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Media Studies Instructor

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
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Part-TimePosting Close Date:

20-May-2022Date Posted:

17-May-2022 Close All Job SummaryThe Partnership Outreach Programs department in the Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement seeks to hire an enthusiastic, motivated, and culturally competent Media Studies instructor who will deliver instruction to our community based precollege programs. We seek instructors who can support first-generation and students from marginalized communities in our two-week summer program. The instructor must be able to provide culturally responsive instruction and strengthen students’ academic curiosity.
The elective courses are special topics which will introduce program participants to academic fields which center topics of identity, intersectionality, systems if inequity, and social justice/impact. These courses are critical to introducing areas of study that are not usually afforded to students from marginalized identities. The instructor is expected to provide an introduction in their area of expertise at a college level, while providing a safe and supportive space for learning. This is a valuable opportunity for program participants to experience the demand of college level work, while also growing their academic knowledge base.
This position will take place on the CU Boulder campus over the summer from June 13-24th. The instructor will be required to develop/provide curriculum which will introduce students to concepts of the specified subject matter. The course shall be led as an exploration course. The instructor should have culturally responsive and relevant pedagogies which support first-generation students’ knowledge base.
The instructor will be required to teach a section of the course. The instructor can expect to have between 20-25 students per section. The courses will be held either MWF from 9-10 AM MDT in the first period or the second period from 10:30-11:30 AM, or the course can be taught Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-3:00 PM.
Finally, the instructor will be required to attend two training dates: Thursday, June 9th, at CU Boulder from 9-11 AM.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreThe Partnership Outreach Programs Department provides precollege services and support to multiple communities across the State of Colorado. Our mission is to create opportunities of access for first-generation students, supporting their future goals for post-secondary enrollment.
Specifically, our department directs summer programming for students coming to our campus from the western slope in the Roaring Fork Valley and Summit County, the eastern plains in Morgan County, southern Colorado in the San Luis Valley, locally from Boulder County.
Over the summer the department directs and coordinates seven programs, which serves over 200 first-generation students through our outreach efforts. During their time with us, students will explore living away from their families and learn to navigate a collegiate experience for the first time. Students will gain skills to support their future application and transition into their chosen post-secondary studies. During this time, the program participant will be able to examine critical experiences in a safe and supported program, which will further facilitate their understanding and expectations for their undergraduate studies.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Create and provide a course syllabus for student reference and use in summer program.
  • Create curriculum which introduces the area of instructional expertise.
  • Provide supportive instruction and supports students understanding of each topic.
  • Create non-grading duties for instructor’s assistant (IA) during class sessions.
  • Create and provide detailed plan for the IA to lead during recitation sessions.
  • Manage course attendance daily, and immediately communicate with program director if a student participant is not present in class.
  • Responsible for class management, especially as it relates to managing delicate topics of identity and addressing any oppressive comments or behaviors. (If additional assistance is needed, please contact directors.)
  • Communicate with IA and program director if there is concern of a program participant that is not engaging appropriately in the course.
  • Provide final grade to program director.
What You Should Know
  • Participants of our programs are primarily fist-generation students, with other marginalized identities (such as low-income, GLBTQI, immigrant status, ethnically diverse, etc), thus we require the instructor to have experience supporting and teaching our diverse student population.
  • This position does require you to teach in-person, and as an employee of the university you will be required to abide by university vaccination policies.
  • This is a temporary appointment with the university as a lecturer and does not qualify for university benefits.
  • Payment will be distributed at the end of the month during university pay cycle and not at the end of the program.
  • We strongly encourage the instructor to use a web based platform for course deliverables and materials (if applicable).
  • The Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement can provide at no cost to the instructor course materials and printing if requests are made no later than May 14th.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer

The salary for this 8% position is $1,359.00.

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 StatementsBe collaborative. Be impactful. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • An MA in Media Studies or related field.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Minimum one year of instruction experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of works by diverse scholars; related to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexual identity.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Experience with culturally inclusive and responsive course pedagogies.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by May 20, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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