Colorado School of Mines, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

1365 17787Position ID: CSM-ADJ [#17787]
Position Title: Adjunct Faculty
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Golden, Colorado 80401, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics and Statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/02/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/06/11)
Position Description:    

POSITION TITLE: Adjunct Faculty, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

PAY RANGE: Salary range: $5,760 - $8,800 per section. AMS takes a combination of the candidate’s education and experience, the number of credits per course, and the number of course preps into consideration when determining the per course salary. 

THE OPPORTUNITY: The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for instructors for introductory level coordinated courses in the department. These courses include MATH 111 Calculus I, MATH 112 Calculus II, MATH 201 Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers, MATH 213 Calculus III Multivariable Calculus, MATH 225 Differential Equations, and MATH 307 Introduction to Scientific Computing (with MATLAB programming). Adjunct faculty are hired per semester, have opportunities to teach up to three or four courses each semester, and will have use of a designated office space (possibly shared). All the listed courses are taught in a coordinated setting which includes use of the common homework and exams, as well as a common course calendar and learning objectives. At a minimum, adjunct faculty participate in group grading for course exams and will perform other grading duties depending on the course. All course materials and student communications are managed using the learning management system Canvas. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Mike Nicholas, AMS Assistant Department Head and Teaching Professor, by emailing 

  • Teach assigned classes as per course syllabus and schedule to meet the required contact hours. 
  • Employ relevant teaching strategies and foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success. 
  • Assess student work and progress toward mastery of learning outcomes with timely feedback. 
  • Hold weekly office hours. 
  • Utilize the class technologies to help with course management, course delivery, and student communication including the LMS Canvas. 
  • Develop, assess, and improve course materials, assignments, and delivery (as necessary). 
  • Attend a weekly instructor meeting (as necessary). 

  • Master’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or related field. 
  • Proven (or promise thereof) teaching ability with college-level mathematics or statistics courses. 
  • Ability to work in a team and teach in a coordinated setting. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • PhD in mathematics, statistics, or related field. 
  • Experience with learning management systems (e.g. Canvas), student engagement systems (e.g. Clickers), online homework systems (e.g. MyLab Math), and/or online grading platforms (e.g. Gradescope).
  • Familiarity with best practices in mathematical pedagogies. 

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. 

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran’s status) and upload a CV and a cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching experience, proven teaching ability, and qualifications including experience with the listed technologies.  Applications are accepted here: References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and the candidate will be informed before that contact is made. Candidates may be asked to give a sample lecture during the hiring process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Contact: Mike Nicholas
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Colorado School of Mines
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401
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