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Instructor - IPHY

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Integrative Physiology is welcoming applications for a 100% Non-Tenure Track Instructor position to teach lower-and upper-division scientific writing courses tailored to undergraduate majors in Integrative Physiology. This is an academic year appointment with the option to teach summer courses for an additional stipend.

Who We Are

Faculty roster for the Department of Integrative Physiology includes 23 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 9 instructors. The department offers BA, MS, and PhD degrees in integrative physiology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise ~1,700 and 65 students, respectively. For more details on the department and the university, visit our website ( The Boulder campus is one of four in the University of Colorado system.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Design curriculum, teach courses, coach students, and comment on assignments. 
  • Serve as faculty mentor to students doing independent studies or internships. 
  • May also teach a graduate-level course and assist graduate students with writing projects. 
  • Perform department service as assigned.

What You Should Know

Rank — Non-Tenure Track renewable-contract position at the level of Instructor.


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

  • Minimum education at the level of a Master’s Degree in Physiology or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of two semesters of teaching. This experience could be gained during the course of a graduate program (as a teaching assistant).

What You Will Need

  • Commitment to student learning.
  • Aility to manage course activities and classroom structure so as to help diverse students develop their writing process and written products.
  • Thorough and explicit knowledge of grammar, grammatical vocabulary, style rules, and principles of skillful composition.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback (substance and details) in written drafts to assist students in the revision process.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Professional understanding of scientific thinking, publishing, and writing for specific purposes and audiences; either current knowledge of the science related to physiology, or an aptitude for and willingness to learn the specifics.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover letter stating qualifications, relevant experience, teaching philosophy, and interest in the position.
  2. Current curriculum vitae.
  3. Syllabi for any previous teaching experience.
  4. A list of two references (contacted only if you are finalist for the position).
Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 1, 2019. Review of the applications will begin on May 1, 2019 and continue until a candidate is identified.  Please direct questions to Marsha Cook (, 303-492-3122).  

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: Marsha Cook

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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.