At Mines, We Climb Together. Join Us.

At Mines, We Climb Together. Join Us.

Colorado School of Mines is seeking applications for 20 exciting, leadership and tenured/tenure-track positions, just two years ahead of its 150th anniversary. These roles are an integral part of Mines’ strategic effort to grow both in areas of significant strength and in fields of emerging importance. Aligned with our emphasis on Earth, Energy and Environment, the institution is focused on addressing major societal challenges at the intersection of our traditionally strong disciplinary tracks. To strengthen these efforts, Mines has initiated searches to recruit highly talented interdisciplinary faculty. Mines is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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

Leadership Positions

Mining Engineering – Department Head

Colorado School of Mines is a public institution dedicated to education and research in science and engineering. Located in Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 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 with other universities. Mines is proud to have recently earned Carnegie Classification R1 “Very High Research Activity.” Mines is home to approximately 5,400 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students of which 30% are female and 10% are international. Faculty at Mines have been involved in research and education relating to earth, energy, and environment since its founding in 1874. Colorado School of Mines was ranked the No. 3 engineering college in the U.S. by Money Magazine in 2022. Campus academic and research faculty received $101 million in research awards in fiscal year 2021.

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and recognizes that diversity is crucial to our pursuit of excellence in education and research. Mines is committed to developing students, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents. As such, Mines welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and those who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. For more information visit Mines diversity and inclusion resources webpage.

The anticipated start date for the positions is August 2023. For full details on eligibility, job overview, and the application requirements, please see Contact with any questions.

Mines Rankings


Very High Research Activity
Carnegie Classification, 2022



#3 Engineering School,
Money Magazine, 2022



#20 Most Innovative Schools,
U.S. News and World Report, 2023


“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 two years out from our 150th anniversary.”


About Mines


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Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines is a public science and engineering university dedicated to educating and inspiring students, advancing knowledge and innovating to address the great challenges society faces today—particularly those related to earth, energy and the environment.

By the Numbers

  • 5,443 undergraduate


  • 1,658 graduate


  • 16:1 student-
    to-faculty ratio


  • 34 average first-
    year class size


  • 91% first-year
    retention rate



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