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Job Summary

The Department of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information seeks an outstanding candidate for a non-tenure track, open-rank instructor position starting in Fall 2020. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of Information Science - as a Department and as a discipline. With faculty strengths in both computing and social sciences, the Department takes a forward-thinking approach to the discipline of Information Science.

For more information about our undergraduate programs, please visit: 

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Boulder is a research university with nearly 30,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. The city of Boulder is a high-tech hub, with the highest concentration of tech startups in the US at 2.5 times the density of Silicon Valley, according to the Kauffman Foundation. Boulder is also home to multiple national labs and institutes, including NCAR, NIST, NOAA, and NREL. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains and only 27 miles from Denver, Boulder is frequently named one of the most desirable places in the US to live.

Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems, and build a culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek applicants who share this commitment and can demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We encourage applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, 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. CU Boulder Benefits include domestic partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The primary responsibility for this position will be to teach multiple courses in computing and quantitative methods, particularly in support of our existing BS curriculum in Information Science and a new, cross-disciplinary Data Science minor. 

Opportunities may be available for a candidate with skills in other areas of information science to propose and teach additional courses, as well. 

The ideal candidate will be rostered with the department faculty and will have the opportunity to participate in the governance of the department, especially in relation to undergraduate curricular matters. 

What We Can Offer

We Can Offer a Competitive Salary.


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 Accomplished. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Graduate degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field

What You Will Need

  • Appreciation for, and sensitivity to, issues such as equity, diversity, college-climate, and community.
  • Ability to collaborate.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of students.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Proven experience in classroom teaching of undergraduate students in computing, information science, and/or data science-related topics, especially to novices
  • Must be able to show evidence of commitment to high-quality teaching, and to building an educational environment that is welcoming to a diverse body of students

Special Instructions

The following materials/information must be submitted online:
  1. Cover Letter that specifically addresses your interests and career path
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Experience (Please upload a 2-4 page document)
  4. You will need to enter contact information for three (3) references during the application process
We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

Applications will be evaluated as they are received and will be accepted until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please submit all application materials by March 20, 2020.

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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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.