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Lecturer - International English Center

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The International English Center (IEC) is seeking to hire a part-time lecturer (50%) for the Fall 2, 2021 session (October 14, 2021 - December 16, 2021) for traditional face-to-face instruction.

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

Innovative programming, outstanding academic, immigration, and support services, and engaging cultural experiences have consistently made the IEC one of the top destinations for English language study in the United States. Established in 1975, the IEC provides high-quality English language training and cultural programming for high school, pre-collegiate, pre-graduate, and degree students, working professionals, and members of the Boulder community. Programs integrate cutting-edge teaching practices and experiential learning.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Planning, preparing, and delivering academic English instruction in all skill areas and proficiency levels. The instruction will be consistent with established quality standards and in coordination with colleagues. 10 hours per week of instruction.
  • Using innovative approaches to teaching that follow best practices and current research in second language acquisition, experiential and project-based learning, content-based learning, and instructional technology. 
  • Developing supplemental materials associated with assigned courses and sharing these materials with colleagues. 
  • Evaluating students' performance and assigning grades based on standardized rubrics and program-wide student learning outcomes. 
  • Completing and submitting in a timely manner documentation such as syllabi, post-syllabi, attendance records, course evaluations, and grades.
  • Attending all faculty meetings and in-service workshops.
  • Maintaining currency in the field through participation in professional development activities. 

What You Should Know

  • Work is expected to be performed in-person in Boulder, CO.

What We Can Offer

Compensation is $5,000 for a 50% lecturer position for the teaching session (10/14/21 – 12/16/21). Temporary faculty (Lecturer) appointments are eligible for accrued sick time. Sick time is earned on a prorated basis, and is calculated at 24 hours of accrued sick time per academic term for full time (100%) appointments or a combination of appointments during the same term of employment.

A combination of appointments of 50% or above for a semester are eligible for health 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

  • Master’s degree or higher in TESOL, or Master’s degree in closely related field with proof of graduate level coursework successfully completed in the following areas:
    • Language teaching methodology
    • The nature of language (e.g. linguistics)
    • English structure
    • Second language acquisition
    • Intercultural communication
    • Practicum
  • Outstanding oral and written English communication skills.
  • Flexibility and collaborative approach to work responsibilities.
  • Experience working with online learning platforms, Canvas preferred.
  • Work is expected to be performed in-person in Boulder, CO.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current CV/Resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by September 30, 2021 for consideration.
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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