CMCI Interdisciplinary Instructor and Director of Technology-Influenced Pedagogy

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Faculty/Instruction
Functional Areas: College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI)
Department: Department of Media Studies
Requisition Number: 14276
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full-Time

Job Summary

The College of Media, Communication and Information seeks an instructor to support its interdisciplinary introductory courses for first-year and transfer students and to provide expertise and support for teaching and learning through technology. The instructor would deliver the transfer student-focused foundations class, Becoming CMCI: Thinking across Disciplines (CMCI 2030), and would also take responsibility for administrative oversight of the first-year introductory courses, Concepts & Creativity I & II (CMCI 1010/1020) course. The instructor will work in partnership with the Faculty Director for Concepts & Creativity courses, who provides leadership around curriculum development and supports collaboration among faculty teaching these team-taught courses.

In addition to 50% teaching duties, the instructor will provide guidance and advice to faculty and graduate students and serve as an expert source of information for incorporating technology into the classroom. The Instructor will serve as a resource to individual faculty and graduate students to help them integrate technology into their teaching and course design through assistance with design of technology-intensive assignments, group workshops and demonstrations. As opportunities arise, the instructor will collaborate with college technical staff and campus partners to develop innovative classrooms, labs and student media centers designed to facilitate excellence in teaching and learning at CMCI. The instructor will work collaboratively with the faculty and departments in the college to identify innovative approaches, strategies, and technologies to enhance student learning.

Responsibilities (50% teaching; 50% administrative):

  • Teach two courses each semester, one of which will be CMCI 2030.
  • Manage the administration of CMCI 1010/1020 and 2030 classes including course scheduling, coordination of registration, development of materials, etc. Develop and manage opportunities to showcase student work from the courses.
  • Deliver orientation to and provide oversight of pedagogical development for TA’s and undergraduate learning assistants for CMCI 1010/1020 and 2030.
  • In collaboration with faculty, identify opportunities for curriculum innovation and application of technology to improve teaching and learning.
  • Upon request, provide consultation and training to faculty in the introduction of new instructional technology in the classroom for new and existing courses.
Qualified candidates will possess:
  • Ph.D. in one of the CMCI academic disciplines or closely-related discipline.
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
  • Experience working with first year students and knowledge of FY student development; experience working with transfer students also desirable.
  • Demonstrated evidence of effective use of innovative instructional design and technology in teaching and learning.
  • Additional desirable qualifications include (1) experience providing pedagogical and curricular consultation for tech-centered course development; (2) experience delivering tech-centered content in an online or hybrid/blended format.

Who We Are

The College of Media Communication and Information, established in 2015, is the first new college on the CU-Boulder campus in 53 years. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Please visit our website at

What You Should Know

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.

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 Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at [email protected]

What We Can Offer

Anticipated 9-month salary is $55,000 to $70,000, with paid summer teaching opportunities also available.


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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Be Creative. Be Innovative. Be Boulder.

Special Instructions

For full consideration, apply by December 10, 2018.

Please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Teaching portfolio or sample teaching materials
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Names of and contact information for 3 references will be collected immediately upon application. 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.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/17/2019
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