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Instructor

Requisition Number:

22870

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

13-Feb-2020

Date published:

06-Dec-2019

Job Summary

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a position as Instructor of Sociology in collaboration with the Division of Continuing Education. The appointment will initially be for three years, with the possibility of three-year reappointments thereafter.  This is a full-time, 9-month position that will consist of six courses per academic year (three per semester) and accompanying administrative and service duties. Of the six courses, two will be online (one per semester) and one of these will be Research Design. Additional compensation is available in summer months for teaching and supervisory duties. Candidates will preferably have a background in online education and/or pedagogy and be able to cover a wide array of courses.  

Candidates should consider how they both align with, and expand, the department’s current course offerings. We are also interested in candidates with demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusive excellence based on the position’s responsibilities, as well as demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  The administrative and service duties include serving as a liaison between the Sociology Department and the Division of Continuing Education with a focus on the Division’s online Sociology course offerings. The liaison duties include close collaboration with Sociology’s Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies to review possible CE course offerings within the context of the regular departmental scheduling process; administrate and implement the delivery of the department and CE’s agreed-upon course offerings; assign instructors (including for development of courses); coordinate alternative solutions when instructors are unable or unwilling to fulfill their agreements with CE; review course evaluations for all SOCY-CE offerings.; supervise graduate student and adjunct faculty teaching online for the Division and ensuring their compliance with Division standards and deadlines. The Liaison Instructor will also represent the Sociology Department and Continuing Education as a contributor to CU Boulder campus pedagogical innovation and faculty development projects.  

Who We Are

The Department of Sociology at CU Boulder is comprised of 20 tenured-tenure track faculty covering a wide range of topical expertise. Our faculty also includes 4 rostered, full-time instructors. Research and teaching clusters include criminology, environmental sociology, gender and sexuality, and population and health.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Teach six courses per academic year (three per semester). Of the six courses, two will be online (one per semester) and one of these will be Research Design.
  • Serving as a liaison between the Sociology Department and the Division of Continuing Education with a focus on the Division’s online Sociology course offerings.
  • Close collaboration with Sociology’s Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies to review possible CE course offerings within the context of the regular departmental scheduling process.
  • Administrate and implement the delivery of the department and CE’s agreed-upon course offerings.
  • Assign instructors (including for the development of courses).
  • Coordinate alternative solutions when instructors are unable or unwilling to fulfill their agreements with CE.
  • Review course evaluations for all SOCY-CE offerings.
  • Supervise graduate student and adjunct faculty teaching online for the Division and ensuring their compliance with Division standards and deadlines.
  • Represent the Sociology Department and Continuing Education as a contributor to CU Boulder campus pedagogical innovation and faculty development projects.

What You Should Know

  • This is a 9-month, academic year position with additional compensation available in summer months for teaching and liaison service.
  • The appointment will begin in August 2020.  
  • Applicants must have a PhD in sociology or comparable field by the time of the appointment. 

Benefits

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

Applicants must have a PhD in sociology or comparable field by the time of the appointment.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A background in online education and/or pedagogy;
  • Ability to cover a wide array of courses;
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusive excellence and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

Special Instructions

For full consideration, your application must include:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Teaching Related Goals
  5. Syllabus/Syllabi
  6. Teaching/Course Evaluations
  7. Diversity and Inclusion Statement -  please address how you have contributed to, and will contribute to diversity and inclusion in the higher education setting.
  8. Writing Sample
  9. You will be asked by our system to provide three (3) professional references. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
Review of application materials will begin on February 13, 2020. Please contact Professor Leslie Irvine (chair of the search committee) at Leslie.Irvine@colorado.edu for any additional information.

Applications must be submitted electronically at CU Boulder Jobs.

Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Leslie Irvine

Posting Contact Email: leslie.Irvine@colorado.edu

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.