Visiting Asst Professor

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University of Colorado - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Visiting Asst Professor

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Political Science Department at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications from innovative and versatile teachers to fill a two-year visiting Assistant Professor position, starting August 2019. Depending on the individual's performance and college resource availability, longer-term renewals of this position are possible.

Applicants should have areas of expertise in Political Theory, with specialization in Race, Ethnicity, Inequality and/or Social Justice. Preferred subfields: Black political thought, Indigenous political thought, Latinx political thought, or non-western/comparative political thought.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 19,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colorado a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The successful candidate will be rostered as a visiting assistant professor. This position comes with responsibilities in teaching (60% of time), research (30% of time), and service (10% of time). The teaching load is 3/3 (six courses an academic year), at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This position will be responsible for teaching basic survey courses in political theory as well as courses within the candidate's particular subfield.

The CU Denver Political Science Department seeks to sensitize students to the essential questions of politics and life, and to catalyze students' informed and creative civic engagement in pursuit of a more just and humane world. Beyond its teaching mission, the Department seeks to create, discover, and apply knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado, the nation, and the world. In advancing these teaching, research, and creative activities, the department seeks to build mutually beneficial partnerships that engage local, national, and global communities. Our Political Science Department values interdisciplinarity, and welcomes creative candidates from diverse fields who meet the qualifications below.



Ph.D. from an accredited university; track record of engaging and innovative teaching; record of scholarly achievement or promise of future scholarly achievement; areas of expertise in the field of Political Theory, and critical approach to such issues as race, ethnicity and inequality.


The Political Science Department is interested in candidates who can create innovative Political Theory courses, with a particular strengths in teaching beyond the traditional political theory "canon," such as Black political thought, Indigenous political thought, Latinx political thought, or non-western/comparative political thought. Candidates able to teach political theory in conversation with historical and current socio-political context are desired. Candidates with a commitment to innovative pedagogies, including openness to online teaching and robust online pedagogies, are encouraged to apply. The Department values candidates with a record of, or interest in, community engagement.

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

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, gender-nonconforming candidates, persons of color, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Dr. Betcy Jose at [email protected]

Arrange for at least three referees to upload letters of recommendation to the CU Careers website. You will be sent an email asking you to provide email addresses for your references, and then links will be emailed to them asking them to upload their letters. NOTE: You will not receive this email immediately - it may take a few business days before receiving this email

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

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are only accepted online at, reference job posting 14736 The following materials should be attached to your application when applying through CU Careers: 1. Cover Letter 2. CV 3. Graduate Transcript 4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy. Other evidence might include peer observations. Please also include a syllabus for a proposed Political Theory course that matches the subfields described above. 5. Research Writing Sample 6. Three letters of reference 7. In the case of ABD candidates, letters of reference should specifically comment on candidate's status in terms of completing their degree, and provide an estimated time frame for likely completion. Ph.D. must be in hand by start of appointment. Applications missing any of the materials listed above may not be considered. Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30109 - CLAS-Political Science

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 26, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Betcy Jose

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00350260





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Posted: 11/26/2018
Application Due: 1/25/2019
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