Assistant Professor - Geophysics, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods

Employer
Colorado School of Mines
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 30, 2023


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The Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with teaching and research in electrical and electromagnetic methods. The successful candidate’s research direction should align with the Department’s target areas for research growth and excellence which include mineral resources, new energy resources, space resources, as well as hydrology and humanitarian applications. We particularly seek candidates who can make a strong contribution to our flagship geophysics field program and grow research collaborations with the USGS. A broader research portfolio allowing the successful candidate to contribute to other high-growth Mines research programs will be considered a plus. Successful candidates will be expected to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of geoscientists, engineers, and leaders, and by expanding the frontiers of geoscience knowledge through research. We highly value applicants with the ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries (on- and off-campus) and secure research funding from a diverse array of sources, including but not limited to industry and federal agencies. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s and Department’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access. For further information about the position or the Department, please email Prof. Brandon Dugan (Associate Department Head) at dugan@mines.edu.

The Opportunity

The Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with teaching and research in electrical and electromagnetic methods. The successful candidate’s research direction should align with the Department’s target areas for research growth and excellence which include mineral resources, new energy resources, space resources, as well as hydrology and humanitarian applications. We particularly seek candidates who can make a strong contribution to our flagship geophysics field program and grow research collaborations with the USGS. A broader research portfolio allowing the successful candidate to contribute to other high-growth Mines research programs will be considered a plus. Successful candidates will be expected to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of geoscientists, engineers, and leaders, and by expanding the frontiers of geoscience knowledge through research. We highly value applicants with the ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries (on- and off-campus) and secure research funding from a diverse array of sources, including but not limited to industry and federal agencies. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s and Department’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access. For further information about the position or the Department, please email Prof. Brandon Dugan (Associate Department Head) at dugan@mines.edu .

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform research and teaching effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment within the Department, across campus, and with external partners to accomplish the following goals:
  • Develop and implement a vigorous, externally supported research program that enhances the overall research portfolio of the Department.
  • Teach courses that are valuable to undergraduate and graduate students across multiple Departments and Programs.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars through leadership, mentorship, and collaboration.
Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geophysics or a related field, a proven track record in relevant research, teaching, and service, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access.

Preferred Qualifications

There is preference for a candidate having demonstrated success working on research and/or teaching that integrates multiple disciplines.

Department Description

The Department of Geophysics focusses on education as well as basic and applied research that addresses problems of global and societal interest. The Geophysics Department has 11 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 57 declared undergraduate majors (45% women, 35% international and minorities), 53 graduate students (30% women, 62% international and minorities), and 10 post-doctoral scholars and research associates (55% women, 55% international and minorities). We maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program (~$4.1M in annual research awards) that is ranked #5 in Geophysics and Seismology by US News & World Report . Our success and growth are fueled with strong participation from undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and research associates. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Geophysical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics and in Geophysical Engineering. More information about Mines and the Geophysics Department can be found at mines.edu and geophysics.mines.edu .

About Mines and Golden

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size .

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

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.

Salary and Benefits

Salary rate $89,000.00 - $102,000.00

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to mines.edu/human-resources/benefits .

How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload a CV. References will not be collected or contacted until later in the selection process and the candidate will be informed before that contact is made.

The application must include:
  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A research statement (maximum 3 pgs) describing the applicant’s experience relevant to electrical/electromagnetic methods applied to geophysics;
  • A teaching statement (maximum 3 pgs) describing the applicant’s experience relevant to teaching and how they envision they will contribute to excellence in teaching at Mines;
  • A statement of contributions to diversity, inclusion, and access describing past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines (2 pgs; for more information on Mines’ goals and activities, visit https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/).
Interested applicants should apply online as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023. Any applications received after November 15, 2023, may not be reviewed.

Background Investigation Required

Yes

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