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Instructor

Requisition Number:

18692

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The Department of Journalism in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time Instructor to teach sports and multimedia journalism courses. This is a non-tenure-track faculty position starting in August 2019 with an initial contract period of three years.

The Instructor will teach three courses per semester as assigned by the department and will assist with the development and administration of the new CMCI Sports Minor. This will include mentoring students interested in sports communication, working with student media focused on sports reporting, and organizing an annual Sports Summit in the spring. The Instructor also will work with master’s students in the sports track of the department’s online Master of Arts in Journalism Entrepreneurship program. 

In addition, the Instructor will provide service to the Department of Journalism, such as serving on committees and attending regular department faculty meetings. 

Who We Are

The College of Media Communication and Information, established in 2015, is the first new college on the CU-Boulder campus in 53 years. CMCI is designed for collaborations among faculty and students in the departments of Journalism; Information Science; Media Studies; Communication; Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; and related fields. The Journalism program, nationally accredited since 1948, offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. In addition to operating CU News Corps, it is home to NewsTeam Boulder (a local student news broadcast), the web-based CU Science Update, the internationally acclaimed Center for Environmental Journalism, Buff Sports Live (a weekly sports broadcast), and numerous other journalism projects.  The department offers certificate programs in International Media and Sports Journalism. For more information, please visit our website

Boulder often appears on lists of the best college towns and best places to live in the nation. Recreational activities like hiking and mountain biking abound, thanks to Boulder’s location at the base of the Flatirons, its miles of trails through the Open Space and Mountain Park system, and its proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. Outdoor activities continue year round with access to some of the world’s best ski resorts. Getting around Boulder is easy, thanks to a well-connected public transportation system that is free for faculty, low traffic, and plenty of bike and pedestrian paths. A lively downtown offers up a five-block pedestrian mall lined with shops and eateries, and Denver, a major media market with a nationally acclaimed food scene, year-round art and culture festivals, and a major international airport, located just 30 miles away, offers easy access to the best of city life.  

What You Should Know

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities in search of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at:hr-ada@colorado.edu

What We Can Offer

The estimated salary range of $60,000-$65,000 is negotiable and nationally competitive.

A moving allowance will also be available. 

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Master’s Degree required
  • Minimum of seven years of journalism experience
  • Experience in sports journalism
  • Experience with video, audio and other multimedia forms of storytelling
  • Teaching experience at the college level or experience working with college students in internships or other professional settings

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials are accepted electronically via CU Boulder Jobs. 

To apply, please submit the following: 
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume or vitae
  3. 1-2 samples of or links to professional work
Contact information for three (3) professional and/or academic references will be collected by our system during the application process. These references may be asked at a later date to provide a confidential letter of recommendation. 

Questions can be emailed to Elizabeth.Skewes@colorado.edu.

Posting Contact Name: Liz Skewes

Posting Contact Email: Elizabeth.Skewes@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.