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University of Colorado System
Denver, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 17, 2024

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University of Colorado Denver

Department: Sociology

Job Title: Lecturer

Position #00007567: – Requisition #33874:

Job Summary:

This posting will establish and maintain a pool of part-time lecturers with experience teaching undergraduate Sociology courses in designated fields of the discipline, which may include specializations in areas such as Understanding the Social World, Inequalities in the Social World, Medical Sociology, and Families and Sociology for the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. By submitting your application, you will become part of an applicant pool. Candidates hired from this pool will fill temporary, non-tenure track positions and will teach no more than two courses per semester. Appointments will be part-time (less than 50%) and will be made semester-by-semester, depending on the needs of the department and subject to budgetary approval. Therefore, this posting does not necessarily reflect a current open position. The Department of Sociology will contact you if there is an opening that suits your qualifications. 

Why Join Us:

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

The Sociology Department at CU Denver is a mid-sized department with active, engaged faculty and students. The department hosts a lecturer series each semester, bringing local and regional leaders to speak on current topics, and supports an energetic student club that also hosts events, speakers, and activities for engage students and faculty.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: .

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

· MA in Sociology or related field

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

● PhD in Sociology or related field

● At least one year teaching at the college level

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution

· Outstanding customer service skills.

· Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

· Understanding of Ethical Reasoning and Logic, Language and Scientific Reasoning

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Questions should be directed to: Anne Beard,

Screening of Applications Begins:

This posting will establish and maintain a pool of part-time lecturers with experience teaching Sociology courses in designated fields of the discipline. By submitting your application, you will become part of an applicant pool. Screening begins immediately and continues until positions are filled. The department will contact you if there is an opening that suits your qualifications.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as $1,559 per credit hour (lower division), $1,645 per credit hour (upper division), or $1,808 per credit hour (graduate level).

The above hiring rate 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 unless it is non-exempt.

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

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ADA Statement:

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 .

Background Check Statement:

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.

Vaccination Statement:

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

The University of Colorado 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.

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