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Instructor in Sustainable Planning and Urban Design

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to invite applications for a full-time instructor position (non-tenure track) in the Environmental Products of Design major. This positions is expected to begin in January 2022 though a later start date will be considered. Required areas of expertise include planning process and practice, technological applications and urban design. Instructors teach both studio and lecture courses as well as provide support to the core curriculum. The core curriculum covers general knowledge in environmental design disciplines including architecture and landscape architecture. An ideal candidate will bring significant professional experience along with demonstrated teaching excellence.

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

ENVD ( offers a Bachelor of Environmental Design. The program has been cultivating critical and creative thinkers, designers, and planners for over 50 years and has more than 4,300 alumni. The ENVD program is well renowned and is committed to spearheading the next generation of environmental designers by integrating knowledge of the built and natural environments.

We are committed to shaping an equitable future for environmental design professions and scholarship. We aim to uphold and advance the University’s mission and vision by cultivating future design industry leaders. Applicants should share and contribute to ENVD’s commitment to diversity, collegiality and inclusion.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Develop and teach courses at all levels in the curriculum. 
  • Enhance undergraduate scholarly endeavors in addition to training students for careers in professional fields. 
  • The selected candidate will teach a variety of classes including planning-focused studios and advance the program’s focus on the environment and climate.

What You Should Know

  • A typical workload for instructors is 80% teaching and 20% service.
  • All faculty are expected to participate on department committees and in department governance.
  • A research appointment may be considered for the final candidate with published research and strong, ongoing projects.
  • 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

  • This position is a 9-month/100% full-time equivalent with a salary of $72,000.
  • Summer salary may also be available. A willingness to teach a summer class is a plus.


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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Be collaborative. Be innovative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Minimum of one academic year of teaching experience, full-time equivalent.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. List of References (used for phone reference checks)
  4. A Syllabus/Syllabi.
  5. Teaching/Course Evaluations. 
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

For full consideration, please apply by November 15th, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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