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Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty in Computer Science

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2022

Position Title

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Computer Science
The Opportunity

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 (e.g., System Security, Privacy, Applied Cryptography), Robotics (e.g., Robot Perception, Learning, and Autonomy), and Systems (e.g., Networked systems, High-Performance Computing, Computer Architecture, Quantum Computing, Embedded Systems).

  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students, demonstrating teaching excellence and high-impact scholarship.
  • 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 publication.
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, collaboration, and service.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 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.

About Mines & The Department

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 , Data Science , Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering , Operations 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 and For any questions, please contact

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.

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

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.

Total Rewards
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 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:

  • 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 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 CS@Mines' Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) plan can be found at . 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. 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 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 upon hire.
    Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

    Advertised: Aug 24, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time
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