Instructor of Comparative Ethnic Studies

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Faculty/Instruction
Functional Areas: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Department of Ethnic Studies
Requisition Number: 13337
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full-Time

Job Summary

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time Instructor position in Comparative Ethnic Studies with preferred areas in either Critical Sports Studies, and/or Race, Gender and Carceral Studies. Applicants must be able to teach Foundations of Ethnic Studies, a comparative introduction to the field of Ethnic Studies, and Themes in American culture with a comparative, interdisciplinary and intersectional (race, class and gender) approach. Depending on the areas of specialization candidates must show evidence they can teach large classes on the Introduction to Critical Sports Studies, which examines sports and their social contexts of race, gender, sexuality, and globalization additional critical sports studies classes; and other courses in their academic specialties; and/or can teach large classes on issues of race, gender, crime and mass incarceration in a comparative, interdisciplinary and intersectional feminist frame. A PhD is preferred, though ABD candidates may be considered, with a PhD in hand by August of 2019, and those with a JD with significant teaching experience at the undergraduate levels. The teaching load is four courses per semester, with the possibility of summer teaching for additional salary. Applicants need to show multiple measures of academic excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellence in working with undergraduates. You will also be asked to assist in the service needs of the Department. This is a non-continuing position with benefits with up to a three-year renewable contract. After six years of demonstrating academic excellence in teaching at CU Boulder, instructors can be nominated for senior instructor status.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

Description of Department:

The Department of Ethnic Studies is a dynamic unit dedicated to studying and teaching about race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and power in national and transnational contexts. The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Ethnic Studies, and a doctoral degree and a graduate certificate in Comparative Ethnic Studies.


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

Minimum Qualifications:

MA in Ethnic Studies, American Studies and/or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

PHD in Ethnic Studies, American Studies and/or related fields.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter.
  3. PDF sample of work with evidence of teaching excellence, numeric scores, student comments, peer reviews of classroom teaching, and teaching awards if relevant.
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy.
  5. Statement of research philosophy.
  6. Non confidential letter of recommendation.
  7. You will need to submit 4 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer





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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
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