FYE Lecturer - 22122 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Denver
First Year Experience, Office of Student Transitions & Family Engagement
First-Year Experience Lecturer
Position #00737494 – Requisition #22122

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Denver 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 Office of Student Transitions and Family Engagement has ongoing openings for positions in the First-Year Experience Seminar program. The First-Year Experience Lecturer would be responsible for teaching a three-credit hour First-Year Seminar (FYS) core area course for the Fall 2021 or Fall 2022 semester. The focus of the CU Denver First-Year Experiences program are specially designed courses that provide a welcoming and supportive learning environment for our new degree-seeking students who are starting college for the first time in the fall semester. In any of the FYE courses they choose, first-year students acclimate to the rigors of college-level work, engage in the active social and intellectual life of our campus, work closely with faculty and peer leaders, and make close friends and study partners.

Courses in the First-Year Seminar (FYS) program offer a wide range of benefits to entering first-year students. They are content-based and taught by faculty dedicated to first-year student success. FYS Lecturers integrate academic skills into their courses to help students become more successful in their academic career. FYS classes are limited to 22-26 students, which creates an environment for strong interaction between students and the professor, who also doubles as a mentor for their first semester of college. FYS courses also introduce students to and engage them in CU Denver's vast student resources. In addition to these benefits, FYS students experience a higher overall satisfaction with their time at the university.

As Colorado's public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor's to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state's largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

Job Summary:
The person holding this position would be responsible for:
- Course instruction for the duration of the Fall semester term
- Creation of course syllabus, course lesson plans, and course assignments
- Grading of all coursework for enrolled students

- Implementation of at least four First-Year Experience (FYE) required lessons into the course instruction and syllabus
- Attend all required FYE faculty trainings in the summer prior to the Fall instruction term
- Work collaboratively with the FYE course-assigned Peer Advocate Leader (PAL) on activities, presentations, and in-class and out-of-class events
- Holding required one-on-one meetings with each student enrolled in the course as part of the FYE requirements
- Follow all guidelines and expectations in accordance with University of Colorado Denver faculty requirements

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $3,500 - $5,000 per three-credit hour course.

The above salary rate represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is/is not eligible for overtime compensation

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.
Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must:
- Have a completed master's degree in higher education, student affairs, teaching, or a field related to the subject matter for the proposed seminar course from an accredited higher education institution
- Have taught at an accredited higher education institution for at least one semester OR have 5 or more years of experience teaching in a K-12 institution.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire Conditions of Employment:
Must be willing and able to teach in-person or via Zoom for Fall 2021 or Fall 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include:
- Previous experience teaching in a First-Year Experience program or teaching in a College Success course

▪ Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
▪ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
▪ Outstanding customer service skills.
▪ Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
▪ Include additional competencies relevant to the position

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application deadline to be considered for either Fall 2021 or Fall 2022 is October 1st, 2021 at 11:59pm MST. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 22122

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. A copy of your proposed seminar course syllabus or an outline of your proposed course which needs to include: course topic, course description, proposed learning outcomes, and proposed CU Denver core area/s you think the course would fit within.
  4. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 30032 - AVCASA-FAUE Undergrad Experi

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Jul 19, 2021

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Emilie Waggoner Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00737494

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