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Instructor of Technology

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design (APRD) in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for an Instructor of Technology to begin in August 2019.

The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of and experience with software associated with the development of creative work and demonstrate the ability to teach software skills in undergraduate-level courses. Additionally, this candidate will have experience managing lab/studio spaces and student staff.

Responsibilities (50% teaching / 50% service):
  • Teaching two courses each semester (software instruction)
  • Design of beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level courses teaching software applications for multiple platforms (print, mobile, social, etc.) and development of instructional materials for these courses
  • Assisting with management of creative studio/lab spaces, including supervision of student staff, proposals to address equipment and supply needs, and consulting as needed with CMCI’s Area of Media, Production and Technology (AMPT) and the CU Office of Instructional Technology (OIT)
  • Providing technology assistance to CMCI faculty, as needed
  • Identifying opportunities for technological innovation and collaborating with AMPT regarding improvements in CMCI classrooms, studio/lab spaces and developing proposals, as needed

Who We Are

Boulder, CO 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.

The College of Media Communication and Information, established in 2015, is the first new college on the CU-Boulder campus in 53 years. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity.  APRD is a fast-growing department focused on innovation, interdisciplinary research, and creativity housed in the College of Media Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our department is home to a nationally-respected advertising program and a new public relations sequence. Our team of full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty bring a unique mix of academic expertise and industry experience to the department.

CU Boulder is a research university with about 25,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains yet only 27 miles from Denver with its highly diverse population and lively media scene, Boulder is often named one of the most desirable places in America to live.

What You Should Know

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

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 information, please visit this website). Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at


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

Preferred candidates will possess:
  • Masters degree in a technology, or a communication-related discipline.
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) or Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification or the requisite experience/skills to acquire such credentials. 
  • Minimum of five years’ professional experience using Adobe Creative Cloud and related software in an advertising, public relations or related environment.
  • College-level software instruction experience (with evidence of strong performance).

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 29, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials are accepted electronically to the CU Jobs website.

The following application materials are required: 
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
Teaching evaluations are preferred, but not required.

Contact information for four (4) 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 directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Glenn Griffin at   

Posting Contact Name: Glenn Griffin

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