About Colorado Mountain College
Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students,
faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their
backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. An institution that is also
integrally connected to, appreciated by, and supported by those
Envision yourself at a dynamic, innovative, forward-leaning college
that has a highly entrepreneurial spirit and deep commitment to
every learner – from first-generation college students and
new-traditional and adult learners to academically motivated
students seeking a more traditional liberal arts education – all
within a robust and highly personalized learning environment.
Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that
respects and cares about its employees enough to offer competitive
compensation and benefits while encouraging every team member to
renew and recharge in places of inspiration, reflection, and
world-class outdoor recreation.
Welcome to Colorado Mountain College and its eleven campus
locations sprinkled across a spectacular region of Colorado’s
central Rocky Mountains.
Colorado Mountain College aspires to be the most inclusive and
innovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating the
economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of its
beautiful Rocky Mountain communities.
CMC is a comprehensive, public, open-access dual-mission
institution offering 136 academic programs ranging from specialized
certificates to associate and bachelor’s degrees, a wide range of
online, non-credit and lifelong learning courses, as well as
extensive concurrent enrollment opportunities in close partnership
with neighboring school districts.
Over 15,000 students attend CMC annually, and 40% of degree-seeking
students earn a certificate or degree every year. The college’s
Latinx enrollment has doubled in six years to 28%, making CMC a
federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). CMC
courses are highly personal and many are highly experiential by
design, each with a maximum registration of 25 students.
Colorado Mountain College campuses are located in Aspen,
Carbondale, Breckenridge, Dillon, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood
Springs, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle, the Vail
Valley, and Salida. Of these locations, three are
residential—Spring Valley, Leadville, and Steamboat Springs — and
students in Breckenridge have access to college-owned off-campus
housing. CMC campuses are close-knit communities, on average
serving between 1,000 – 2,000 students.
The majority of the college’s financial support comes from local
property taxes, not tuition or state revenues. Consequently, CMC is
uniquely positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, mission-focused,
and responsive to community and workforce needs. The college’s
Central Services administrative office, which provides
administrative support to all campus locations, is located in
historic downtown Glenwood Springs, the town from which CMC
originally launched in 1965.
Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher
Education. For general information about CMC, its programs,
locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu
Our commitment to an environment where everyone
Our college and beloved mountain communities are enriched by a
variety of voices and experiences.
At Colorado Mountain College, we continually work to improve
learning and working environments that welcome everyone. We are
deeply committed to promoting a free and open exchange of ideas,
improving critical thinking, deepening mutual empathy and respect,
and ensuring that every learner and team member has equal
opportunities for personal and professional success.
The college prioritizes the recruitment, hiring and retaining of a
highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the
backgrounds, characteristics and aspirations of the students
enrolled at the college. CMC therefore values applicants who
demonstrate prior accomplishments, training, and a commitment to
the concepts of inclusive and equitable practices, as well as an
understanding of historic and current social issues that impact
groups of different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
CMC employees enjoy regular opportunities to raise their awareness
about pressing societal issues, develop individual critical
thinking skills, and expand their understanding of and empathy
toward others regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or other
factors. Our goal is to deliver highly personalized teaching
methods and effective student support services that enable students
to achieve their goals, regardless of academic or financial
Applicants to Colorado Mountain College must demonstrate a
commitment and competence to work effectively with students,
employees, and community members of all backgrounds.
For more information about CMC, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu
Full time faculty positions begin in August 2022 with a 30 credit
hour (170 day contract per Board Policy 4.12) teaching load
The Visual Arts/Studio Arts program currently includes ceramics,
drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry, and digital fabrication.
Additional duties to include managing studio arts and ceramics
classrooms and laboratories, managing the technical functions of
the ceramics lab and kilns, art supply, storage, and safety;
coordinating the art gallery on campus, curating art shows, budget
management, and related activities.
This program includes day, evening, and weekend instruction.
On-line teaching may be required. CMC is a multi-campus structure;
faculty may be requested to teach at multiple locations.
Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include: teaching
course load as assigned, evaluate courses and assess student
learning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes,
comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours per
established standards, develop rapport with students, assist with
and participate in advising, orientation and registration
CMC Faculty are expected to engage in service activities such as
campus and college committees, participation in relevant projects,
mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities,
program review, student organization, recruiting and
Salary range: $67,656.77 - $82,405.89 depending upon education and
experience. Excellent benefits include, Medical, Dental, Vision,
Life Insurance, Pet insurance, 12% retirement contribution, tuition
reimbursement, sick time accrual, mental health resources, and
healthy lifestyle benefits. For more information on our benefits,
Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program,
or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications
A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts or a Master’s Degree
with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Fine Arts, or related
field is required. Minimum of one-year full time teaching
experience required, or equivalent as adjunct. Qualified applicants
will have experience in ceramics, including loading, firing, and
supervising kiln maintenance and building. Applicants who have
expertise in at least one other medium may be given preference;
expertise in drawing/painting desired. Experience in and enthusiasm
for digital fabrication and new media methods in fine art is
desired. Higher education teaching and gallery management and
curatorial experience is preferred.
Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These principles
reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams,
cultivating leaders, and expanding our approaches and mindset. They
guide us to be an institution of higher education that’s the right
fit for every faculty member, staff, student, and community member
in its trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working
effectively with students, employees, and community members of all
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities
Please submit the required letter of interest,
resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To
be considered for a full-time faculty position, transcripts must be
included with application material. Please do not send official
transcripts; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is an
EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
Please proceed to the HR page of
Basecamp or by searching in Learning Hub
on applying for a full-time position as an internal
Review of application material will begin on January 28,