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Teaching Assistant Professor - Business Analytics

Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 6, 2023

Engineering a world of possibilities

The Department of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2024. The position is non-tenure-track with the opportunity for future promotion through the ranks of teaching faculty.

We are looking to hire a new faculty member whose primary expertise is in business analytics, operations research, or industrial engineering. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses in the Business Engineering and Management Science BS program and the Engineering and Technology Management MS program. Courses may include descriptive analytics, stochastic modeling, predictive analytics, optimization modeling, marketing analytics, simulation, and a capstone research course. Further, the new faculty member will be expected to collaborate effectively in curriculum development, innovative pedagogy, and other departmental service. The standard teaching assignment for Mines teaching faculty is 3 courses per semester. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are highly desirable. Candidates must exhibit the potential and desire to be involved in the improvement of our degree programs.

  • Develop and deliver course materials in traditional, online, and hybrid modalities demonstrating teaching excellence.
  • Develop and deliver course materials using a variety of analytical software (i.e. python, excel, etc.) to undergraduate and graduate students demonstrating teaching excellence of high-quality and impact.
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, and service.
  • Collaborate across campus representing the department.
Minimum Qualifications
  • M.S. plus at least 3 years of relevant industry experience in Business Analytics, Operations Management, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or closely related field from an accredited program by the time the appointment begins.
  • Successful record of college-level teaching experience.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Business Analytics, Operations Management, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or closely related field from an accredited program by the time the appointment begins.
  • Successful record of college-level teaching in descriptive analytics, stochastic modeling, predictive analytics, optimization modeling, and simulation.
  • Experience with capstone analytics courses that engage students with industry partners to work on real-world business problems.
  • Established record of service.
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 Carneg ie, 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.

Annual Rate and Benefits

$93,000 - $113,000

In addition to the amazing benefits mentioned below, Mines continues to show its dedication to its employees by offering an 11% employee contribution through our Mines Defined Contribution Plan and an incredible 12% employer contribution with immediate 100% vesting for our Academic Faculty positions!

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 .

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online as soon as possible. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2024. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

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 teaching; and, 4) a diversity statement

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 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 with any questions about this opportunity.

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