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Summer 2024 Adjunct Faculty



Engineering a world of possibilities

Join us at Colorado School of Mines as an Adjunct faculty member for our Summer 2024 semester!

Adjunct faculty are hired per semester. All the listed courses are taught in a coordinated setting which includes use of the common homework and exams, as well as a common course calendar and learning objectives. At a minimum, adjunct faculty participate in group grading for course exams and will perform other grading duties depending on the course. All course materials and student communications are managed using the learning management system, Canvas.

This posting is for our Summer I (5/13/24 – 6/21/24), Summer II (6/24/24 – 8/2/24) and/or Field Session adjunct needs where we may be hiring for multiple summer sessions or for just one. If your application is chosen to move forward by one of our hiring departments, we will be in touch with you about your specific assignment and requested dates of employment.

If you are a current Mines employee on a paid contract, please log into Workday to apply to the internal posting. If you are a former Mines employee and are applying to this external posting as you are not currently active on a paid contract, do NOT use your Mines email address when creating your account to apply.

Dependent on the specific teaching assignment, the rate of pay (stipend) per credit hour assignment can be between $1,000 and $7,000.

For more about Mines academic program offerings, please visit: https://catalog.mines.edu/graduate/programs/

Morning, afternoon, evening, or online classes may be assigned if available. To view Mines Course Catalog, visit: https://catalog.mines.edu/

Key Responsibilities:
  • Teach assigned classes as per course syllabus and schedule to meet the required contact hours, including holding weekly office hours.
  • Employ relevant teaching strategies and foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success.
  • Assess student work and progress toward mastery of learning outcomes with timely feedback.
  • Develop, assess, and improve course materials, assignments, and delivery (as necessary).
At minimum, we require:
  • Master’s degree in related field (Bachelor's may be accepted within specific disciplines)
  • Demonstrated prior experience teaching at the college-level or training at a corporate level
Preference given to :
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and teach in a coordinated setting
  • Experience with learning management systems (e.g. Canvas)
  • Familiarity with best practices in associated pedagogies
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
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

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.

Salary and Benefits

Dependent on the specific teaching assignment, the rate of pay (stipend) per credit hour assignment between $1,000 and $7,000. Benefits eligibility is determined by assigned courseload.

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

If you are a current Mines employee on a paid contract, please log into Workday to apply to the internal posting. If you are a former Mines employee and are applying to this external posting as you are not currently active on a paid contract, do NOT use your Mines email address when creating your account to apply. Email recruitment@mines.edu with any questions.

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload a CV. New candidates who have not already taught at Mines or are applying to teach for a new department should also submit a cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching experience, proven teaching ability, and qualifications including experience with the listed technologies. Candidates may be asked to give a sample lecture during the hiring process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Mines welcomes everyone to our team; in your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc). If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please send an email to hr@mines.edu .

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