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Geology and Geological Engineering, Open Rank, Faculty, 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: 492944
Work type: Tenure/Tenured Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, Colorado
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Job Description:
We seek candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) who possess a strong potential for interdisciplinary research collaborations within the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering and across Mines (e.g. with Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology, Geophysics, and/or Petroleum Engineering). We will consider candidates with expertise in a wide range of research areas, including, but not limited to, earth surface processes and geomorphology, engineering geology, and coupled problems (e.g. thermo-hydro-mechanical). While the successful candidate's degree need not be in Geological Engineering, they must have the potential to collaborate with the Engineering faculty in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering on research, graduate student advising and teaching activities.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate research and thesis projects, establish a quality publication record, and develop a strong externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses associated with the Geological Engineering undergraduate degree and graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty. The candidate is expected to develop courses for on-line delivery. The successful candidate must have an interest in developing collaborative, cross-disciplinary research across the Mines campus, recruiting and involving a diverse group of students.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must possess an earned PhD degree in geological engineering, geology, or a closely related discipline and background and expertise in one or more of the specialty areas listed above. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate the potential to become an excellent teacher and scholar. The candidate must conduct high-impact, well-funded, cross-disciplinary research with a strong and growing publication record.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching and working in an academic environment is highly desired. Also desired is experience working in industry, and credentials to qualify for professional engineering registration.

Department Description:
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 140 undergraduate students, and over 180 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 Tunneling, as well as several non-thesis and Professional M.S. degrees. More information can be found at and For further information about the position or the Department vision, please contact Prof. M.Stephen Enders (Department Head) at or Prof. Paul Santi (Search Chair) at

How to Apply:
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veterans status) and upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy and methods including any experience you have in online education, and a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines (required). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin by January 8, 2018 and will continue until a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. [ ]

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:

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