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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Quantum
The Department of Physics
at Colorado School of Mines
(Mines) has an opening for a Tenure-Track Assistant
in the area of experimental solid state quantum
, broadly defined. Located in the foothills of the Rocky
Mountains, Mines is a public R1 research university focused on
applied science and engineering. The Physics department offers a
B.S. degree in Engineering Physics, a M.S. degree in Applied
Physics, and a Ph.D. degree in Physics. The department consists of
28 full-time faculty and hosts a large and thriving research
program focusing on condensed matter and materials, quantum
engineering, ultrafast optical and biological, and subatomic
physics. Colorado School of Mines has one of the nation’s first
interdisciplinary graduate programs in Quantum Engineering–the
candidate for this position is expected to play a part in this
For this position, the candidate should be an experimentalist with
a background in Physics or a related field, with a research focus
on solid state quantum devices and/or quantum information. The
department is particularly interested in candidates with research
interests in quantum sensing and metrology or qubits and quantum
computing, but other areas of experimental solid state quantum
information science and engineering (QISE) will also be considered.
The candidate should demonstrate the ability to productively
collaborate with existing faculty at Mines (both within Physics and
the broader campus community, particularly those affiliated with
the Quantum Engineering program), have the strong potential to
build a successful, externally funded research program, and have a
clear passion for higher education. This position will support
Mines being a top-of-mind university for students who are
interested in both quantum engineering and fundamental physics. The
appointment is expected to be at the tenure track Assistant
Professor level, however exceptionally strong candidates at higher
ranks will be considered.
Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023
continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is
August 2024. For more information, please contact the search
committee chair, Dr Eliot Kapit, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Develop and maintain a successful and externally funded
research program that will produce scholarly publications.
- Supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
- Develop and deliver high-quality undergraduate and graduate
physics courses with an emphasis on experimental laboratory courses
and quantum science and engineering-related courses.
- Contribute to the Department, University, and professional
communities through active service.
- Promote and contribute to an inclusive and diverse Mines
- Ph.D. from an accredited program in Physics or a closely
related field by the time the appointment begins.
- Record of publication at top-tier international conferences
and/or journals in one or more of the search areas.
- Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
issues in higher education and a commitment to addressing these
issues through concrete action.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate the potential
for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Associate and Full Professor candidates must have an
established and currently funded research program with clear
potential for continuance.In addition, Full Professor candidates
should have an established international reputation.
- A proven track record of success in teaching is required for an
appointment with tenure.
ABOUT MINES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
- Postdoctoral research experience
- Prior experience mentoring students in research.
- Demonstrated teaching ability at both undergraduate and
- Commitment to innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and
- Experience working with industry and/or national labs in QISE
Colorado School of Mines, Colorado's oldest public university,
premier engineering university, and an R1 institution, 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 5600 undergraduate
students and 1600 graduate students in a broad range of applied
science and engineering disciplines. Mines maintains high-quality,
well-funded research programs (~$88M in awards for fiscal year
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, and 38th in the category of Top
Public Schools. In addition, in 2022 Mines was ranked 3rd on the
list of best engineering colleges by Money Magazine. Mines has the
highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado
and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. 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. The
Department of Physics is housed in the new CoorsTek Center for
Applied Science and Engineering building, which is at the center of
campus and has several new classrooms that are available to apply
interactive and innovative teaching techniques. The Physics faculty
are extremely research-active with national and international
More information can be found at http://physics.mines.edu
, and at http://quantum.mines.edu
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.
Mines is offering an academic year salary rate in the below ranges.
This salary may be further supplemented during summer and winter
research periods, using funds drawn from external grants or other
Assistant Professor: $93,565 - $101,500
Associate Professor: $107,000 - $116,900
Professor: $124,800 - $159,400
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.
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 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. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center.
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
Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023, and continue
until the position is filled. For full consideration apply by
December 15th. The desired start date is August 2024.
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, and veteran
status). References will not be collected or contacted until later
in the selection process and you will be informed before contact is
made. Applications must specify in the application package to which
rank they are applying. Applicants will notice on the application
form, there is only one location to upload all required materials.
Further, once submitted, the applicant will not be able to edit
their application. Applicants may submit their application as one
combined document or as separate documents.
The application must include:
- a cover letter describing interest in the position,
- a curriculum vitae, a statement of research (up to 3
- a statement of teaching philosophy (up to 3 pages),
- a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion (up to
- and a list of at least three references.
Candidates should describe how their research relates to and
complements research activities and expertise at Mines. The
statement should cover both the candidate's past history of
successful research as well as plans for future research at Mines,
and 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/
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.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement:
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
diversity and inclusion statement should describe your experience
and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity
Please contact Kathleen Feighny, in Human Resources, at email@example.com
with any questions.
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