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Adjunct Faculty - Computer Science

Position Title
Adjunct Faculty, Computer Science
The Opportunity

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

  • 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 Canvas.
  • Develop, assess, and improve course materials, assignments, and delivery (as necessary).
  • Attend a weekly instructor meeting (as necessary).

Minimum Qualifications
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field
  • Proven (or promise thereof) teaching ability with college-level engineering courses.
  • Ability to work in a team and teach in a coordinated setting.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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.
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

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.

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. For more information, visit Mines benefits .
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 basis.

Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Jan 3, 2023 Mountain Standard Time
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