Instructor- ICB

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 February, 2018. 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 colleague who can direct the ICB's Media Learning Laboratory while teaching courses that touch upon the analysis and production of New Media and Strategic Communication. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses in our general communication curriculum.

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 strives to embody 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:

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 produce and analyze 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 (3 in spring and 4 in fall). The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses held in the Media Learning Lab, such as, but not limited to, Introduction to Strategic Communication, Advertising, Advanced Strategic Communication, New Media, New Media Production and Management, Media Writing Skills, or other courses that fall within the candidate's areas of expertise.

Instructors 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 Z Visa to work in China (; our understanding of these requirements include holding a Master's degree or above, demonstrating at least 2-years teaching experience, and holding a graduate degree that matches the area that the applicant will teach. Under these Chinese rules, the maximum age of candidates seeking a work Visa is 59. These requirements are subject to change by the Chinese government without notice.

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

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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.A. in Communication
  • 2 years teaching experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mastery of the media production and editing skills noted above

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Communication or a closely allied field, such as journalism or mass communication

  • 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

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).

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10926

Candidates should submit a letter of introduction, a full CV, sample syllabi and other evidence of teaching excellence electronically. Letters of recommendation will only be requested of finalists, but should be ready for submission. Review of applications will begin on September 22 and will continue until a hire is made.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 31, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Stephen J. Hartnett

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00708165