Visiting Scholar Program

Meet Our Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

As part of our mission of working across disciplines and research institutions, the Payne Institute has established a Visiting Scholars Program, the goal of which is to facilitate the residency of a limited number of distinguished scholars from other academic institutions or accomplished professionals whose expertise coincides with the Payne Institute's current research efforts. The Payne Institute’s Visiting Scholar Program provides qualified researchers the opportunity to work alongside our research team, interact with faculty and students, and share and collaborate on research ideas – all in the beautiful Colorado environment.

Visiting Scholar Appointments

Appointments will be generally be made for one semester, either Fall (September-December) or Spring (January-April), though other time frames will be considered. It is expected that the Visiting Scholar will generally spend the appointment term in residence at Mines. No teaching or Mines/Payne Institute service is required, however the Scholar is expected to give one research seminar and interact with Mines graduate students and faculty. Further, there may be an opportunity for the Scholar to give a public lecture on a topic of interest to the Payne Institute. The Scholar will be compensated for round-trip economy travel expenses to Mines and a fixed monthly stipend meant to cover local accommodations while at Mines.


The Colorado School of Mines, Payne Institute, and the Division of Economics and Business invite applications for a Visiting Scholar during the 2015-2016 academic year. The position allows the Visiting Scholar to pursue academic research in mineral, energy, and environmental economics and policy while on leave from their home institution. Preference is given to research topics that match the interests of Payne Institute researchers and faculty in the Division of Economics and Business at Mines.


Candidates are expected to have a PhD in economics or related field and currently posess a full-time faculty position at a university or an equivalent position at a research organization. Please submit a CV and cover letter describing the main research objective the candidate expects to undertake at Mines and, ideally, how this work fits with the mission and goals of the Payne Institute and the faculty in the Division of Economics and Business.

Submissions should be sent to:

Roderick Eggert
Interim Division Director

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