Instructor - Bachelor of Innovation™

Colorado Springs, CO
May 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Bachelor of Innovation™ (BI) program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks a full time Instructor to teach courses in the Innovation Core of the BI. This position is located in the Bachelor of Innovation organization, which is part of Academic Affairs. This non-tenure track appointment will begin August 2017 and is renewable contingent upon program needs, availability of funding, and effective performance. The teaching load is twelve credits, or four three-credit courses, each semester. Courses in the Innovation Core are generally team-taught. For detailed information about the Bachelor of Innovation™ and the Innovation Core, visit the BI website at The successful candidate will perform duties expected of full-time instructors, including maintaining office hours, holding conferences with students, providing students with timely feedback, remaining current in the discipline, and creating a learning environment that fosters student success. They will possess the ability to work effectively with students of various ages and of diverse competencies and cultural backgrounds. They will contribute to a collegial and collaborative work environment.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

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Minimum Qualifications
  • The candidate must possess a master's degree or higher in an academic field.
  • The candidate must have experience in entrepreneurial ventures and/or experience in producing innovation in organizations.
  • The candidate must have a demonstrated ability and experience in working with and coaching student teams.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience in teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Ability to team with other faculty in the design and delivery of a course.
  • Ability to work effectively with students of various ages and of diverse competencies and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to coach teams of students in experiential, project-based courses.

Desired Qualifications
  • The following qualifications may receive special consideration:
  • Extensive experience in entrepreneurial ventures, including funding and operations.
  • Experience and/or training in Intellectual Property law.
  • Experience in bringing in money through grant writing.


The salary for this position will range between $50,000- $53,000 for a 9 month contract

Special Instructions to Applicants:Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by June 11, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40235 - Bachelor of Innovation

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dana Herrera-Garcia

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00734013


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