The ATLAS Institute
seeks multiple Lecturers
specific teaching needs for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
semesters. Courses include Introduction to Web Design &
Development, Introduction to 3D modeling and Digital Fabrication,
Introduction to VR, and User Experience Design. Candidates may
apply to teach one or more courses. Fall 2021 positions begin
mid-August. Spring 2022 roles begin early January.
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
ATLAS is an interdisciplinary institute for radical creativity and
invention. We inspire research, experimentation and critical
thinking that turns ingenious ideas into reality. Our synthesis of
design and technology amplifies innovation in engineering and the
arts. We promote rigorous, curiosity-driven investigation in a
thriving academic community that is supportive, energetic and
playful. A changemaker at the University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS
is proud to offer a full portfolio of interdisciplinary academic
programs in Creative Technology and Design through the College of
Engineering and Applied Science. Learn more at atlas.colorado.edu
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
The following ATLAS courses need instructors for the 2021/2022
Academic Year. Candidates should indicate in their cover letter
which course(s) they are applying to teach.
What You Should Know
- WEB - Introduces techniques, technologies and concepts of web
design and development through lectures, projects and critiques.
technologies. This course also contextualizes the technical and
societal implications of the Internet through historical and
- FORM - Teaches the fundamentals of 3D modeling and 3D printing
/ rapid prototyping from a conceptual and sculptural perspective.
Through topical lectures, technical demonstrations and creative
projects the course will introduce students to the potentials of
thinking and working within 3-dimensional spaces. Technical topics
may include: 3D modeling and rendering in Fusion 360, Rhino 3D
- INTRO TO VR - Introduces students to the field of virtual
reality (VR). Covers the historical development of virtual reality
technologies and virtual reality as a research field, the
mathematics of 3D coordinate systems, fundamental principles,
algorithms, and design patterns in developing interactive virtual
environments, the perceptual science behind mixed reality
technologies, and libraries and tools for creating VR experiences.
Same as CSCI 4616.
- USER EXPERIENCE 1 - Teaches the end-to-end UX Design process.
Through lectures, industry illustrations and hands-on projects
students will develop a professional design portfolio piece,
understand contemporary UX design methodologies, and learn how to
innovate when designing at scale. Technical topics may include:
design mock-ups with Figma.
This is a non-tenure track course-based appointment aimed at
filling a temporary teaching gap due to faculty members on leave.
Background checks will be conducted for all finalists.
What We Can Offer
The rate for teaching a single class in the ATLAS Institute is
$7,500-8,500 depending on course and qualifications. Lecturers may
teach up to 3 courses per semester for a full-time load. At a 50%
load (typically two courses), Lecturers will be eligible for
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 engaged. Be visionary. Be Boulder.
What We Require
Candidates must have earned a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from
an accredited institution. They should have professional experience
teaching at the University level and/or significant industry
experience in their specific area of expertise.
What You Will Need
What We Would Like You To Have
- A strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and
- Proven success teaching at the university level.
- Active engagement in fields related to Creative Technology
- Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and
geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty,
staff, and students from diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
Experience teaching both large (100+ students) and small
To apply, please submit the following required materials:
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional application materials:
- PDF Sample of Work
- Portfolio URL/Link
- Transcripts/Proof of Degree
- Teaching/Course Evaluations
- Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Additionally, during the application process you will need to enter
contact information for three references who may be contacted to
provide letters of recommendation and additional materials, if
needed, as the search progresses.
Fall applicants should apply no later than July 30, 2021
Spring lecturers should apply by October 15, 2021
applications will be accepted 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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