Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Teaching Assistant ProfessorPay Range:

$35,200 – $148,000. Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.The Opportunity:

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position to begin in August 2021.

The position is non tenure-track at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in statistics, data science, numerical methods, and/or applied mathematics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in those areas. There may also be opportunities to teach courses at the Master’s level. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate multi-section courses and collaborate effectively in curriculum development, innovative pedagogy, and other departmental service. A qualified applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. AMS is developing a range of online courses. Therefore, please note any online courses that you may be developing now or in the future. Candidates must exhibit the potential and desire to be involved in the improvement of AMS degree programs.


  • Develop and deliver course materials to undergraduate and graduate students in traditional, hybrid, and online platforms demonstrating teaching excellence.
  • Contribute both institutionally and professionally through active service.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive and diverse Mines community through recruiting, mentorship, and service.
  • Collaborate across campus representing the Department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Established record of successful teaching and service.
  • Course development experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a related discipline by the time the appointment begins.
  • Successful record of college-level teaching experience.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

About Mines & Golden, CO:Colorado School of Mines is located in picturesque Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. Mines has about 5200 undergraduate students and 1500 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Annual research expenditures in 2020 was ~$73M. Mines has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. The 2020 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best National Universities ranks Mines as the top-ranked university in Colorado and 88th in the nation, both public and private, and 34th in the category of Top Public Schools.

To learn more about Mines and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics visit, https://www.mines.edu and https://ams.mines.edu.

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.

Total Rewards:

Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. Additionally, Mines’ leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and leading edge technology. For more information, visit Mines benefits.

How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information of three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, and veteran status) and upload the following:

  1. a letter of application referring to position 494671,
  2. explaining why the candidate is a good fit for the position,
  3. a teaching statement, including any experience with online education,
  4. a curriculum vitae,
  5. a 1-page statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion, and
  6. provide names and contact details for 3 referees

Background Investigation Required: