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Upward Bound - Summer Lecturer

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

Job Summary

This is a short-term, contract, lecturer appointment, which will provide instruction for a non-credit bearing course for the following program:

Upward Bound: June 10th - July 18, 2024

We seek instructors who can help our students grasp course content effectively and find the confidence to see themselves thriving in a college context. CUUB Instructors must be authorities in the content of their course, but more importantly they must also enact a pedagogical philosophy that aligns with the mission, vision, and values of CUUB and be attuned to the specific needs, strengths, and cultural backgrounds of our students.

Please click here to view the individual course descriptions. We are hiring for the following courses:
  • Chemistry (2 sections)
  • Physics (2 sections)
  • Alternative science such as Geology, Anatomy, Astronomy, Marine Biology (1 section)
  • Creative Writing (2 sections)
  • Composition & Literature or Advanced Creative Writing (2 sections)
  • Senior Writing (working on crafting college personal statements) (2 sections)
  • Study Skills/College Prep I (1 section)
  • College Prep II (1 section)
  • College Prep III (1 section)
  • Spanish (2 sections)
  • Introduction to Ethnic or Indigenous Studies (1 section)
  • Public Speaking (1 section)
  • Introduction to Tribal Law (1 section)
  • Health on the Rez (1 section)
  • Introduction to Health Fields (1 section)
  • Creative Writing II (1 Section)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Biology

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 Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement, which is part of Enrollment Management, partners with communities across Colorado and beyond to provide first-generation and low-income students and their families with comprehensive college preparation and social development programs. Upward Bound is one of six Federal TRIO Programs designed to serve high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a Bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. The CU Upward Bound program (CUUB) has dedicated itself to bringing the mission of Upward Bound to Native American youth. CUUB currently serves 103 high school students from 13 high schools located in 6 different communities: Navajo, Ramah Navajo, Ute Mountain Ute, Pine Ridge, Albuquerque, and Jemez Pueblo.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

As an instructor you will be expected to:
  • Attend the class(es) you were hired to teach and manage the classroom.
  • Enter grades, plan lessons, and submit a copy of the course syllabi to CUUB Director.
  • Create duties for the Instructor's Assistant in the classroom.
  • Attend required training sessions and weekly staff meetings.
  • Maintain active communication with Director of the program.
What You Should Know
  • Participants of our programs are primarily first-generation students, with other marginalized identities (such as low-income, LGBTQ+, immigrant status, ethnically diverse, etc.), thus we require the instructor to have experience supporting and teaching our diverse student population.
  • This position requires you to teach in-person.
  • We strongly encourage the instructor to use a web based platform for course deliverables and materials (if applicable).
  • The Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement can provide, at no cost to the instructor, course materials and printing if requests are made at least two weeks in advance.
What We Can Offer

The salary range for these positions will be $2,728.62 - $3,562.79.


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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Be excited. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Bachelor's Degree, or currently working toward Bachelor's Degree, and experience working with precollege access programs through teaching, instruction, or lecture.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to create an inclusive environment for students and fellow staff.
  • Ability to travel to the University and get around campus independently.
  • Ability to use classroom technology for class instruction.
  • Ability to support web-based software to deliver and provide course resources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with program directors, addressing any program concerns.
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • The ideal applicant will have a minimum of one year of experience tutoring or teaching.
  • Experience working as part of a team and working with diverse communities.
Special Instructions

Per the job summary, please identify the exact course(s) that you would like to teach in either your Resume/CV or your cover letter.

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Current resume/CV.
  2. Optional: Cover letter.

For full consideration, please apply by March 26, 2024 .

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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