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Instructor (Teaching Assistant Professor)

University of Colorado Boulder

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Instructor (Teaching Assistant Professor)

Requisition Number: 51932
Location: Boulder Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full Time
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Job Summary

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder ( invites applications for a full-time Neuroscience instructor to begin spring or fall 2024. The Department has a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education. We seek an individual who has experience in teaching and a passion for education at the undergraduate level, who will also help the department achieve its educational mission more broadly. This position includes teaching 4 courses each semester (or equivalent load) and departmental service that includes active engagement in pedagogical initiatives within the department and across campus. The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach a variety of Neuroscience courses. Applicants should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related-discipline.
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 Are

​The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to the university’s 5 Nobel Prize winners, 5 National Medal of Science winners, 9 MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellows, 10 Pulitzer Prize winners, 51 Fulbright fellows since 2006, 21 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 10 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has approximately 42 tenure track faculty and 14 instructors. It offers separate bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience to 3,400+ majors. The Neuroscience degree is biology-based and currently has ~650 majors. The department also offers doctoral graduate programs in 5 specialty areas (Behavioral Neuroscience; Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Statistical Genetics; Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; and Social Psychology).

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience recognizes that academic excellence is achieved only by fostering a diverse community that provides equitable opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

​This position includes teaching 4 courses (or their equivalent) each semester, departmental service, and active engagement in pedagogical initiatives within the department and across campus (e.g., The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a variety of neuroscience courses. Department priorities include the teaching of lower division introductory neuroscience courses, and upper division neuroscience courses dependent on experience and interests.

The CU Boulder neuroscience course catalog may be found here:

What We Can Offer

$60,000.00 - $67,000.00 / yr.


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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What We Require

  • ​​Applicants should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related-discipline at the time of hiring. ​​​

What You Will Need

  • A​ strong commitment to undergraduate education.​

Special Instructions

​To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References with a minimum of three individuals who may be contacted to submit written letters of reference
  4. Teaching Statement that includes your pedagogical philosophy and best practices
  5. Diversity Statement, which addresses how the applicant has contributed to and will contribute to diversity and inclusion in teaching and service
  6. Audio or Video Recording of teaching (5 -10 minutes). The recording does not have to be from an actual class and may be recorded without students present.
  7. Sample Course Syllabus (if available)
  8. Summative Assignment Example 1 (if available)
  9. Summative Assignment Example 2 (if available)
  10. Summary of anonymous student Teaching/Course Evaluations (if available)

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.

All applications received before October 31, 2023 will receive full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Boulder Jobs help desk at 303-735-4357 or Submit a Request for Help. ​

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

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