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Multiple Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Colorado School of Mines is seeking applications for 12 exciting, tenured/tenure-track positions, just three years ahead of its 150th anniversary. These roles are an integral part of Mines’ strategic effort to grow in areas of significant strength, as well as in fields where our strengths are emerging.  Aligned with the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) emphasis on Earth, Energy and Environment, the institution is focused on addressing major societal challenges at the intersection of its traditionally strong disciplinary tracks. To strengthen these efforts, Mines has initiated searches to recruit highly talented interdisciplinary faculty. Mines is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

We are seeking talented researchers and engaged instructors for positions in three programmatic areas: 

  • economics of and public policy related to mineral, metal, and materials markets to support resilient, adaptable, and environmentally and socially sustainable supply chains of mineral resources and related materials 
  • innovative exploration approaches for natural mineral and metal resources for environmentally and socially sustainable production 
  • recycling and reuse technologies advancing recovery of mineral and metal resources from mining, industrial, materials manufacturing, and consumer waste streams 
  • development of materials to extend the capabilities of semiconductor devices including fabrication, integration, and characterization 
  • compound semiconductors for power conversion and/or microwave applications; 
  • device integrated optics and photonics; optics and photonics for lithography and/or metrology 
  • heterogenous integration and 3D IC packaging, low-power systems including sensors and circuit design, especially for energy, computing, security, and communications 
  • modern power grid operation, management, optimization, and resiliency  
  • information and systems sciences relating to smart grid applications, large scale and distributed sensing, optimization, control, machine learning, and/or data science 
  • renewable energy (e.g. wind, solar, hydrogen, biofuels) with interests in renewable integration to electric grids and/or deployment as distributed energy sources  
  • large-scale energy storage (e.g. batteries, chemical, thermal) with emphasis on materials, devices, and/or integrated systems 
  • functional and structural ceramics for energy technologies and infrastructure with emphasis on sustainable manufacturing, processing, integration and/or modeling 

Colorado School of Mines is a public institution dedicated to education and research in science and engineering. Located in picturesque Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder provides opportunities for significant collaboration with government labs and industry, as well as with other universities. Mines is home to approximately 5,400 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students of which 30% are female and 10% are international. Faculty at Mines have been involved in research and education relating to the earth, energy, and the environment since its founding in 1874. Colorado School of Mines was ranked the No. 4 best engineering college in the United States by Money Magazine in 2020. Campus academic and research faculty received $78.3 million in research awards in fiscal year 2020.  


Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, 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. 


Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and recognizes that diversity is crucial to our pursuit of excellence in education and research. Mines is committed to developing students, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents. As such, Mines welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and those who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. For more information visit 

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