As a public higher education institution, Mines has two major employment classifictions: Faculty and Classified Staff. Faculty positions encompass academic, research and professional positions while classified staff positions are part of the State of Colorado Personnel System. Each employment classification has its own set of governing policies and procedures, as well as benefit programs.
Academic and Research Faculty - All academic and research faculty are employees of the school and are governed by Colorado School of Mines policies and procedures. State residency is not a requirement for application. Academic appointments can be tenure or non-tenure track and involve teaching, scholarship and professional service. Research appointments are non-tenured with primary responsibilities that include obtaining research funding, performing research and assisting the direction of graduate student thesis projects.
Administrative Faculty - Administrative faculty are employees who are exempt from the Colorado State Personnel System and perform specialized professional duties that are designated by function or title, not academic rank. Administrative faculty are employees of the school and are governed by Colorado School of Mines policies and procedures. State residency is not a requirement for application. Employees in this employment classification are ineligible for tenure.
Classified Staff - Classified employees are part of the Colorado State Personnel System, established under the Colorado constitution and governed by State Personnel Board Rules and Procedures. To apply for positions within the personnel system, you must be a current resident of the state.
Student - Many undergraduate students choose to work during their course of study to help with the costs of learning and living while at Mines. Mines departments list on-campus jobs on Diggernet. Not all jobs require a Colorado or Federal work-study award. Locate more information about undergraduate student employment on the Financial Aid site. Graduate students can find information about employment opportunities on the Graduate Student Employment site.
CSM Foundation - The Colorado School of Mines Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization, and employees are not employees of Colorado School of Mines.
CSM Alumni Association - CSMAA is a separate nonprofit organization, and employees are not employees of Colorado School of Mines or the State of Colorado. Questions regarding positions at CSMAA should be referred directly to 303-273-3295.