Colorado School of Mines, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: CSM-TAP [#14336, 493681]
Position Title: Teaching Assistant Professor
Position Location: Golden, Colorado 80401, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2019/11/15help popup (2nd round interviews posted 2019/08/27)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position to begin in August 2020. The position is non tenure-track at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor, depending on experience and qualifications. We seek candidates excited to share in collaborative efforts to improve mathematics and statistics instruction mainly at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses from the core mathematics sequence (Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Differential Equations), Probability and Statistics and/or Scientific Computing. There may be opportunities to teach other upper division and graduate courses as well. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate multi-section courses and collaborate effectively in curriculum development, innovative pedagogy, and other departmental service.

Qualifications: We are looking for superb teachers who inspire students. The successful candidate will have a relevant Ph.D. (preferred), or a Master’s degree and an established record of successful teaching and service. A qualified applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in statistics, data science and/or numerical methods. Please note any online courses that you may be developing now or in the future. Candidates must exhibit the potential and desire to be involved in the improvement of AMS degree programs.

To be considered at the rank of Teaching Associate Professor, a candidate should have documented success in teaching as the instructor of record as well as meaningful department service, curriculum development, or other relevant areas. To be considered at the rank of Teaching Professor, a candidate should have an extensive record of exceptional teaching and experience. We are aware that our teaching faculty positions are unique, and a candidate may therefore prefer to leave the question of rank to the discretion of AMS.

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. Mines has about 4800 undergraduate students and 1300 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Annual research expenditures in 2018 was ~$70M. Mines has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. The 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best National Universities ranks Mines as the top-ranked university in Colorado and 80th in the nation, both public and private, and 32nd in the category of Top Public Schools. Mines was recently dubbed the top public university in the nation for return on investment in's “Colleges Worth Your Investment” list.

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

How to apply: Interested applicants should apply online at ( Applications should be received no later than November 15. Applicants must submit

1. a letter of application referring to the position, explaining why the candidate is a good fit for the position and indicating the rank at which the candidate would like to be considered, 2. a teaching statement, including any experience with online education, 3. a curriculum vitae, 4. a 1- page statement of contributions to diversity and Inclusion, and 5. letters from at least three professional references.

Contributions to D&I: Candidates should submit a 1-page statement on Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion. Mines is committed to access, inclusion, and diversity and is actively developing a strategic plan to advance Diversity, Inclusion and Access (for more information visit The diversity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion, and diversity at Mines.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: 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.

Review of applications will begin by November 18, 2019.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Colorado School of Mines
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

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