Are you interested in applying for a temporary faculty position? Great! Below, please find general job posting information, including a summary, the application attachments required as well as what we can offer. Please note that in order to actually apply, you must reach out to the department of interest.


Position Summary

  • Position Title: Temporary Teaching Faculty      
  • Employment Group: Faculty
  • Department: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Job Code – Title: Lecturer    
  • Percent of Time: 25% - 100% 

Application Attachments

Required Application Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter 
  • Reference Letter(s) (Not Confidential)

Optional Application Documents:

Other Application Materials may be requested by hiring department.


Recruiting Process

To apply for a possible temporary teaching position, please contact your unit of interest. 


Job Ad

Job Summary

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks temporary faculty across all divisions and units, with the working title of Lecturer.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems.

The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education in the natural sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Your key responsibilities will be teaching in person, online or a combination thereof.

What You Should Know

These appointments are temporary in nature and for one teaching term only. The terms are defined as: Fall Term, Spring Term or Summer Session. Combined appointments in multiple units may be available. 

What We Can Offer

Level A

Teaching for Level A units can expect a starting compensation of $4,500 for teaching a 3 credit hour course (25% time). Additional compensation for additional credit hours is calculated at $500 per additional credit hour. In addition, additional compensation based on large class census may apply; large class room census is calculated for class census over 99 students. 100–149 students is compensated at an additional $500; 150-199 students is compensated at an additional $1000, class room census above 200 students will be calculated at $10.00 for each student above 200.

Note, Lecturers given TA support will not be eligible for additional compensation based on classroom size. 

Level B

Teaching for Level B units can expect a starting compensation of $5,300 for teaching 3 credit hour course (25% time). Additional compensation for additional credit hours is calculated at $600 per additional credit hour. In addition, additional compensation based on large class census may apply; large class room census is calculated for class census over 99 students. 100-149 students is compensated at an additional $600; 150-199 students is compensated at an additional $1,200, class room census above 200 students will be calculated at $12.00 for each student above 200.

Note, Lecturers given TA support will not be eligible for additional compensation based on classroom size. 

Level C

Teaching for Level C units can expect a starting compensation of $6,350 for teaching 3 credit hour course (25% time). Additional compensation for additional credit hours is calculated at $750 per additional credit hour. In addition, additional compensation based on large class census may apply; large class room census is calculated for class census over 99 students. 100-149 students is compensated at an additional $750; 150-199 students is compensated at an additional $1,500, class room census above 200 students will be calculate at $15.00 for each student above 200. 

Note, Lecturers given TA support will not be eligible for additional compensation based on classroom size. 

Residential Academic Programs (RAPS)

Teaching for units within the Residential Academic Programs (RAPS) can expect a starting salary based on the base compensation of divisional teaching assignments. For example, when teaching a 3 credit course (25% time) based in the following divisions, compensation is as follows:

Teaching Assistant support is not available to RAP Lecturers, and additional compensation per credit hour while teaching in the Residential Academic Programs will be calculated at $1,000 per additional credit hour.  For courses less than 3 credit hours, the rate of pay will be reduced by $1,000 per credit hour decrease.  IE: Base Rate – ($1,000 * Reduced Credit Hour) = base rate for 1 and 2 credit hour courses.

Note: Compensation outside of posted salary ranges will require justification approved by the Associate Dean or Divisional Dean. 

Benefits

Temporary faculty (Lecturer) appointments are eligible for accrued sick time. Sick time is earned on a prorated basis, and is calculated at 24 hours of accrued sick time per academic term for full time (100%) appointments or a combination of appointments during the same term of employment.  

A combination of appointments of 50% or above are eligible for health benefits.

What We Require

A minimum of a Master’s Degree in the course material.

What You Will Need

  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in the role.
  • Teaching experience or work equivalency to the course material.

What We Would Like You to Have

Preferred qualifications

A PhD or private sector specialization in the course material


To apply for one of these temporary teaching positions, please contact your department of interest.