Professor of Practice - Construction Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado
Feb 25, 2022
May 26, 2022
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
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The Opportunity

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado School of Mines invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, academic faculty appointment as a Professor of Practice. The new hire will be responsible for launching a new undergraduate degree program in Construction Engineering.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop and deliver courses for a new B.S. degree program in Construction Engineering
  • Teach in person at the undergraduate level; potentially develop and deliver future online and graduate-level courses
  • Conduct and maintain records of assessment required for subsequent ABET accreditation of the new degree program
  • Mentor and supervise adjunct instructors and new hires in construction engineering
  • Mentor and supervise students
  • Participate in service to the department and Mines

  Department Description The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is home to outstanding programs in education and research and offers multiple undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees. The Department has a focus on advancement in smart, sustainable, urban infrastructure and the new hire is expected to align with some of these themes. The strength of the education and research programs is enhanced through collaboration within the department and across many other disciplines at Mines. The Department has 26 full-time academic faculty, three supporting staff, and 515 undergraduate and 129 graduate students. The annual research volume of the Department is approximately $14 million from private sector, foundations, and government, with significant research programs in underground construction and tunnel engineering, underground transportation infrastructure, sustainable construction materials, mass timber, water reuse, and green stormwater infrastructure. To learn more about the Department, visit

About Mines & Golden, CO

Mines commits to earth, energy, and the environment. The overall research expenditure at Mines in 2020 is over $86 million. 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. 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 of 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 – those who offer different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. To learn more about Mines visit,

Mines produces industry-ready scientists and engineers known for their work ethic, problem-solving ability and teamwork focus. Mines graduates are in great demand by companies and government entities around the world and are involved in solving major technical and societal challenges of our times. We have several initiatives aimed at enhancing teaching and the student experience, including our exceptional Trefny Innovative Instruction Center, which supports best practices for teaching and learning on campus including, online courses ( Center for Entrepreneurship and Education supports students and faculty to change the world through innovative thinking and entrepreneurial pursuits ( Mines community is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion, and Access; which supports a wide range of activities, including inclusive hiring, inclusivity in the classroom, cultivating a respectful and compassionate campus culture, family friendly programming and polices, expanding pathways for success, ensuring shared responsibility (

Colorado School of Mines is known globally for the quality of its distinctive graduates, the success of its alumni and its unique expertise in topics related to earth, energy and the environment. Our core values include Inquiry and Innovation, Inspiration, Challenge, Openness, Respect, Diversity, Compassion, and Collaboration. Each of the values above facilitates our shared success, and the advancement of Mines and its mission; by our examples and by our encouragement we seek to foster these values throughout our community, and especially among our students, so as to inspire them to pursue excellence in our shared lives of inquiry and innovation. For more information visit

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master of Science degree in Civil or Construction Engineering or a related discipline and over 7 years of professional experience, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Construction Engineering or a related discipline and over 10 years of professional experience with managerial and decision-making responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of how to teach (pedagogy) and what to teach (construction engineering content)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Professional Engineer Licensure or equivalent
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Engagement in scholarly activities such as research and publication
  • Experience working with students and/or mentoring young professionals
  • Engagement in professional construction engineering activities, for example via the ASCE Construction Institute

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