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The College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking outstanding candidates for two instructor positions to begin in August 2021. 

These part-time (50% time) faculty positions will support the required CMCI undergraduate course, CMCI 1040: Foundational concepts & creativity in MCI and CMCI 2030: Thinking across CMCI disciplines during the 2021-22 academic year. 

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

As one of only 36 U.S. public research institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Colorado Boulder is about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge.

From offering dozens of exciting programs in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, to working closely through hundreds of public outreach efforts with communities across Colorado and the world, we take pride in helping our students, faculty, staff and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives.

Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention.

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 minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Teaching load for these half-time positions is equivalent to 4 courses per academic year. 

During the fall semester, each instructor will support CMCI 1040, teaching 4 recitations, attending lectures, and guest-lecturing as appropriate. 

During spring semester, instructors will teach in CMCI 1040 or 2030, and may be assigned teaching duties in their host CMCI department, in consultation with CMCI’s Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research. 


These part-time (50% time) instructor positions are eligible for participation in CU health benefit programs.

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.

What We Require

  • A minimum of four years of doctoral-level education in one of CMCI’s allied fields in media, communication and information.
  • Prior experience and proven success as a teaching assistant and/or instructor in one of CMCI’s allied fields.

Please submit application materials by April 29, 2021 for consideration. 

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