Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching and mentoring statement, and a statement of diversity and inclusion goals.  Guidance on these items follows:

Cover Letter

The cover letter should be a brief (1- to 2-page) expression of interest and will provide any background information that may not appear elsewhere in the application package.  It is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the Selection Committee.

Curriculum Vitae

The CV should include the customary information appropriate for an application for a teaching position.  Items to include: education; teaching and mentoring experience; positions held; grants, awards, and fellowships; publications; and service work.  This list is not exhaustive.

Teaching and Mentoring

The teaching and mentoring statement should be brief (2 to 3 pages) and can include one’s previous experience, teaching and mentoring philosophy, and future plans and goals.  Applicants may wish to discuss where their teaching interests complement or supplement the current undergraduate curriculum of APS. Applicants may discuss any interest or experience in education research.

Diversity and Inclusion Goals

This should be a brief (roughly 2-page) discussion of your diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.  This statement could include a statement of values, relevant information about one’s background and experiences, ideas for serving and/or mentoring a diverse student body, particularly in STEM fields, or plans for bringing new perspectives to education and service.  Be as specific as possible. Additional guidance on preparing a diversity statement is available online, including Inside Higher Ed and Vanderbilt University.

Need Help?

Questions about the application process, usual and customary expectations, life and work in APS and CU Boulder, etc., can be addressed to APS Office Manager Marsha Burch (  Ms. Burch is not involved in the evaluation or selection of candidates.