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11-23-2009, 09:40 AM
Division of Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Position


The Colorado School of Mines invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
position in the Division of Engineering - BioEngineering specialty. The
position is anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, although
exceptional candidates may be considered at a higher rank. The initial
appointment should start in fall 2010.

Located in Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of
downtown Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder, Mines has an enrollment of
approximately 4,000 undergraduates and 1000 graduate students in a broad
range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Research funding is
approximately $50 million annually. More information about the school and
the division can be found at http://www.mines.edu and

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, direct graduate research, and develop a
strong, externally funded research program. The research areas of interest
include, but are not limited to: musculoskeletal biomechanics, human motion,
and/or musculoskeletal prosthetics.

Qualifications: Candidates must have received a doctoral degree in
bioengineering, mechanical engineering, or a related discipline by the time
of commencement of the position. The research focus for the candidate must
be related to musculoskeletal biomechanics with specialization in
prosthetics, human motion, experimental and/or computational biomechanics,
or a closely related field. The successful candidate must have a commitment
to excellence in interdisciplinary engineering education at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels and should have demonstrated potential to
develop a self-sustaining research program. Excellent communication and
interpersonal skills are required. Preference will be given to candidates
who have an established record of scholarly accomplishments and/or funded

The successful applicant should have a record of, or the potential for,
excellence in teaching and scholarship, and national or international
professional recognition that would merit appointment at the appropriate
academic rank. For a listing of faculty rank requirements: click here.

Preference will be given to candidates whose interests intersect existing
areas of the Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering specialty groups
(hip, knee, and spine mechanics; arthroplasty; intelligent orthopaedic
implants; computer assisted surgery), and the Intelligent Biomedical Devices
and Musculoskeletal Systems center (IBDMS). Colorado School of Mines has
strong research ties with the Departments of Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation
Medicine, and Physical Therapy at the University of Colorado.

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications
and experience. Mines also provides an attractive benefits package including
fully paid health insurance, dependent tuition benefits, parental leave
policies and dependent care assistance through a flexible spending plan.

How to Apply: Applicants must send a letter of interest that includes rank
applying for, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching
interests, and the names and addresses of three references to: Colorado
School of Mines, Human Resources Office, Search #09-011010, 1500 Illinois
Street, Golden, CO 80401, Fax: (303) 384-2025.

Electronic applications are encouraged and will be accepted at
faculty.search@is.mines.edu. If using this method of application, please put
the search number as indicated above (in bold) in the subject line to ensure
that your materials are properly forwarded to the search committee.

Review of applications will begin by December 17, 2009.

Mines is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of
its campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment with Mines is contingent
upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation.

Joel M. Bach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Division of Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

Phone: 303-384-2161
Fax: 303-539-9858

Associate Clinical Professor

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Labs
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Colorado Denver