Instructor- ICB

Denver, CO
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Instructor - ICB

The CU Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2017. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible. Depending on departmental needs, this position may also have the opportunity to teach a semester at the Denver campus, thus rotating semesters between teaching in Beijing and teaching in Denver. We seek to hire a Communication generalist who can also direct the ICB's Media Learning Laboratory.

About the ICB:

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University (CAU) and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), civic engagement, and more. For more information about the CU Denver/ICB program, please see the International College Beijing web site:

Job Description:

In addition to the teaching roles described below, we seek a candidate who can fulfill the service role of directing the ICB's Media Learning Laboratory, a facility serving the entire ICB program, where students learn how to analyze and produce a wide range of media. In this capacity, the successful candidate will need to: 1) be familiar with basic studio lighting set-ups and the operation of a variety of professional-grade video cameras; 2) be conversant with the Adobe Creative Suite, Apple's Final Cut X, and other graphic software design platforms; 3) be an experienced teacher of these skills and manager of such resources; and 4) be an enthusiastic facilitator of the student projects produced in this Learning Lab. Fulfilling this role will count as part of the Instructor's service component to the Department.

In addition to directing the Media Learning Lab, the teaching load is 7 courses per academic year (4 in fall and 3 in spring). The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses, such as Communication and Citizenship, Global Communication, Communication and Diversity, Intercultural Communication, Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods, Introduction to Strategic Communication, Advertising, Advanced Strategic Communication, New Media, New Media Production and Management, and Media Writing Skills.

Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and their home country, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 15 weeks long; semester start dates are based on the lunar calendar with fall semesters beginning early to mid-September, and spring semesters beginning in mid-January to early-February.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire (see note below regarding Chinese citizens).

Faculty hired to teach at ICB must be able to meet the requirements to obtain the appropriate visa to work in China.

The University does not have direct authority to hire Chinese citizens working in China. Interested Chinese citizens should contact Megan Jorgensen ( for additional information.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.A. in Communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. is preferred

  • Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures

  • Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

The Department of Communication is committed to promoting civic engagement and the use of communication to foster a more equitable and humane world. These values are embedded in our curriculum and embodied in all aspects of our faculty's performance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Stephen J. Hartnett,, 1 303.315.1914 (Denver is on USA Mountain Time).

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Candidates must submit all materials electronically by going to the CU Careers website ( and applying to Job number 09254. Once at that site, candidates will upload a letter of introduction, a full CV, and sample syllabi and other evidence of teaching excellence. Letters of recommendation will only be requested of finalists, but should be ready for submission. Review of applications will begin on May 15; the search committee will interview finalists during the second week of June.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30095 - CLAS-Communication

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 19, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Stephen Hartnett

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00708165


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