SASC Biology Instructor

Who we are:

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) delivers programming designed to guide and support students from all backgrounds to perform successfully at the university level, especially those from communities historically under-served in higher education. SASC programming includes credit-bearing courses, supplemental instruction, academic guidance, and co-curricular student development activities. The SASC STEM Program supports student success in classes, majors, and professional fields rooted in science, engineering, and technology. The program offers core curriculum courses in biology and chemistry, as well as supplemental instruction in economics and physics. In addition, the program works closely with SASC support programs to develop extra-curricular offerings to support pre-health students as well as those working to transfer from the College of Arts and Sciences to the Leeds School of Business or the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

What your key responsibilities will be:

The SASC Biology Instructor will teach core curriculum and supplemental courses in biology (50%); serve as an Academic Coordinator to a caseload of SASC students (25%); supervise a cohort of undergraduate STEM Instructional Assistants (IAs) (15%); and develop curriculum to support SASC students preparing for careers in health fields (10%).

What we can offer:

Salary range is $45,000 - $55,000 per academic year.
What you should know:

This is a 9-month academic year position beginning August 2017. 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.


Minimum Qualifications

- Master's degree in biology or a related field

- Three years of experience teaching biology at the college or secondary level

- Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from under-served communities

Preferred Qualifications

- Ph.D. in biology or a related field

- Graduate of a SASC program (McNair, McNeill, TRiO Student Support Services, WAMS/ First Nations) or a similar student support program

- Experience teaching or advising students from under-resourced urban and/or rural public schools

- Experience advising students who are pre-health and/or pre-engineering

- Supervisory experience

- Involvement in STEM curricular reform

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications submitted by February 1, 2017 will receive full consideration, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please combine all of the following materials into one document and submit to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_07722": 1. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2. A current resume/CV. 3. List of at least 3 references including name, title, mailing address, e-mail address and daytime phone number.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10426 - Student Acad Svcs Ctr

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 18, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Julia Willis

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00730221