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Teaching Faculty or Professor of Practice - Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering &

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022

Position Title
Teaching Faculty or Professor of Practice - Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Department of Chemistry
The Opportunity
The Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) and Chemistry Departments at the Colorado School of Mines invite applications for a Teaching Faculty or Professor of Practice to lead Energy Sustainability efforts including the online Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) certificate program. While there is a preference for faculty in energy sustainability including carbon capture utilization and storage, excellent candidates in all research areas related to Chemical and Biological Engineering or Chemistry will be considered. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of engineers and leaders, and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s commitment to diversity.
  • Manage and teach courses within the recently launched online CCUS graduate certificate program
  • Work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment within the Departments and across the Mines campus.
  • Develop and deliver course materials to students in face-to-face and potentially hybrid and online formats demonstrating teaching excellence.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, and service.

Minimum Qualifications

Teaching Assistant Professor
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or a closely related field.
  • Teaching Assistant Professor: Potential for excellence in teaching and educational service with 0-3 years of experience.
  • Teaching Associate Professor: 3-7 years of demonstrated teaching excellence and evidence of educational service.
  • Teaching Full Professor: 7 plus years of demonstrated teaching excellence, evidence of educational service and leadership, and application of educational research.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • 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.
  • The potential to become an excellent teacher and mentor.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Professor of Practice
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or a closely related field.
  • 0-5+ years college-level teaching experience. Industry experience may substitute for years of teaching experience.
  • History of professional experience with a national or international reputation demonstrating achievement as a distinguished practitioner of the discipline.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or other research experience related to sustainability including not limited to carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS).
  • Prior teaching experience.

Department Description

The CBE and Chemistry faculty tend to work collaboratively, and successful candidates are expected to interact with multiple researchers in the department and across the Mines campus. Both department have strengths in multiple areas including energy, materials, biological and biomedical engineering, transport, biochemistry, catalysis and complex fluids. The faculty collaborate extensively with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, located minutes from Mines, as well as several other regional federal laboratories involved in energy research and development. The Colorado Fuel Cell Center is a collaborative center at Mines dedicated to improving the efficiency of chemical energy conversion, as well as adapting fuel cell technology for compatibility with emerging biofuels. The CBE department houses the world’s foremost center dedicated to understanding the critical role of hydrates in energy production as well as their potential for energy storage and CO2 sequestration. The department also hosts the Colorado Institute for Energy, Materials and Computational Science (CIEMACS), which focuses on problems at the nexus of energy, materials and scientific computing. The Mines Polymers and Complex Fluids (MPAC) group brings together faculty from CBE and the Chemistry Department to focus on fundamental and applied research in soft matter. The Chemistry Department has extensive background in materials development, and directs the DoE-HFTO HyMARC Energy Materials Network, which advances hydrogen storage from cradle to grave from materials development, to TEA, to deployment to recycle.

For more information about the CBE Department visit . For more information on the Chemistry Department visit

About Mines & Golden, CO

Colorado School of Mines is located in picturesque Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. Mines is proud to have recently earned Carnegie Classification R1 “Very High Research Activity.” 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. 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. A sunny, high-altitude climate with outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities make the greater Denver 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.

Mines produces industry-ready scientists and engineers known for their work ethic, problem-solving ability and teamwork focus. Mines graduates are in great demand from companies and government entities around the world and are involved in solving major technical and societal challenges of our times. We have several initiatives aimed at enhancing teaching and the student experience, including our exceptional Trefny Innovative Instruction Center, which supports best practices for teaching and learning on campus ( Our Center for Entrepreneurship and Education supports students and faculty to change the world through innovative thinking and entrepreneurial pursuits ( The Mines community has a Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access; which supports a wide range of activities, including inclusive hiring, inclusivity in the classroom, cultivating a respectful and compassionate campus culture, family friendly programming and polices, expanding pathways for success, ensuring shared responsibility (

Colorado School of Mines is known globally for the quality of its distinctive graduates, the success of its alumni and its unique expertise in topics related to earth, energy and the environment. Our core values include Inquiry and Innovation, Inspiration, Challenge, Openness, Respect, Diversity, Compassion, and Collaboration. Each of the values above facilitates our shared success, and the advancement of Mines and its mission; by our examples and by our encouragement we seek to foster these values throughout our community, and especially among our students, so as to inspire them to pursue excellence in our shared lives of inquiry and innovation. For more information visit .

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:

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering - $85,000 - $118,000
Department of Chemistry - $64,000 - $102,000

Mines takes into consideration the home department and rank as well as a combination of the 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

Review of applications will begin by December 1, 2022. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, veteran status and the names with contact information of three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested). Additionally the application must include:

(1) a cover letter describing interest in the position and desired home department,
(2) a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages or less)
(3) a curriculum vitae,
(4) a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines (2 pages or less).

Contributions to D&I: 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 ). The diversity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines.

Teaching Statement: Mines is growing its online course offerings. We are committed to high quality, exciting online instruction. In addition to your teaching philosophy and experience, describe any experience you have in online education.

Contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, at with any questions.

Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Oct 7, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time
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