Instructor of Communication

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Department of Communication

Requisition Number 14915

Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado-Boulder invites applications for a position as Instructor of Communication. The initial appointment will be for a three-year term with the possibility of reappointment. The Department has a history of welcoming and valuing long-term instructors.   The Department of Communication recognizes that our effectiveness and creativity are strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. As such, we welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in our field and/or have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment.   We seek a person who will oversee the Department’s new online degree completion program, mentor graduate student instructors and adjuncts teaching online courses, serve as a liaison with the campus’ Continuing Education division, advance our commitments to diversity and inclusion, and teach three courses a semester in some subset of the following areas: culture & identity, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, family communication, public speaking, research methods, and/or a senior seminar in the applicant’s area of expertise.   Who We Are The College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from racial and ethnic minorities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.   CMCI was founded in 2015 to address revolutionary change in the way people communicate, the tools they use and the impact that change has on society. The new college has six departments that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees: the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; the Department of Communication; the Department of Critical Media Practices; the Department of Information Science; the Department of Journalism and the Department of Media Studies. In addition, there is a graduate program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance. The college’s interdisciplinary approach unites students and faculty from these seven academic specialties to solve emerging problems in the ever-changing world of communication and technology.    CMCI has attracted strong interest from prospective students and now enrolls over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students, is home to five centers and labs and a growing faculty. Since the inception of the college in the fall of 2015, 40 new faculty across all departments have been hired, which has provided the opportunity to re-envision the curriculum and capitalize on relationships with new educational and industry partners.    As the flagship university in the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) - and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region - we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.   The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Benefits include domestic partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy (for more, see glbtqrc/resources/cu-and-state-policies). Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at [email protected]   What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

This is a full-time position that will consist of six courses per year, one or more of which will be online courses. Applicants with significant experience developing and teaching online courses are preferred, as are those with a strong commitment to pedagogies and practices of diversity, inclusion, and equity with particular attention to first-generation students and members of underrepresented groups.

As liaison between the Department of Communication and the Division of Continuing Education (CE), duties will include:

  • Reviewing possible course offerings with CE;
  • Working with faculty in developing master courses for the online curriculum;
  • Coordinating course offerings and the assignment of instructors;
  • Determining alternative solutions if designated course instructors are unable or unwilling to fulfill their agreements with the Division;
  • Supervising graduate student and adjunct faculty teaching online for the Division and ensuring their compliance with Division standards and deadlines;
  • Representing the Communication Department and Continuing Education as a contributor to CU-Boulder campus pedagogical innovation and faculty development projects.

  What You Should Know The appointment will begin in August 2019. Applicants must have a PhD in communication or a comparable field by the time of the appointment.    Benefits

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.

Be Statements Be Accomplished. Be Strategic. Be Boulder. What We Require Applicants must have a PhD in Communication or a comparable field by the time of the appointment. Special Instructions Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and will continue throughout January and February, with the intention of reaching a final decision later in the spring semester.    Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement on online teaching and classroom technology, and a statement indicating the applicant’s potential to foster diversity among students and the broader academic community.     Contact information for three references will be collected by our system during the application process, however letters of reference will be collected for finalists only. References may receive an email request to provide a confidential letter of recommendation and will be given ample time to provide these letters once contacted.    Submit all application materials to All application materials should be submitted by January 15th, 2019.   Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the search chair, professor Matthew Koschmann ([email protected]), with further questions about the position; and may also contact the department administrator, Monica Carroll ([email protected]), with questions about the department, college, or university that will remain anonymous from the search committee.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]




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Posted: 12/13/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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