Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor - Analytical Chemistry

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The Department of Chemistry at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in analytical chemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor pre-tenure level. This is a nine–month (academic year) position with an anticipated start date of August 2024. Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry or a closely related field and preferably have post-doctoral experience.

The Opportunity

The successful applicant will be required to support teaching in the subject field of analytical chemistry ; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities and serve the chemistry profession.

While the research area is flexible, preference will be given to qualified candidates that are able to complement existing research programs in the Department as well as across Mines’ interdisciplinary graduate/undergraduate programs - IGP programs . Chemistry Department faculty have the opportunity to mentor students in Geochemistry, Materials Science, Nuclear Science and Engineering, and Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering. Advanced instrumentation is accessible through the Mines shared instrumentation facility - SIF ; departmental research equipment (e.g. NMR, ICP-MS) and instruments located in teaching laboratories.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field with a graduate or post-doctoral background preferably in experimental analytical, bioanalytical, or environmental chemistry.
  • Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Associate 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, a potential for national and international professional recognition must be evident.
Preferred Qualifications

Applicants whose proposed research area and experience complement existing research programs in the Department and across Mines’ interdisciplinary graduate/undergraduate programs (e.g. Materials Science and Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering) are particularly encouraged to apply as are applicants from groups underrepresented in the physical sciences. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentoring.

About Mines & Golden, CO

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

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

Associate Professor salary range is $107,700 - $112,500

Assistant Professor salary range is $91,700 - $99,500

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

Interested applicants should apply online as soon as possible. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 08, 2023. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter stating area of interest, highlighting accomplishments to date, future directions at Mines and how they will interface with the department.; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; and, 5) a diversity statement

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 https://www.mines.edu/president/planning/ )

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 https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/). 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.

Contact Dorie Gelber Chen, Human Resources, at dchen1@mines.edu with any questions about this opportunity.

A Background check will be required upon offer.

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