Careers at Mines

Welcome to Colorado School of Mines!

We are pleased that you have interest in exploring career opportunities at Mines. Founded in 1874, Mines was the first public institution of higher learning to open its doors in Colorado.  Mines has an international reputation for excellence in engineering and applied sciences.  We are committed to serving the people of Colorado, our nation and the global community in the development and stewardship of the Earth’s resources.


Why choose mines?

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.  Come explore the possibilities!


Here’s how Mines stacks up in the 2020 U.S News & World Report rankings:
  • No. 5 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs – Petroleum
  • No. 21 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs – Materials
  • No. 31 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs – Civil
  • No. 34 Top Public Schools
  • No. 46 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs – Overall (Highest degree: Doctorate)
  • No. 52 Best Colleges for Veterans
  • No. 72: Most Innovative Schools
  • No. 84 National Universities



We invite you to explore all opportunities at Mines. Subscribe to receive alerts of new positions as they become available.


Academic, Research and Library Faculty

All academic, research and library 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 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 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.

Temporary Employment

Mines also offers temporary employment which may last a few weeks to a maximum of 9-12 months. Positions may be part-time or full-time and include limited benefits. Current state residency is not a requirement for application.

Student Employment

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.


Sodexo is located on Mines Campus and serves the Mines community. Their on-site services encompass food, facilities management, and workplace and technical management services.

Employees work on Colorado School of Mines campus but are employed by Sodexo.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employment at Mines is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation. Every background investigation will include a criminal records history check, including the sex offender registry. All background investigations will be conducted in accordance with Mines policy and the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its regulations.
  • All new hires must be able to provide proof of work authorization in the United States within three business days of hire. Colorado School of Mines participates in the federal E-Verify program.
  • All employees are required to have their paychecks distributed via direct deposit to a checking or savings account.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Colorado School of Mines is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

The Clery Act and Campus Security Report

The Colorado School of Mines Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report contains valuable information for all campus community members. The report is designed to inform you of campus crime and fire statistics and provide security policy statements as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act), a federal law requiring institutions of higher education to annually disclose this information.

You can learn more and read the report by heading over to the Mines Campus Safety website.


Title IX

Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1681 §106.8(a), Mines must designate and authorize at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX.

The Title IX Coordinator is Carole Goddard.

Office: Institutional Equity & Title IX House, 1706 Illinois Street

Email: or

Phone: 303.273.3260


Need Assistance?

Please contact Human Resources at or by phone at (303)273-3250. If you need to request any type of accommodation to participate in our employment processes, including completion of the online application process, please contact our office prior to application submission or campus visit.