Adjunct Faculty, Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines
invites applications for instructors for various courses,
including: CSCI 101/102 Intro to Computer Science, CSCI 261
Programming Concepts, CSCI 262 Data Structures, CSCI 274 Intro to
Linux, CSCI 341 Computer Organization.
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. Questions regarding the positions can be directed to Dr.
Wendy Fisher, CS Associate Department Head and Teaching Associate
Professor, by emailing email@example.com.
- Teach assigned classes as per course syllabus and schedule to
meet the required contact 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.
- Hold weekly office hours.
- Utilize the class technologies to help with course management,
course delivery, and student communication including the LMS
- Develop, assess, and improve course materials, assignments, and
delivery (as necessary).
- Attend a weekly instructor meeting (as necessary).
- B.S. in Computer Science or related field
- Proven (or promise thereof) teaching ability with college-level
- Ability to work in a team and teach in a coordinated
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
About Mines & Golden, CO
- PM.S., PhD, in Computer Science or equivalent of professional
experience in the Computer Science industry.
- Experience with learning management systems (e.g. Canvas.)
- Familiarity with best practices in engineering pedagogies.
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.
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.
Starting at $7000 per course.
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 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. For more
information, visit Mines
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, references,
veteran’s status) and upload a CV and a cover letter describing the
candidate’s teaching experience, proven teaching ability, and
qualifications including experience with the listed technologies.
References will not be contacted until later in the selection
process and the candidate will be informed before that contact is
made. Candidates may be asked to give a sample lecture during the
hiring process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
Background Investigation Required
Jan 3, 2023 Mountain Standard Time