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University of Colorado System
Denver, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 24, 2024

University of Colorado Denver

Department: Psychology

Job Title: Instructor

Position #:00799596 – Requisition #: 33998

Job Summary:

The Department of Psychology on the Downtown Denver (Auraria) Campus has an opening for a limited term, full-time Instructor for the 24-25 academic year. This position is a nine -month appointment with 90% teaching and 10% service workload. It will entail teaching both in-person and online (remote, asynchronous) lower-division and upper-division undergraduate courses in Psychology.

Courses taught will be key courses within either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program (including introductory psychology, statistics, research methods, human development, behavioral neuroscience, the history of psychology) and related courses. Teaching load is 9 courses (90%) per academic year.

Instructors will also be expected to provide service in the department as 10% of their appointment.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Psychology offers both the B.A. and B.S. at the undergraduate level to over 900 majors, minors in Psychology and in Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology. Our faculty members are actively engaged in research and share a dedication to excellence in teaching. The department currently has 23 full-time faculty with expertise in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, health psychology, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, developmental psychology, aging, ethics, multicultural/cross-cultural psychology, and other areas.

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


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

· MA/MS, PsyD/Ph.D. or ABD in Psychology or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior teaching experience with in-person and online teaching proof of pedagogical effectiveness.
  • Experience with various types of teaching technologies (i.e. Canvas, Powerpoint, Zoom etc).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
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: Dr. David Albeck,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by July 8, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

The anticipated start date is August 12, 2024.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as $46,770 - $64,000 at 1.0 FTE.

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 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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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.

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 is not required. COVID recommendations and information can be found at:

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