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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 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
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.
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
- 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.
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
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
Look to Mines.
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
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 email@example.com
with any questions about this
A Background check will be required upon offer.
If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you
will enjoy your career with us!