University of Colorado Instructor in Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus 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 Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver is seeking qualified applicants for an Instructor position beginning mid-August 2019. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Sociology and be able to teach /Introduction to Sociology/, /Inequalities in the Social World/, and /Sex & Gender/. Candidates should also be able to contribute to departmental specializations in family sociology and/or health and medical sociology. The department emphasizes methodological rigor and career preparation in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Individuals with strong methodological training (in either quantitative or qualitative methods) and experience with community engagement are especially encouraged to apply.

CU Denver is located in the heart of the Denver metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 2.9 million people. We are a public urban research university offering students hands-on learning experiences through internship and research opportunities. Nearly half of undergraduates are students of color, and over one-third are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates will demonstrate experience mentoring, inspiring, and teaching racially-diverse and first-generation college students. We strongly encourage applications by members of underrepresented groups.

Instructors at CU Denver are at-will employees who hold one-year, renewable contracts with full benefits, including domestic partner benefits. The 9-month position includes classroom and on-line instruction of a 10-course, limited rotation load (5 courses both fall and spring semesters, including different sections of the same course). Undergraduate classes average 35 students in size, and the department has teaching assistants and graders available for courses with large enrollments. Faculty may supplement their salary through online summer instruction, including teaching at CU Denver’s international program in Beijing. Instructors can also apply for clinical teaching track appointments, which carry reduced teaching loads to accommodate research activity. The person hired for this position will be a member of the graduate faculty with the opportunity to teach in the department’s master’s program.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered for the position, applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology by August 1, 2019 and be able to teach to teach Introduction to Sociology, Inequalities in the Social World, and Sex & Gender in both traditional and online settings.

Preferred qualification:

A track record of mentoring, inspiring, and teaching racially-diverse and first-generation college students.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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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.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *D0001 -- Denver Campus

Title: Instructor

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 15009