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Open Rank Faculty Position in Race and Technology

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) seeks outstanding candidates for a regular faculty appointment at any rank. Successful candidates will help craft the future of Information Science, as a Department and as a field, and will be central to the College’s anticipated cluster of hires in the area of race, media, and technology. With a faculty possessing strengths in both computing and the social sciences, the Department takes a progressive approach to Information Science, focusing on human–data interaction in all its diverse forms and contexts. 

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

CU Boulder is a research university with about 25,000 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 yet only 27 miles from Denver, Boulder is frequently named one of the most desirable places in the US to live.

The Department of Information Science has a faculty with a diversity of backgrounds and interests that constitutes a shared dedication to progressive visions of Information Science. Our current faculty have training in multiple subject areas that include Art, Business, Cognitive Science, Communication, Computer Science, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Data Science, Education, Human–Computer Interaction, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, and Science and Technology Studies.

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

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

We are seeking candidates at any rank with preference for senior scholars at advanced assistant, associate or full rank working at the intersection of race and technology and embodying any of the many epistemologies, methods, and theoretical groundings that inform this rich, interdisciplinary, and socially impactful research space. We expect the successful candidate to take a strong role in the organizational and intellectual life of the growing department. The candidate should be prepared to teach and mentor students at all levels and to offer courses that center on race and technology and seek broadly to decolonize/challenge traditional information science curricula and pedagogies, and that build interdisciplinary connections across the college and support our race and technology cluster. 

What We Can Offer

Salary range is $90,000-$140,000. We offer a supportive and collegial working environment across faculty, students, and staff; and an outstanding quality of life in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.


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 Diverse. Be Inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

We encourage applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in all fields relevant to the study of race and technology, including Information Science, Computer Science, Management, Communication, Science and Technology Studies and others. 

What You Will Need

We encourage applications from scholars with a proven ability to carry out high-quality research that resonates with an information science perspective and a desire to direct future scholarly interests toward this field. They must have a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They are expected to have deep familiarity with the academic workplace, and a willingness to take an active part in the life of the department and college and to contribute to the advancement of the college's initiatives in inclusive excellence. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  2. Cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  3. Statement of your vision, experience, and future plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture.
  4. Statement of your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring.
  5. Statement of your experience and plans for research and/or creative work that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field and broader benefits to education and society.
  6. 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. 

For full consideration, please submit an application by December 14, 2020. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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