We are encouraging applications for a CU Engage LSM Instruction who
will support direct instruction in the Center for Community Based
Learning and Research. This is an open search for multiple teaching
positions. The percentage of appointment can vary from 50% (4
courses over two semesters) to 100% (7-8 courses over two
semesters). In your cover letter, please describe which courses you
are qualified to teach.
LEAD 1002 Becoming a Leader (1 section, Fall)
Becoming a Leader is the introductory course for students pursuing
the Leadership and Community Engagement Major. This course offers
an introduction to the theories and practices of leadership. It
prepares students to exercise leadership across a variety of
interpersonal and organizational settings through an action
LEAD 1571 Topics in Leadership: Introduction to Research
Methods (1 section Fall)
Participants will establish their understanding of research through
critical exploration of research language, ethics, and approaches.
The course introduces the language of research, ethical principles
and challenges, and the elements of the research process within
quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches.
Participants will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to
critically review literature relevant to their field or interests
and determine how research findings are useful in forming their
understanding of their work, social, local and global environment.
Their work will culminate in a research project proposal submitted
to CU's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.
INVS 2005 Puksta Scholars Program Instructor / Coordinator (1
section Fall and Spring)
The Puksta Scholarship Program at the University of Colorado
Boulder awards a scholarship to undergraduates who participate in a
rigorous and rewarding program through which they acquire the
knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to become catalysts for
lasting positive change in the community. The INVS 2005 course
integrates critical reflection and community-based experiences for
undergraduates in the Puksta Scholars Program. This two-semester
course will focus on the development of knowledge, attitudes and
skills to productively engage the public realm. Examines topics
including ethical leadership, frameworks for social action, project
design and participatory action research. Coordinator
responsibilities include admissions, mentorship, working with
Puksta Foundation to develop retreats, advising, and financial
EDUC 2500 Strategies for social change (1 section
Examines strategies for social change locally and internationally.
Critically explores a range of social change case studies
including: community organizing, non-profit organizations, social
movements, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, political and
legal advocacy and technology. Students will develop their own
proposal for a social change initiative.
EDUC 2800 Data and Social Change (1 section Spring)
This course examines the relationship between research and social
change. Students will learn the basics of social statistics and
will apply this knowledge in developing an effective survey tool
that can be used for advancing social change. As social justice
becomes ever more urgent, more students are engaging in social
change efforts across various contexts. In EDUC 2800- 801, we will
examine surveys as a tool to inform social change and the unique
measurement challenges associated with survey design. This course
will guide students through the process of designing a survey
instrument while integrating measurement theories, the philosophy
of social science, and existing surveys to learn how data can
inform social change.
INVS 3931/3932 Community Leadership Internship Part I and II
(Academic year course, 1 section Fall and Spring)
This skills-training course develops students' competencies as
community leaders working for a just and sustainable world. Under
the supervision of the instructor and a community partner, students
learn organizational and leadership skills by serving as volunteer
staff at community-based organizations. First-hand experience
provides students with a deepened understanding of the complex
issues facing humanity. Learners are exposed to solution-based
strategies for positive change
LEAD 4000 Leadership in Context and Emerging Challenges
(multiple sections Fall and Spring)
Integrates leadership topics and experiences students pursued
through the Leadership Studies Minor. Using advanced critical
thinking skills, the seminar requires students to evidence their
knowledge, competencies and skills related to leadership theory and
practice through examining contemporary leadership challenges.
Further, the seminar directs students to justify decision-making
processes, demonstrating their ability to synthesize prior
knowledge to effect desirable, ethical outcomes. Includes practicum
where students shadow an organization or business to apply
leadership theories to practice.
INVS 4402 Non-violent social movements (1 section
Explores theories of democracy and development in relation to
movements for nonviolent social change. Focuses on means and ends,
spirituality, leadership, decision-making, civil society,
cooperative economics, ecology and decentralized powers.
Possibilities for summer teaching/research/programming
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 mission of the CU Boulder School of Education is grounded in a
lived commitment to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice. We
teach and conduct research to make a positive difference with and
in schools and communities. The work of our faculty, researchers,
staff, and students leads to evidence-based policy and practice. We
aim for our graduates to be engaged and informed educators,
researchers, policymakers, and community leaders.
We offer cutting-edge, engaging teacher preparation, innovative
undergraduate programs, and Colorado's top-ranked graduate
education in: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational
Foundations, Policy & Practice, Educational Equity &
Cultural Diversity, Learning Sciences & Human Development, and
Research, Evaluation & Methodology.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What We Can Offer
- Plan detailed class lessons, readings, assignments, manage
learning management system (Canvas) evaluate student work, and
engage with students individually and in small and large group
- Attend instructional team meetings and CU Engage staff
- Work with the Program Director and instructional team to
support colleagues to address challenges and brainstorm pedagogical
- Oversee community-based component of Courses. LEAD 1002, INVS
2005, INVS 3931-3932, LEAD 4000 all include some community based
student learning. Instructor is responsible for managing
partnerships, establishing expectations for students and partners,
and evaluating work.
$54,000 for a 100% time position
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
Be Balanced. Be Creative. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What We Would Like You To Have
- Masters Degree in Leadership, Social Sciences, Education, or
- 3 years minimum teaching experience at a college or
- Demonstrated experience in the fields of social justice, civic
engagement, research methods, culturally responsive pedagogy, or
- Demonstrated commitment to CU Engage’s core values of equity
& inclusion, reciprocity, public impact, democracy.
- Ph.D. in Leadership, Social Sciences, Education, or related
- Developed reciprocal relationships with community partners to
facilitate community-based learning experiences for students and
positive outcomes for partners.
- Commitment to CU Engage Guiding Ideals of Equity and Inclusion,
Reciprocity, Public Impact and Democracy.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter:
- Statement of Philisophy
- Teaching/Course Evaluations
- Syllabus/Syllabi (Optional)
During the application process, you will need to enter contact
information for three references who can speak to your teaching
abilities and we will requestion letters of recommendation and
additional materials if needed as the search progresses.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
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Boulder Campus Human Resources
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