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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Business Analytics

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Opportunity: 

The Department of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Business Analytics. The primary focus of this position will be to help develop and support the quantitative business programs on campus. Business analytics and associated courses are taught in several programs at Mines, including the Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) MS degree program, the Data Science MS degree program, the Business Engineering and Management Science BS degree program, and the online Business Analytics certificate program. The ETM degree program, housed in the department of Economics and Business, is one of the largest non-thesis MS programs on campus with between 50 and 60 students per year. Graduates of this program place great value on combining their technical undergraduate training with quantitative business skills and enjoy enhanced management opportunities in engineering and technology focused firms.

Colorado School of Mines is a public institution dedicated to education and research in science and engineering. Located in beautiful Golden, Colorado, Mines is home to approximately 5,200 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. Faculty at Mines have been involved in research and education relating to the earth, energy, and the environment since its founding in 1874. More information can be found at For further information about the position or the university vision, please contact the search chair, Associate Professor Michael Heeley at


  • Establish and/or maintain a high-quality research program and publication record.
  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students demonstrating teaching excellence of high-quality and impact.
  • Supervise graduate research and thesis projects and mentor a diverse set of students.
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
  • Collaborate across campus representing the department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Business/Data Analytics, Operations Management, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or a closely related data-analytics discipline from an accredited program by the time the appointment begins.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Assistant Professor candidates must possess academic, research lab and/or industry experience and accomplishments in a related field.
  • Associate and Full Professor candidates should have similar credentials as Assistant Professor candidates as well as national distinction and a substantial record in research, teaching and/or service. In addition, Full Professor candidates should have an established international reputation and evidence of interdisciplinary research. In addition, evidence of externally funded research will be important for appointments with tenure.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Successful record of teaching and research obtained via academic research, college-level teaching and/or industry or national lab experience.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
  • Demonstrated success in securing externally funded grants and contracts.
  • Demonstrated record of research publications in archival journals and conference proceedings. 

About Mines & Golden, CO: 

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 is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.

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.

Pay Range:

Mines is offering an academic year salary of: 

Assistant Professor: $129,445-$139-601;
Associate Professor: $136,443-$148,731;
Professor: $170,955-$202,207

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.

Total Rewards: 

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 bleeding edge technology.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.

How to Apply: 

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Applicants must submit (1) a letter of application, (2) statements of research and teaching experience and interests, with a description of any experience you have in online education (3) a two-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines (for more information visit, and (4) a curriculum vitae.

Interested applicants should apply online as soon as possible but before December 15th, 2021. The search committee will start reviewing applications on November 1st, 2021 and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis between then and December 15th, 2021. For questions, contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, at


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