Job Opportunities

The School of Education seeks the following:

About the School of Education

The CU-Boulder School of Education is located at the flagship campus of the University of Colorado, situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains, 25 miles northwest of Denver. The school has a tradition of excellence and offers a welcoming and collaborative environment for scholars who pursue the highest quality research and teaching. As a community, we embrace the principles of social justice, democracy, and diversity as the historic moral imperatives of U.S. public schooling. The school ranks among the nation’s most distinguished in terms of the quality and importance of the scholarly contributions made by its faculty and students.

Graduate degrees (MA & PhD) are offered in 5 areas of emphasis: Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice; Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity; Curriculum and Instruction; Learning Sciences and Human Development; and Research and Evaluation Methodology. Our exemplary, research-based teacher education programs (undergraduate and graduate) are an integral part of the life of the school. Find more program information here

The school also hosts several national and cross-campus centers: the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, the National Education Policy Center (NEPC), the National Center for Research in Policy & Practice (NCRPP), the Center for Assessment, Design, Research & Evaluation (CADRE), the Freudenthal Institute for Science & Mathematics EducationCU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning & Research, and the A Queer Endeavor initiative.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. 

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder announces five tenure track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year: Bilingual Special Education or Special Education with a focus on English language learners; Equity, Diversity and Social Justice in Education; Educational Foundations and Qualitative Research Methods; Secondary Literacy/English Education; Educational Evaluation, Program and Policy Analysis. Except for the Equity, Diversity and Social Justice position, all positions are open rank.

These scholars will join an internationally recognized faculty whose deep commitments to equity and access are reflected in our research, policy, and practice. We seek scholars who are committed to addressing the pressing educational challenges facing our country from a wide array of methodological and disciplinary perspectives and scholars who are committed to working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. What unites us as faculty, staff and students is our shared commitments to evidence-based policy and practice and democracy diversity, and social justice. Priority will be given to candidates with an active and coherent research agenda, a strong publication record commensurate with experience, and a corresponding record of success in obtaining outside funding. We seek candidates who are interested in contributing to our innovative teacher education programs and our doctoral programs across several areas.

Secondary Literacy/English Education: Job Posting #06782

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctorate in secondary literacy education, English education, or a related field, as well as experience teaching and conducting research in 6-12 classrooms. We are seeking applicants whose work addresses issues of race, class, culture, gender, and/or sexuality in studies of literacy learning and teaching both in and out of school. We are also especially interested in applicants whose research is informed by sociocultural, critical, post-structural, and post-qualitative theoretical perspectives and impulses. Desired research areas may include, but are not limited to, writing and the teaching of writing, literature study and pedagogy, disciplinary literacies, multimodality and 21st century literacies, critical discourse studies, and policy studies related to literacy education change/reform.  Additionally, applicants must have a strong commitment to practice-based, social-justice-oriented teacher education and to building partnerships with public schools and/or community-based organizations for youth. Preference will be given to individuals with teaching and research experience at the middle or secondary school level, especially those who have experience with culturally, linguistically, or economically diverse student populations.

The applicant chosen to fill this position will be expected to teach secondary language arts/literacy methods courses and to work collaboratively with colleagues toward the continuous improvement of an exceptional secondary teacher education program. Opportunities will also be available to develop and teach courses for our M. A. and Ph. D. programs. The successful candidate will become a faculty member in the Literacy Studies Program Area within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. This candidate will be encouraged to engage in collaborative research with other faculty members in the School of Education on a variety of topics related to literacy learning and teaching and/or teacher education.

For queestions, contact: William McGinley (303) 492-6123,

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016 and will continue until filled.

Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice in Education: Job Posting #02819

This position is designed to recruit an outstanding senior faculty member (Associate or Full Professor) who will contribute to the School of Education’s mission to advance equal educational opportunities, including but not limited to issues of diversity in terms of race, culture, language, social class, (dis)ability, immigration status, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The candidate must have a relevant earned doctorate and may study educational equity from an interdisciplinary perspective or through one of several areas of study represented in the School: educational foundations, the learning sciences, literacy and biliteracy education, mathematics and science education, or research methodology.  Desired foci include critical theories of race, racial inequality, social stratification, equity-based policy, educational justice movements related to community and youth organizing, and the politics of underserved populations in public schools.  We seek applicants who are excited to engage in an on-going national discourse concerning the place and nature of public schools in U.S. society and who will contribute to our School’s commitment to equity, democracy, social justice and evidence-based policy.  Responsibilities include carrying out a program of research related to the above themes, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, mentoring doctoral students and junior faculty, and providing service to the local community, our School, campus, and nation.  The candidate may also participate in one or more of the School’s centers, which include the BUENO Center, National Educational Policy Center, CU Engage, A Queer Endeavor, and the Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation.

The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until filled.

For questions, contact: Rubén Donato, 303-492-7946, 

Educational Foundations and Qualitative Research Methods: Job Posting #06725

This is a joint position in the Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice and the Research and Evaluation Methodology programs. Candidates must have a relevant earned doctorate and a program of research and teaching interests that contribute to social, cultural, and institutional analyses of educational practices and qualitative research methods. Preference will be given to scholars who are anthropologists of education. We seek scholars who (1) have disciplinary expertise in the production and reproduction of culture, youth identity formation, and schooling; or in the scholarship of race/ethnicity or gender in education; and/or (2) do research with young people from immigrant families or other historically marginalized communities in the U.S. We are also seeking candidates who are specialists in ethnography and who have knowledge of a broad repertoire of qualitative methods of inquiry such as critical qualitative research, participatory and community-based research, discourse analysis, design studies, and mixed-methods research. In addition to mentoring doctoral students, responsibilities include developing and teaching graduate qualitative methods courses as well as graduate or undergraduate courses in culture and ethnography.

The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until filled.

For questions, contact: Susan Jurow, (303) 492-6557,

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 Adjunct Faculty Positions 

The School of Education offers the Master’s degree in Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity (EECD): Bilingual/ESL Special Education. Completion of this program qualifies teachers for the double endorsement in the areas of Special Education Generalist and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (K-12). Coursework in this program contains both CLD and special education content delivered in an integrated way leading to the MA degree and double endorsements. Through a grant funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition National Professional Development division titled “Diversity Endorsement and Community Engagement (DECE)”, the Principal Investigator is seeking lecturers to teach double endorsement graduate level courses through the DECE project in a rural mountain community. Courses are taught using a hybrid format with class sessions delivered online along with a few onsite sessions in Eagle County, CO.

The purpose of this search is to generate a pool of potential lecturers. Actual teaching possibilities will be determined based on the sequence of the project courses aligned with lecturer background.

For questions, contact: Suzanne Bonomo, 

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 Instructor Positions

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 Staff Positions

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Research Positions

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