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Teaching Assistant Professor in the ATLAS Institute (Instructor)

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The growing Creative Technology and Design (CTD) Program within the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder seeks a Teaching Assistant Professor (Instructor) whose teaching, creative work, and research demonstrates a deep understanding of design, computing, and emerging technologies. This full-time, non-tenure track Instructor position begins August 21, 2023. The position will be filled at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor (Instructor); however, those with extensive teaching experience may be considered at the rank of Teaching Associate Professor.

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

ATLAS is a diverse and interdisciplinary institute for radical creativity and invention. We inspire research, experimentation, and critical thinking that turns ingenious ideas into reality. Our synthesis of design and technology amplifies innovation in engineering and the arts. We promote rigorous, curiosity-driven investigation in a thriving academic community that is supportive, energetic, and playful. A change-maker at the University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS is proud to offer a full portfolio of interdisciplinary academic programs in Creative Technology and Design through the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Learn more at

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

You will be joining a diverse community of scholars, educators, artists, and engineers who collaborate in the pursuit of inclusive and socially impactful technologies for future generations.

This position typically includes an effort allocation of 80% teaching and 20% service. The position involves teaching three ATLAS courses per semester on the CU-Boulder campus. Teaching responsibilities will include a mix of large undergraduate lectures, project-based studios, cross-listed grad/undergrad elective courses, and graduate seminars. Successful candidates will engage students and faculty from diverse disciplines and actively participate in curriculum development and other programmatic initiatives that encourage curiosity, creativity, and community within the ATLAS Institute.

We affirm diversity and inclusive excellence to be vitally integral to the mission and vision of ATLAS. We strive to model this in recruitment and retention, curriculum development and creative work to develop a receptive social, intellectual, digital, and physical environment for all. We seek candidates with experience creating and teaching courses in mixed reality (AR/VR), mobile app development, and game design/development. Experience in any of the following focus areas is also welcome: creative coding, interaction design, full-stack web development, user experience design, motion design, computer animation, 3D modeling, industrial design, digital fabrication, and/or design methodologies.

What We Can Offer


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.

Be Statements

Be curious. Be game-changing. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Candidates must have a graduate degree from an accredited institution in a related field, and 3 years of teaching experience at the University level or 3 years industry experience in a related field.
  • To be considered for the rank of Teaching Associate Professor the candidate should have 6 years of experience teaching at the University level or 6 years industry experience in a related field.

What You Will Need

  • A strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
  • Proven success teaching at the university level.
  • Active engagement in fields related to Creative Technology & Design.
  • An interest in improving undergraduate and graduate engineering education. Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
  • Evidence of diversity and inclusion skills in your research/creative/professional, teaching, and service activities.

What We Would Like You to Have

·         Experience teaching both large (100+ students) and small classes.

·         Experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials as PDF files:

  1. Cover Letter: A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  2. Resume/CV: A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy: A two-page statement of your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring.
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Statement of how you plan to contribute to CU’s efforts to become a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist university. For guidance in writing this statement, see
  5. Names and contact information for three or more references: During the application process, you will need to provide the contact information for at least three references who may be contacted during the search process and who are prepared to submit a letter of recommendation to be considered along with your application. Please include names, job titles, phone numbers and email addresses.

Application review will begin on December 15, 2022. For full consideration, please submit all application materials by January 5, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs (search for job #43988). Background checks will be conducted for all final applicants.

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