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Tenured/Tenure Track Professors, Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering (Multiple Openings)
The George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites
applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty at the
assistant, associate, or full professor level
. We seek
candidates in the areas of physical metallurgy, mechanical
metallurgy, and/or corrosion/electrochemistry with a focus on
metals and alloys.
The MME faculty work collaboratively, and successful candidates are
expected to interact with multiple researchers in the department
and across the Mines campus. The MME department has strengths in
multiple areas including non-ferrous alloys, ferrous alloys,
joining and additive manufacturing, advanced ceramics, extractive
metallurgy and mineral processing and materials for the energy
transition. The department is home of several research
centers/consortia including the Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous
Structural Alloys (CANFSA), the Advanced Steel Products and
Processing Research Center (ASPPRC), the Center for Joining,
Welding and Coatings Research (CWJCR), and the Colorado Center for
Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) and faculty are affiliated with these and
other centers across campus. MME faculty collaborate extensively
with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, located minutes from
Mines, as well as several other regional federal laboratories
involved in materials research and development.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with
priority given to submissions received by October 15, 2023. For
further information, please contact the search chair, Dr. Michael
Kaufman, at email@example.com.
- Develop a strong, visible, and externally funded research
program that leads to high-quality scholarly publications.
- Develop and deliver high-quality instruction to undergraduate
and graduate students in Metallurgical and Materials
- Supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate
- Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community
through recruiting, mentoring, and service.
- Contribute to the Department, University, and professional
communities through active professional service.
About Mines and the Department
- Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or a closely
related discipline from an accredited program by the time the
- Evidence of scholarly activity and potential for research
excellence in the field of physical metallurgy, mechanical
metallurgy, and/or corrosion/electrochemistry with a focus on
metals and alloys.
- Commitment to excellence in teaching, course development, and
student mentoring in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Commitment to implement best practices in diversity, inclusion,
and accessibility to create research and learning environments
where all can succeed.
- Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate the potential
for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Associate and Full Professor candidates must have an
established history of conducting research and a solid publication
record with clear potential for establishing a sustainable funded
research program, successful teaching, and service. In addition,
Full Professor candidates should have an established international
Colorado School of Mines, Colorado's oldest public university and
premiere engineering university, is located in Golden, Colorado: a
historic gold rush-era town nestled in the foothills of the
Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder.
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 has about 5,600 undergraduate
students and 1,600 graduate students in a broad range of applied
science and engineering disciplines. Mines maintains a
high-quality, well-funded research program (~$88M in awards in
2023) with strong participation from both graduate and
undergraduate students. The 2023 edition of U.S. News and World
Report’s America’s Best National Universities ranks Mines as the
top-ranked university in Colorado, 38th in the category of Top
Public Schools, and 20th in the category of Most Innovative
Schools. The school’s proximity to Denver and Boulder provides
opportunities for significant collaboration with government labs
(including NREL, NIST, NCAR, and NOAA), industry and other
universities. To learn more about the George S. Ansell Department
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering visit, https://metallurgy.mines.edu/
Mines produces industry-ready scientists and engineers known for
their work ethic, problem-solving ability, and teamwork skills.
Mines graduates are in great demand by companies and government
entities around the world and are involved in solving major
technical and societal challenges of our times. We have several
initiatives aimed at enhancing teaching and the student experience,
including our exceptional Trefny Innovative Instruction Center,
which supports best practices for teaching and learning on
campus including, online courses ( https://trefnycenter.mines.edu/).
Our McNeil Center
for Entrepreneurship and Innovation supports students and faculty
by providing opportunities and training in innovative thinking and
entrepreneurial pursuits ( https://innovation.mines.edu/).
community has a Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion,
and Access, which supports a wide range of activities, including
inclusive hiring, inclusivity in the classroom, cultivating a
respectful and compassionate campus culture, family friendly
programming and polices, expanding pathways for success,and
ensuring shared responsibility ( https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity).
Colorado School of Mines is known globally for the quality of its
distinctive graduates, the success of its alumni and its unique
expertise in topics related to earth, energy and the environment.
Our core values include Inquiry and Innovation, Inspiration,
Challenge, Openness, Respect, Diversity, Compassion, and
Collaboration. Each of the values facilitates our shared success,
and the advancement of Mines and its mission; by our examples and
by our encouragement we seek to foster these values throughout our
community, and especially among our students, so as to inspire them
to pursue excellence in our shared lives of inquiry and innovation.
For more information visit https://www.mines.edu/president/planning/ .
Mines is offering an academic year salary rate of:
Assistant Professor: $96,000 - $110,500
Associate Professor: $110,000 - $132,000
Professor: $141,000 - $197,500
This salary may be further supplemented during summer and winter
research periods, using funds drawn from external grants or other
sources. 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 new
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay,
health & wellness, and work/life balance offerings. Our
portfolio of benefits includes fully paid medical and dental
premiums, as well as offers for 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
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.
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, references, and
veteran status) and upload the below documents (required).
References will not be collected or contacted until later in the
selection process and applicants will be informed before contact is
made. Applications must specify in the application package to which
rank they are applying. The application must include:
- a curriculum vitae,
- a statement of research and interest in the position (up to 3
- a statement of teaching (up to 3 pgs), and
- a statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion (up to 3 pgs).
Applicants will notice on the application form there is one
location to upload all required materials. Further, once submitted,
you will not be able to edit your application. Applicants may
submit their application as one combined document or as separate
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 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
Contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
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