Lecturer - Gateway Program Seminar

Colorado Springs, CO
May 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Gateway Program Seminar at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will establish and maintain a pool of Lecturers from which future appointments of temporary, non-tenure track positions will be made. Appointments are part-time (less than 50% time). Appointments range from one week to full semester long and will be made on a term by term basis.

The Gateway Program Seminar (GPS) is an academic program designed to help first-year students successfully adjust to university life. GPS serves as the foundation for the Compass Curriculum, the campus-wide general education program at UCCS. Through GPS, students are exposed to interdisciplinary curriculum taught by experienced faculty from across campus to establish meaningful connections, cultivate an inclusive community, and create a sense of belonging from their first year at UCCS and beyond The Gateway Program Seminar is comprised of interdiciplinary educators with expertise across diverse learning contexts and populations. 

Applicants must be enthusiastic about teaching first-year students and demonstrate an understanding of the college experience in accordance with program curriculum and outcomes. Topics range from discipline specific, theme related, and hobbies based courses and are taught in a variety of platforms including, online, hybrid, in-person format. Most classes utilize a co-teaching model with an assigned student peer leader. Available courses can be found at https://gps.uccs.edu/seminars.

Who We Are: 

UCCS is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. 

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to live in the U.S. 

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $2,800 - $3,000 per 3 credit hours, depending on course being conducted in-person or online

Temporary Lecturer appointments are not eligible for group health and life insurance benefits or vacation leave accrual. This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

UCCS is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed area representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university 
  • One-year of teaching experience are required
Preferred Requirements: 

  • A master's degree from an accredited university 
  • At least two years of teaching in a higher education setting
Physical Requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move
  • Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, and fine motor skills
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Apr 30, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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