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At Mines, We’re Engineering Solutions on Earth and Beyond

On the cusp of our 150th anniversary, Colorado School of Mines is seeking applications for more than two dozen leadership and tenured/tenure-track positions. These roles are an integral part of our strategic effort to grow in areas of significant strength and in fields of emerging importance.

We’re shaping what’s next in energy, mineral resources, advanced materials and manufacturing, and sustainable environment and climate. At Mines, we’re committed to working together to tackle tomorrow’s biggest challenges and translate science and engineering into technologies and innovations that improve our lives.

Mines has initiated searches to recruit highly talented interdisciplinary faculty. We’re especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute – through their research teaching and service – to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

We are seeking leaders, talented researchers and engaged instructors for positions in these areas:

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Leadership Positions

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Tenure/Tenure Track

Professor teaching students in a research lab

Teaching Faculty and Professors of Practice

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Why Colorado School of Mines?

Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and solutions to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.

Our hometown is Golden, Colorado, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. Our location provides opportunities for significant collaboration with government labs and industry, as well as other universities. Not to mention we’re an hour away from 12+ ski resorts, home to 25 hiking trails, and based in a bustling town with Rocky Mountain charm.

Mines is home to approximately 5,400 undergraduate students and 1,600 graduate students all being taught by 300+ faculty. We’re a community of innovative leaders and resilient problem-solvers who revel in challenges and work together.

R1 Institution – Very High Research Activity, Carnegie
#1 Best Colleges in Colorado, Niche

Top 40 Public Universities, U.S. News & World Report

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Top 100 National Universities, U.S. News & World Report

“Now is an exciting time to join the faculty at Colorado School of Mines. We recently received R1 classification – one of only 146 universities nationwide recognized at this highest level of research activity – we’re committed to growing our research and teaching strengths, both in traditional areas and fields of emerging importance, and we’re just one year out from our 150th anniversary.”


About Mines?

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Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have expanded over the past 150 years to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. While still a powerhouse in mining, petroleum and earth sciences, the university has become a world leader in advancing responsible stewardship of the Earth, discovering and synthesizing new materials and developing innovative ways of harnessing traditional and novel energy sources.

By the Numbers

  • 7,408 enrollment (2022)


  • 5,733 undergraduate


  • 1,675 graduate students


  • 18 intercollegiate varsity athletics teams



Five minutes from campus:

  • Jam to live music events.
  • Cheer on our Orediggers.
  • Hike up Mt. Zion.
  • Visit restaurants, festivals and more.