Geophysics - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research. Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job no: 492882
Work type Research Faculty or Associate
Location: Golden
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Job Description: The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines has an opening for a remote-sensing specialist at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. We invite candidates with expertise in any of the optical and microwave remote sensing areas, and with specialization in one or more of the following: (1) developing instrumentation to collect remote sensing data using novel sensors deployed using airborne and space-borne platforms; (2) developing computational and signal processing techniques for remote sensing data; (3) integrating large and diverse remote sensing datasets using data analytics, machine learning, and high-performance computing. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department's strategic growth plans in one or more areas, which include natural resources, geohazards, water system analysis, food production, infrastructure monitoring, and climate change.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach geophysics courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, and to establish an externally funded research program that supports graduate student research. The successful candidate must have an interest in developing collaborative, cross-disciplinary research across the Mines campus and with nearby research centers (e.g., USGS, NREL, NCAR, NOAA).
Minimum Qualifications: By the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree in geophysics or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate must have the potential to perform as an effective instructor and an ability to mentor graduate students. The candidate must conduct high-impact, cross-disciplinary research with potential for a strong and growing publication record.
Preferred Qualifications:

Department Description: The Geophysics Department has 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 100 undergraduate students, and over 70 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Geophysical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics and in Geophysical Engineering. More information about Mines and the Geophysics Department can be found at and For further information about the position or the Department vision, please contact Prof. John Bradford (Department Head) at or Prof. Brandon Dugan (search chair) at
How to Apply:
Applicants are asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veteran status) and upload a letter of application including preferred start date, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Evaluation of candidates will begin in November 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is August 2018.
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

Advertised: 07 Sep 2017 Mountain Daylight Time

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posted: 9 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.