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Teaching Assistant Professor - Structural Engineering

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2022

Position Title
Teaching Assistant Professor - Structural Engineering
The Opportunity

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position at the teaching assistant professor rank in structural engineering. We seek top candidates for our structural engineering program, where they will participate in teaching, course development, assessment, and service in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in structural engineering. Preferred candidates can teach upper-level undergraduate- and masters-level courses in core structural classes that prepare Mines students in structural engineering to be leaders and innovators in industry. The candidate may also teach foundational engineering mechanics classes (e.g. Statics and Mechanics of Materials). The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses per semester. Mines offers opportunities for new faculty to have a reduced teaching load that will be ramped up to the full load over 1 to 2 years.

Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality engineering education, modern, active engagement in the engineering field, and inclusive teaching practices. Mines and CEE are committed to promoting and increasing diversity and access. We seek candidates that will contribute to diversity and access in their teaching and service.

Additional responsibilities include training and supervising instructional assistants, service in the department, university, and profession, academic advising of undergraduate and Master of Science non-thesis students and serving on graduate student thesis committees.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in person. We anticipate that the successful candidate will start in August 2023.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A doctoral degree in structural engineering or related discipline by August 2023, or a Master of Science degree in structural engineering or related discipline and licensure as a professional engineer in the United States.
  • The ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in structural engineering, such as, but not limited to: concrete design of bridges and buildings, steel design of bridges and buildings, seismic design, structural loads, etc."

Preferred Qualifications
  • An earned doctoral degree in structural engineering with research direction focusing on structural design
  • Teaching experience, especially in structural engineering and/or engineering mechanics courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  • Professional experience in the design/construction industry
  • Licensure as a PE or an SE in the U.S.
  • Expertise and the ability to teach using modern technological tools, such as parametric modeling (e.g. Building Information Modeling) and Finite Element Analysis software
  • Ability to integrate best practices in educational pedagogies into teaching
  • Ability to contribute to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and access in both their teaching and service

Department Description

Colorado School of Mines is located in picturesque Golden, Colorado, 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.” The Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty are extremely research-active with national and international reputation. The Teaching Faculty team is known for driving innovation in teaching throughout campus and beyond, and their strong dedication to provide Mines students with unique signature experiences.

CEE offers ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees in both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, as well as MS and PhD degrees. In 2021, the department graduated 179 students with 106 undergraduates, 54 Master of Science Non-Thesis, 6 Master of Science Thesis, and 13 Doctoral candidates. CEE currently has the fourth largest undergraduate enrollment on campus with 343 BS in Civil Engineering and 172 B.S. in Environmental Engineering. The successful candidate will become part of the CEE department, which includes a total of 27 faculty members, of which 9 are teaching faculty with responsibility breakdown of 75% teaching and 25% service during the Fall and Spring academic semesters.

More information can be found at .

About Mines & Golden, CO

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 is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. 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 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.

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 $79,000 - $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.

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 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, veteran 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.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter describing your interest in the position and your personal academic goals (maximum of 1 page);
  2. A statement of your teaching philosophy, experience, and interest and a description of any construction and/or design experience (maximum of 2 pages);
  3. A statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines (maximum of 1 page); and
  4. A curriculum vitae.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to those submitted by December 31, 2022. Please contact Dorie Chen, Human Resources, at with any questions.

Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Oct 28, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time
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