University of Colorado Boulder


The Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) Department at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is conducting a search for an academic year, non-tenure–track, instructor with a three-year renewable contract. We seek applications from candidates with a record of teaching excellence and a commitment to science education. Nominal teaching expectations are three courses per semester (six per academic year). Significant contributions to the departmental educational mission may be substituted for some classroom teaching. APS offers a wide range of classes in astronomy and planetary sciences, and opportunities exist for teaching at all levels, with an emphasis on introductory astronomy. Instructors are faculty in APS, contribute to all departmental activities, and engage in departmental service. Instructors are permitted to supplement their salary through external grants or additional teaching duties. The position requires a commitment to supporting the diverse student populations in our department. The APS Department recognizes that the effectiveness and creativity of a group is strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in our field and/or have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment.

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To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement

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During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, December 16th.

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