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Economics Instructor

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado-Boulder invites applications for the position of Instructor of Economics with a focus of the Division’s Economics course offerings. The initial appointment will be up to three years with a renewable term. The Department and Continuing Education have a history of welcoming and valuing long-term instructors.

The Department and Continuing Education recognize that our effectiveness and creativity are strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in our field and/or have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment.

Who We Are

The College of Arts & Sciences and Division of Continuing Education strive to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from racial and ethnic minorities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

As the flagship university in the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) - and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region - we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Benefits include domestic partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy (for more, see glbtqrc/resources/cu-and-state-policies). Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

This is a full-time position that will consist of two areas of responsibility. One will be teaching six courses per year. Significant and successful experience developing and teaching online courses is required.

The other area of responsibility will be the training, mentoring and supervising graduate students who will teach online classes during the summer semester.

What You Should Know

The appointment will begin in August, 2019. Applicants must have a PhD in Economics or a comparable field by the time of the appointment. 

What We Can Offer

The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


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

Applicants must have a PhD in Economics or a comparable field by the time of the appointment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. Resume/CV

2. Cover Letter

3 Evidence of in-person and online pedagogical experience.

4. A statement indicating your potential to foster diversity among students and the broader academic community

5. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and view able only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin February 4, 2019 and will continue with the intention of reaching a final decision later in the spring semester. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Karen Gebhardt

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer