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Job no: 494012 Work type Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty Location: Golden Categories: Academic Affairs, Geology & Geological Engineering, Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)
Geology and Geological Engineering - Open Rank Faculty
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position open at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor).
Our mission at Mines is to address the challenge of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of engineers and leaders and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through fundamental and applied research. We seek enthusiastic candidates who demonstrate the potential to develop interdisciplinary collaborations in our Department, across campus, and with research partners throughout Colorado and beyond. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s and Department’s commitment to diversity and who are committed to contributing to an inclusive and collegial environment.
The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate research and thesis projects, establish and grow a quality publication record, and develop a strong externally funded program that supports applied and/or fundamental research. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses associated with the Geological Engineering undergraduate degree and graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty. The candidate is also encouraged to develop courses for on-line delivery. The successful candidate must have an interest in developing collaborative, cross-disciplinary research across the Mines campus, and in recruiting and mentoring a diverse group of students.
About Mines, The Department, and Golden, CO:
Colorado School of Mines is located in picturesque Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. We are well known for the abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities and a very prominent and growing network of collaborating national agencies/laboratories (e.g., U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Renewable Energy Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research) and associated industries that support and serve various fields of geoscience, computer science, and aerospace engineering.
This is an auspicious time to join the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Mines and become an important part of our future. Currently, the Department has 20 tenured/tenure-track faculty plus 10 teaching (1) and research faculty (9), 43% of whom are women and 10% of whom are minorities. We also have 3 staff who support the mission of our department. This cadre of professionals supports approximately 140 undergraduate students, and 160 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Geological Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology, Geological Engineering, Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering, Geochemistry, and Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering, as well as several non-thesis/Professional M.S. degrees. More information can be found at www.mines.edu and https://geology.mines.edu/.
The Geology and Geological Engineering Department is strongly aligned with the University’s mission. Our vision is “To be a game-changer in discovery, understanding, and education in geoscience to intelligently engineer Earth’s resources” and our mission is “To discover and disseminate knowledge for society through compelling research, excellence in teaching, and engaging outreach by creating a welcoming and vibrant community that cultivates critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and integrity”. We recently founded the Subsurface Frontiers initiative with the USGS that will bring a new building on campus by 2022 to house USGS geoscientists and their laboratories along with a number of Mines faculty, researchers and laboratories. The Subsurface Frontiers initiative is part of Mines’ broader Frontiers Initiative that includes the Space Resources program (https://space.mines.edu/).
Colorado School of Mines is known globally for the quality of its graduates, the success of its alumni, and its unique expertise in topics related to earth, energy and the environment. Mines produces industry-ready scientists and engineers who are known for their work ethic, problem-solving capabilities and ability to work in teams. Mines graduates are in great demand by companies and government entities around the world and are involved in solving major technical and societal challenges of our times.
Colorado School of Mines core values include Inquiry and Innovation, Inspiration, Challenge, Openness, Respect, Diversity, Compassion, and Collaboration. Each of these values facilitates our shared success, and the advancement of Mines and its mission; by our example and encouragement, we seek to foster these values throughout our community, and especially among our students, so as to inspire them to pursue excellence in our shared lives of inquiry and innovation. For more information please visit https://www.mines.edu/president/planning/.
We have several initiatives aimed at enhancing teaching and the student experience, including our exceptional Trefny Innovative Instruction Center, which supports best practices for teaching and learning on campus (https://trefnycenter.mines.edu/ ). Our Center for Entrepreneurship and Education supports students and faculty to change the world through innovative thinking and entrepreneurial pursuits (https://innovation.mines.edu/). The Mines community has developed a strategic plan for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access that supports a wide range of activities, including inclusive hiring, inclusivity in the classroom, cultivating a respectful and compassionate campus culture, family friendly programming and polices, expanding pathways for success, and ensuring shared responsibility (https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/).
We welcome applications from candidates from a wide range of expertise in the geosciences, geological engineering, or related fields. The successful candidate will have an established track record of, or strong potential for, leadership in large-scale, interdisciplinary collaborations in fields that are aligned with the University’s and Department’s focus on Earth, Energy & Environment. These include (but are not limited to) departmental and cross-campus programs in geology, geological engineering and hazards, geochemistry, quantitative and computational geosciences, geological data analysis and machine learning, mining and mineral resources, energy and petroleum systems, underground construction & tunnel engineering, hydrology and water resources, geophysics, civil and environmental engineering, and space resources. A PhD is required at the time of hire.
How to Apply:
Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
A complete application must include:
a curriculum vitae
a cover letter expressing interest in the position with names and contact information for at least 3 references
statement of research (3 pages maximum)
statement of teaching (1 page)
statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion (1 page)
Research Statement: Please describe how your research relates to and complements research activities and expertise in the Department and at Mines, its expected impact, current or future connections to industry, private and government organizations, and/or opportunities for entrepreneurship. Please describe any transdisciplinary aspects of your research and how they would complement and strengthen interdisciplinary programs in the Department and at Mines. For more information about research endeavors and opportunities, please visit https://research.mines.edu/.
Teaching Statement: Mines is committed to offering dynamic instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including non-thesis/professional MS programs. We are also invested in offering high quality online instruction. In addition to your teaching philosophy and experience, please describe any experience and/or interest you have in online education.
Diversity and Inclusivity Statement: Mines is committed to access, inclusion, and diversity. For more information and to read the Strategic Plan for Diversity, Access and Inclusion, visit https://www.mines.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/. The diversity and inclusivity statement should describe your past experience and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines.
Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required:
Advertised: September 23, 2019 Mountain Daylight Time