Faculty Positions- Energy Materials/Electrochemistry/Computations/Physical Chemistry
Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions for a hiring cluster in Renewable Energy Systems. These cluster hires are an integral part of Mines’ strategic effort to grow in areas where we already have significant strengths. Mines is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
These tenured and tenure-track positions are anticipated to begin in August 2021. In all, four positions are available. A new faculty could be hired into one of nine departments including the Department of Chemistry. Qualified Chemistry candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this cluster as the Chemistry Department seeks to strengthen its research in renewable energy systems that may include one or more of the following areas: (1) renewable energy storage and generation; (2) advanced energy systems. In both cases the Department is especially interested in physical chemistry based computational approaches that include modeling of energy related systems and machine learning. The candidate would also be expected to teach in the physical chemistry courses offered by the Department.
The Chemistry Department would like for the new hire(s) to help strengthen its connections with Mines’ Materials Science program and Chemical and Biological Engineering department. Examples of research topics include: the design and development of materials for energy conversion and storage, applied electrochemistry, chemical education that emphasizes energy and environmental problems from a physical chemist standpoint.
We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of scientists and engineers and by fostering an inclusive and diverse research and learning environment. Successful applicants will also be able to collaborate through joint appointments, joint projects, shared students, etc. with the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory also based in Golden, Colorado.