Open Rank Instructor of Information Science – CU Bolder

By | November 5, 2017

The newly established Department of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) seeks outstanding candidates for a non-tenure track open rank instructor position starting in Fall 2018. Successful candidates will help shape the future of Information Science—as a Department and as a discipline. With a faculty with strengths in both computer science and the social sciences, the Department takes a progressive approach to the discipline of Information Science, focusing on human–data interaction in all its diverse forms and contexts.

The primary responsibility of the instructor position will be to teach multiple lower-division undergraduate courses in computing and computational thinking. There may be opportunities for candidates with skills in other areas of information science to fill other course needs. The candidate filling the position will be rostered with the department faculty, and may participate in the governance of the department especially in relation to undergraduate curricular matters.

CU Boulder is a research university with about 25,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. The city of Boulder is a high-tech hub, with the highest concentration of tech startups in the US at 2.5 times the density of Silicon Valley, according to the Kauffman Foundation. Boulder is also home to multiple national labs and institutes, including NCAR, NIST, NOAA, and NREL. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains yet only 27 miles from Denver, Boulder is frequently named one of the most desirable places in the US to live.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at


Candidates must have earned a graduate degree, and have demonstrable experience in classroom teaching of undergraduate students in computing- and information science-related topics, especially to novices. Candidates must show evidence of commitments to high-quality teaching and to creating an educational environment that is welcoming to a diverse body of students. The candidate should have a desire to contribute to a rapidly expanding institutional environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications will be evaluated as they are received. The search will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to search chair, Leysia Palen,

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions: Applications must include a cover letter describing one’s interests and career path; CV or resumé; a 2-4 page statement of teaching; and contact information for at least three references.

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