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University of Colorado | Denver

Official Title: Lecturer

FTE: Part-time

Position #00782785 – Requisition #33867

University of Colorado | CU Denver

College of Engineering, Design and Computing


About the University of Colorado - Denver
The University of Colorado Denver is the state’s premier public urban research university and equity-serving institution. Globally connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with future-focused learners and communities to design accessible, relevant, transformative educational experiences for every stage of life and career. Across seven schools and colleges in the heart of downtown Denver, our leading faculty inspires and works alongside students to solve complex challenges through break through innovations and impactful research, and creative work. As part of the state’s largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and an annual economic impact of $800 million. For more information, visit .

Job Description

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The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

This position will serve as instructor of record for the three-credit hour, first year engineering design course, ENGR 1200: Fundamentals of Engineering Design Innovation. Experience teaching project-based and/or team-based courses is preferred. This position is a temporary, non-tenure track position paid on a per-course basis. Assignments are dependent upon student enrollments and are paid on a per course basis. There are no travel and relocation expenses available .


What you will do :
  • Coordinate with other instructors to create a student experience that has similar flow and learning objectives over the course of the semester

  • Create student teams based upon a provided system of personality and competency evaluations

  • Manage student teamwork across design sprints

  • Provide feedback on the prototyping process to the teams as they work through their projects

  • Grade intermediate “check ins” and final projects

Faculty Skills required
  • Familiarity with the Design Innovations materials, including the DI Handbook, Design Method Cards, and Prototyping Canvas. This familiarity can be gained alongside teaching the course, keeping a bit ahead of the students.

  • Experience using design processes in execution of a product or service

  • Willingness to be flexible about the terminology used (adapting to the 4 Ds of Design Innovation).

  • Ability to bring energy and a spirit of playfulness to the course.

  • An ability to coordinate learning activities within the LMS (Canvas) and other tools.

  • A strong ability to guide students through the design process and be prescriptive with feedback based on their projects and needs.

  • Because the course is team-based, must be able to facilitate team discussions and interventions to promote team alignment and address issues.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctorate in engineering or terminal degree in a design field or bachelor's degree with extensive applicable experience.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

As of 7/1/2023, The University of Colorado recommends employees be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19, but is not required. COVID recommendations and information can be found at:

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $5677 per 3-credit hour course .

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado Denver provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Application Deadline

This is an open continuous position for SY24-25. Once you apply you will be placed on our candidate inventory list and will continuously be considered for positions as vacancies become available.

Required Application Materials:

To apply, please visit: and attach:

  1. A cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications

  2. A current CV/resume

  3. List of three references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)

Background Check Policy

The University of Colorado Denver strives to maintain a safe and productive educational, clinical, research and employment environment. All prospective employees and current employees must, therefore, consent to and pass background checks prior to any final appointment/employment.

Diversity and Equity

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ​.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse faculty and staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equity in education and employment.

Questions should be directed to Katherine Goodman

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