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University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Education, Instructional Technology & Design
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Summary

The ATLAS Institute seeks multiple Lecturers to fill 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 .

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.
  • WEB - Introduces techniques, technologies and concepts of web design and development through lectures, projects and critiques. Focuses technically on HTML, CSS and JavaScript as the primary web technologies. This course also contextualizes the technical and societal implications of the Internet through historical and critical perspectives. Technical topics may include: JavaScript (primary), HTML/CSS.
  • 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 and/or Solidworks.
  • 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.

What You Should Know

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 University benefits.


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

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

  • A strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
  • Proven success teaching at the university level.
  • Active engagement in fields related to Creative Technology & Design.
  • 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.

What We Would Like You To Have

Experience teaching both large (100+ students) and small classes.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following required materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional application materials:
  1. PDF Sample of Work
  2. Portfolio URL/Link
  3. Transcripts/Proof of Degree
  4. Teaching/Course Evaluations
  5. 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 ; however 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

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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