Adjunct Faculty, Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS)
The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the
Colorado School of Mines invites applications for instructors for
introductory level coordinated courses in the department. These
courses include MATH 111 Calculus I, MATH 112 Calculus II, MATH 201
Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers, MATH 213
Calculus III Multivariable Calculus, MATH 225 Differential
Equations, and MATH 307 Introduction to Scientific Computing (with
MATLAB programming). Adjunct faculty are hired per semester, have
opportunities to teach up to three or four courses each semester,
and will have use of a designated office space (possibly shared).
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 position can be directed to Dr. Mike
Nicholas, AMS Associate Department Head and Teaching Professor, by
- 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).
- Master’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or related
- Proven (or promise thereof) teaching ability with college-level
mathematics or statistics courses.
- Ability to work in a team and teach in a coordinated
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- PhD in mathematics, statistics, or related field.
- Experience with learning management systems (e.g. Canvas),
student engagement systems (e.g. Clickers), online homework systems
(e.g. MyLab Math), and/or online grading platforms (e.g.
- Familiarity with best practices in mathematical
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.
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 range: $5,760 - $8,800 per section.
AMS takes a combination of the candidate’s education and
experience, the number of credits per course, and the number of
course preps into consideration when determining the per course
How to Apply & What to Expect Next:
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
Thank you for your interest in teaching here at the Colorado School
of Mines. Applications for adjunct faculty positions are reviewed
on an as-needed basis, so it might be a while before you hear from
us. Please keep in mind that if offered a position, you will be
required to submit official transcripts to Academic Affairs prior
to your start date.
Background Investigation Required:
May 31, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time