Research Associate

Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) invites applicants for a Research Associate in History and Pedagogical Design and Innovation to begin in the Fall of 2017.

The successful candidate will work with the Department Chair and the Director of Undergraduate Studies to evaluate current pedagogical practices, ascertain learning goals, and design and plan for the implementation and assessment of curricular modifications for teaching and learning effectiveness in the history classroom. In addition to working closely with departmental faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate majors and minors to identify and redesign learning goals and pedagogical practices, the position will also teach one course in the spring semester.

The one-year position will be based at the CU Boulder Campus and will begin in August 2017. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment and carries a stipend of $51,000. The position is eligible for renewal for a second-year contingent on satisfactory performance, available funds, and the needs of the program.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017.


The position is open to candidates who have earned a PhD in History by August 2017 (open to any field) with a special interest or specific additional training in pedagogy, and teaching and learning assessment and design. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and learning through prior participation in workshops, programs, and/or publication record in this field. The ideal candidate should also have the ability to work collaboratively, and should have strong skills in communication, presentation and interpersonal interactions.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. 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.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff in compliance with applicable laws and n futherance of its commitment to fostering ane environment that welomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosopy in its programs or activities including employment admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to Boulder campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents:

1) a cover letter explaining qualifications, accomplishments in research and teaching, and future plans in both areas

2) a curriculum vita

3) dissertation summary

4) a writing sample in the field of research expertise

5) upon submission of your application, you may receive an email requesting three letters of reference (with an optional fourth letter demonstrating a commitment to pedagogical engagement). You will submit three email addresses for your referees and we will then contact them.

This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10238 - History

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Anne Lester

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732728


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