Published on October 8, 2015

The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) invites applications for these positions at all ranks and is especially interested in applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Desirable candidates are those excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society through educating the next generation of leading engineers and scientists and expanding the frontiers of knowledge through teaching.

Mines is an applied science and technology university with education and research programs in engineering and science. Home of the arts, humanities, and most of the social sciences, LAIS is the academic unit responsible for providing the teaching and research that explore the interrelations between society and Mines unique mission in addressing the global challenges related to the earth, energy and the environment. For more information, please visit

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to participate in revitalizing Mines core courses, including Nature and Human Values, the required first-year writing and ethics course. Current efforts aim to produce a distinctive first- and second-year experience for Mines students through a deliberate integration of core courses, including engineering design and exposure to concepts from the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to advance integrative initiatives at Mines, such as the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program (which includes research- or project-based practicum, interdisciplinary curriculum, entrepreneurship, global perspective, and service learning); the Mines Idea Hub (a physical and virtual environment, including MakerSpaces to enable learning innovation); and ongoing efforts to integrate service- and project-based learning throughout students’ first and second years. The candidate should also be able to contribute to one or more of LAIS’ strategic areas of growth: environmental studies, global studies, humanitarian engineering, and/or communication. Teaching load includes 4-6 courses per academic year, depending on service load, which will include facilitating the transformation of the first- and second-year student experience.

Qualifications: Either a terminal degree or a master’s degree along with professional or academic experience and accomplishments is required. The disciplinary field is open, with a preference for social sciences in combination with engineering (or STEM) education. Applicants must have: 1) a strong commitment to active learning and student-centered teaching with undergraduate science and engineering majors; 2) a disposition to collaborative team work with scientists and engineers; 3) an active or planned teaching agenda in areas related to the intersection of science, engineering, society, and/or the environment, with a preference for additional experience in design. Preference will be given to those with a Ph.D. awarded no later than June 2016 and those with significant teaching experience. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal and communications skills. The ideal candidate will have expertise in innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative pedagogy, STEM education, service- and project-based learning, and social justice

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.

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. CSM also provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health insurance, dependent tuition benefits, parental leave policies and dependent care assistance through a flexible spending plan.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interest, and a list of names and contact information for three professional references to: Colorado School of Mines, Human Resources Office, Search #: 16-111160, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, Fax: (303) 384-2025.

Review of applications will begin by November 30, 2015.

Mines is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Electronic applications are encouraged and will be accepted at If using this method of application, please put the search number as indicated above (in bold) in the subject line to ensure that your materials are properly forwarded to the search committee.

Employment with Mines is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation.