 - $160,000
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.
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay,
health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our
portfolio of benefits includes fully paid medical and dental
premiums as well as 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
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:
a curriculum vitae,
a statement of research (at most 2 pgs),
a statement of teaching (at most 2 pgs),
a statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion (at most 2 pgs),
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 https://www.mines.edu/president/planning/ 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
Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) plan can be found at
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. Candidates are strongly encouraged
to connect their proposed activities to those described in the
department's BPC plan.
Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022. For full
consideration, please apply by December 15th, 2022.
Please contact Kathleen Feighny in Human Resources at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented
proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required
to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination
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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