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Instructor in Arts and Sciences Honors Program

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Boulder, Colorado

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Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program provides a university community for highly motivated and academically prepared undergraduate students. The program offers opportunities for intellectual engagement through honors courses, academic-inspired events, and research and creative work. Honors courses offer a small classroom environment where students discuss, debate, and exchange ideas with other students and with dedicated and highly acclaimed Honors faculty. Twice a year, in fall and spring, the Honors Program awards Latin honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude) to graduating seniors who have conducted original research and who have successfully written and defended an honors thesis. In addition, the program provides other unique opportunities for honors eligible students. The program sponsors the Honors Journal, the Honors Scholar certificate program, the Honors Distinguished Lecture Series, and the Honors Thesis Symposium. Information about the Honors Program can be found at

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The Honors Program at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a 75% - 100% Instructor position to begin August 2019. Preference will be given to those with the ability to teach courses in the Natural and Social Sciences. Teaching responsibilities include 3-4 courses per semester depending on the level of appointment. Service responsibilities include service to the unit and the university.

Successful candidates will possess a record of superior classroom teaching in introductory and higher-level classes in their discipline and a willingness to engage with Honors students through co-curricular and enrichment activities. Requirements include a Ph.D. in either a Natural Science or Social Science discipline and two years of university teaching experience as instructor of record.


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

  • Ph.D. in either a Natural Science or Social Science discipline
  • Two years of university teaching experience as an instructor of record

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Excellence in leading Honors level classes

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention “LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV: 
  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).
  3. Copies of syllabi of courses taught (two or three) (LastName_FirstName_Syllabi.pdf).
  4. Course Evaluations (LastName_FirstName_Evaluations.pdf).
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Teaching.pdf).
You will be asked by our system to provide three (3) professional references, who will be asked to submit a confidential letter of recommendation immediately upon application submission. 

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Jobs help desk at 303-735-4357, or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting. 

Posting Contact Name: Lynne Buckley

Posting Contact Email: lynne.buckley@Colorado.EDU

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