Published: March 20, 2024

The Boulder Faculty Assembly in conjunction with the Center for Teaching & Learning are pleased to announce a new fellowship to focus on climate and sustainability in education for AY24-25. Please see details below for the description and call for applications. Direct questions to

Climate & Sustainability in Education

Faculty Working Group Leader


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in conjunction with the Boulder Faculty Assembly Climate Science and Education Committee (CSEC) seeks applications for a new, year-long fellowship, leading a faculty working group that will enhance synergies among CU Boulder’s course offerings in climate change and sustainability. The primary focus will be on creating clearer pathways for students to pursue climate change and sustainability education across multiple majors.

The current climate crisis and growing challenges related to sustainability have increased the urgency for new approaches to climate and sustainability education. CU Boulder currently offers numerous classes across all colleges that address climate issues. However, students rarely have clear pathways to pursue well-orchestrated credentials for their interests in climate change and sustainability. The successful applicant will assemble and lead a working group of approximately 6-10 faculty who will investigate how we can more effectively prepare students in these fields.

Through this program, faculty will catalog existing courses and explore synergies among them in order to arrange a series of incremental and stackable micro-credentials that can ultimately lead to a certificate or a major. In addition, the group will host a series of short presentations in an open community of practice, whereby faculty across the campus can share the challenges and opportunities they faced as they developed new courses and expanded existing courses to address issues of climate change and sustainability.

The successful applicant will organize a series of meetings throughout the Fall and Spring semesters of the 2024-2025 academic year. These meetings will occur at approximately three-week intervals and will provide a forum for in-depth conversations related to teaching climate change and sustainability on the Boulder campus. Additionally, there will be a few preparation meetings over the summer with times TBD. Working with members of the Environmental Center, the BFA Climate Science and Education committee, the BFA Academic Affairs committee and members of the CTL staff, the leader of this group will help CU Boulder enhance its reputation as a leader in climate and sustainability education.

This leadership position will come with up to a $10,000 stipend.

We invite interested tenured, tenure-track, and teaching professors to apply before Friday, May 3, 2024. Applicants should include: (1) a one-page statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) a brief statement from a chair or director expressing support for participation in the program and email items to: Kirk Ambrose at:

BFA logo                                                             CTL logo _center