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Teaching Assistant Professor - SocioTechnical (Open to Current Mines Faculty)

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2023

Position Title
Teaching Assistant Professor - SocioTechnical (Open to Current Mines Faculty)
The Opportunity

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Department (HASS) at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant Professor position whose primary responsibility will be to offer courses and to support program administration within the Humanities and Social Science component of the Mines Core Curriculum. Relevant courses include Nature and Human Values, Research Ethics, and a proposed new inter-disciplinary, cross-departmental course examining the broad contexts of science, technology, and engineering from diverse humanities/social science perspectives. Teaching faculty at Mines participate fully in department and university governance and have opportunities for promotion.

Experience teaching engineering students or experience with engineering education research or pedagogy is strongly preferred. Concomitant experience teaching critical thinking, ethics, research ethics, and/or organizational psychology is also desirable. Ethics and critical thinking skills are central to engineers’ professional lives, so a faculty member who brings expertise in these areas will have the broadest impact on the Mines mission.

Both HASS and Mines are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we seek candidates who share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Candidates from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit the HASS webpage at for more information.

  • Contribute to the development and piloting of our the new Socio-Technical Futures course
  • Teach HASS courses (primarily those that contribute to the Mines Core and Research Ethics) and develop content for the same
  • Develop new courses that promote the Mines and HASS missions
  • Participate in department- and university-wide curriculum development
  • Engage in service to Mines, including membership on institutional and departmental committees
  • Engage in research as interest and time permits. (Research is not required for the position or promotion

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • A Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) in Engineering Education, Research Ethics, Psychology, or closely related field
  • Experience teaching at the university level
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Current Mines faculty

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching
  • Experience teaching in the context of STEM education
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated record of new course development
  • Experience and/or training in engineering education research or pedagogy

Department Description
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is dedicated to delivering a program of excellence in the humanities and social sciences taught by interdisciplinary faculty who reach students across the entire campus at all stages of their academic careers. HASS offers a graduate degree and several minors, is home to the Hennebach Program in the Humanities, and delivers core courses such as HASS 100 Nature and Human Values and HASS 200 Global Studies along with a diverse list of elective courses. HASS has 21 faculty and is supported by one office manager. More information can be found at and

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 $62,055 - $68,828

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 should submit:

1) a cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position,

2) a C.V.,

3) a teaching statement, including examples of teaching effectiveness (not to exceed 2 double-spaced pages), and

4) a diversity statement (not to exceed 2 double-spaced pages)

Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Jan 25, 2023 Mountain Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 3, 2023 11:55 PM Mountain Standard Time

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