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CU Engage LSM Instructor

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 1, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
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Full Time
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Job Summary

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 research project.

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 reporting.

EDUC 2500 Strategies for social change (1 section Spring)
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 Spring)
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

  1. 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 settings.
  2. Attend instructional team meetings and CU Engage staff meetings.
  3. Work with the Program Director and instructional team to support colleagues to address challenges and brainstorm pedagogical approaches.
  4. 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.

What We Can Offer

$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 .

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What We Require

  • Masters Degree in Leadership, Social Sciences, Education, or related field.
  • 3 years minimum teaching experience at a college or university.
  • Demonstrated experience in the fields of social justice, civic engagement, research methods, culturally responsive pedagogy, or community partnerships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to CU Engage’s core values of equity & inclusion, reciprocity, public impact, democracy.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Ph.D. in Leadership, Social Sciences, Education, or related field.
  • 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.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter:
  3. Statement of Philisophy
  4. Teaching/Course Evaluations
  5. 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

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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