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Information Science Scholar in Residence or Instructor

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Information Science within the College of Media, Communications and Information seeks an outstanding scholar or instructor for a 2-year full-time teaching position as a Scholar in Residence or Instructor, starting in Fall 2022. Applicants with a background in human-computer interaction and related areas are encouraged to apply. With a faculty with strengths in both computer science and the social sciences, the Department takes a progressive approach to the field of Information Science, focusing on human–data interaction in all its diverse forms and contexts. 

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.

Who We Are

The Department of Information Science has a faculty with a diversity of backgrounds and interests that constitutes a shared dedication to progressive visions of Information Science. We offer degrees at the undergraduate, masters and PhD levels, and a new campus-wide minor in Data Science. For more information about our programs, see

Established in 2015, the University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives 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 minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The primary responsibility of the scholar-in-residence position will be to teach 6 undergraduate courses per year in human-computer interaction as well as related areas in design and computing. Depending on qualifications, the course load might also include courses at the graduate level.

What You Should Know

The candidate filling the position will be rostered with the department faculty and is expected to participate in the governance of the department especially in relation to curricular matters. 

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment. 

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this position is $85,000-$90,000 and includes CU Boulder's excellent benefits package. 


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

  • Graduate degree in a field relevant to the study of information science and proven experience in classroom teaching of undergraduate students in computing and/or information science-related topics, especially to novices. 

What You Will Need

  • Successful candidate must show evidence of commitment to high-quality teaching and to creating an inclusive educational environment that is responsive to the needs, abilities, and interests of a diverse body of students. 

What We Would Like You To Have

  • PhD or other terminal degree in a relevant field, including Information Science, Computer Science, Science and Technology Studies and others. 
  • Experience with and/or commitment to inclusive pedagogies. 

Special Instructions

For full consideration, please apply by January 24, 2022. However, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials online: 

  1. Cover letter describing your interests and career path;
  2. CV or resumé;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2-4 pages; PDF format, preferred);
  4. Statement of your vision, experience, and future plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture (2 pages; PDF format preferred); 
  5. Contact information for at least three references who can speak to your skill and experience in teaching as well as other professional dimensions.

We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

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

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