Job description

Who we are:

Reporting in the Office of Undergraduate Education the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is a learning community for students who are from communities historically underserved in higher education. Focused on supporting student success from matriculation to graduation, our approach integrates instruction in core academic subjects, individualized advising, and social integration through career planning and community gatherings. SASC instructors are integrated into the work of the department not only as classroom teachers but also as advisors and mentors. We are an intentionally multicultural community, and instructors must be skilled at building relationships and collaborating with students and colleagues. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience and substantial working knowledge of how to support underrepresented students to successfully negotiate the institutional barriers to success in higher education.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Supporting students who want to be admitted to one of CU's professional schools is an important part of SASC's mission, and we are looking for an instructor to play a key role in that work. While some students are admitted directly to the College of Engineering or the Leeds School of Business, many students are initially admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences. Those students need to pursue an Intra-university Transfer (IUT) if they wish to change colleges after their first semester. The process is exacting, and many students fail to complete the necessary requirements. ( We would like to expand our instructional team with the aim of improving SASC student success in intra-university transfer. Specifically, we are looking for an equity-minded educator with experience in business or engineering who can teach math and guide students through the internal application process.

Your specific duties would be:

  • Teach math courses through College Algebra (up to 6 credits per semester)
  • Support students in either introductory economics or introductory physics courses, through core curriculum or supplemental instruction
  • Coordinate department efforts to support students working toward intra-university transfer

What you should know:

The initial appointment is expected to begin in August 2018 and be for 3 years.

The individual hired into this position will be expected to work occasional evenings and weekends.

What we can offer:

The salary for this position is $48,000 and may be adjusted commensurate with experience.

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.

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What we require:
  • Master's degree in mathematics, physics, engineering, economics, or a related field
  • Two years classroom teaching experience

What you will need:
  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of staff, students, and faculty
  • Substantial working knowledge of current best practices in inclusive pedagogy

What we'd like you to have:
  • PhD
  • Experience supervising student leaders
  • Graduate of the McNeill Academic Program, TRiO Student Support Services, or a similar program
  • 3 years professional experience in business or engineering
  • Professional experience in a support program for students from underserved communities

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications received by March 18, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at [email protected]. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current C.V. or resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-12793.
Please do not upload references at this time. Upon request, please be prepared to provide name and contact information (including e-mail address) for at least 3 professional references who may be contacted to submit letters of recommendation. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 5, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Julia Willis

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00007575





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Posted: 3/6/2018
Application Due: 5/5/2018
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