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Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado
Commensurate with experience + Benefits
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Dec 5, 2021

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Colorado School of Mines

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research. Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job no: 495308
Work type Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Chemistry

Position Title Teaching Assistant Professor The Opportunity
The Department of Chemistry at Colorado School of Mines invites applications for an anticipated 3 year temporary (with the possibility of renewal) full-time Teaching Professor at the assistant professor level. This is a 9-month non-tenure track position with possibility of additional summer teaching. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission of addressing the challenges of a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of leading scientists and engineers by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through student centered learning. The Department emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to solving real-world problems in areas such as sustainability, alternative fuels and energy, biodetection, materials, nanomedicines and water quality assessment. Responsibilities

  1. Work effectively in a collegial, collaborative, interdisciplinary academic environment both within the Department and across the Mines campus
  2. Participate and teach in General Chemistry curriculum innovations and improvements
  3. Coordinate multi-section laboratory courses (including supervision and training of teaching assistants)
  4. Contribute to the diversity, inclusion and excellence of our academic community through their teaching

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possess a graduate degree in Chemistry with a Ph.D. preferred.
  2. Experience teaching in general chemistry courses with in-person laboratory section.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience designing and implementing lab curricula
  2. Experience in project-based and/or active-learning pedagogy
  3. Experience in the coordination of multi-section labs
  4. Experience in teaching courses in a collaborative team environment
  5. Experience with the development and presentation of online chemistry courses
  6. Experience with mentoring students
  7. Experience engaging students with diverse academic backgrounds in instructional settings

Department Description The Chemistry Department at Colorado School of Mines emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to solving real-world problems in areas such as sustainability, alternative fuels and energy, bio-detection, materials, nanomedicines and water quality assessment. More @
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
Mines is offering an academic year salary of $61,578 - $63,165

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. Additionally, Mines' leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and leading edge technology. For more information, visit Mines benefits. How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, veteran status and the names with contact information of three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested,)

Additionally, the following are required:

(1) a cover letter describing interest in the position,
(2) a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page)
(3) a curriculum vitae,
(4) astatement of contributions to diversity and inclusion describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines (for more information visit

Review of applications will begin mid-December, 2021 and continue until filled.

Contact Kathleen Feighny in Human Resources with any questions. Background Investigation Required Yes COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's vaccination guidance.

Advertised: Nov 4, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time


The Colorado School of Mines offers Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, and professional degrees with an enrollment of approximately 800 graduate students from around the world. With a graduate student-to-faculty ratio of just over 4 to 1, CSM offers a personalized education unavailable at other universities. Our reputation and high admission standards give our graduates an edge in the job market - 95% of our graduate students are successfully placed by graduation. The School’s continued success is seen in the caliber of our faculty, the quality of our facilities, the demand for our graduates, and the achievements of our alumni. The graduate and research program in chemical engineering at CSM is extremely diverse and features programs in combustion, materials science (including electronic materials, membranes, polymers and colloids), transport processes, theoretical and applied thermodynamics, computer modeling, computational methods and atomistic simulation and fuels science.
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