ALTEC continuously seeks outstanding teachers to join our instructional team. Our part-time lecturers teach non-credit classes with our language classes program, which is open to CU students, faculty and staff as well as adults from around the state, country and world. ALTEC classes have in-person and remote options, so both local and non-local applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants must reside within the United States and are required to present documentation confirming identity and eligibility to work in the United States. ALTEC hires experienced teachers who have a solid understanding of language pedagogy, can create a lively atmosphere to encourage student engagement both in and out of class, as well as are confident in or willing to actively learn technology tools and best practices for remote teaching.

There is no grading or tests involved in our non-credit classes. Our lecturers spend their time on teaching, syllabus/ lesson preparation, curating Open Educational Resources (OER), authentic materials and teacher-created content, and responding to students’ questions. We utilize Zoom and Canvas as primary instruction tools. Classes are typically capped at 15 students; we occasionally allow a few additional in (maximum 3) from the waitlist, when needed. Our faculty find that ALTEC classes are the perfect complement to their other full or part-time teaching commitments, especially since they have the opportunity to teach adult learners who are motivated by personal interest in the language and culture instead of earning a grade. We are passionate about instilling a love of languages through engaging instruction and content!


Our regular semester classes are 8 weeks in length. Classes meet twice a week for 75 minutes on Monday/ Wednesday or Tuesday/ Thursday, with most in the evening and some options at noon. This comes to 20 hours of live instruction. Our summer session classes often feature alternative and intensive formats.


ALTEC levels correspond roughly to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) levels accordingly. Please see our placement guide page for more detailed information on our levels, which are different than credited courses taught at CU Boulder. Syllabi for each language are coordinated by a Language Lead.

Beginning I Novice Mid
Beginning II Novice High
Intermediate I Intermediate Low
Intermediate II Intermediate Mid
Advanced Conversation Intermediate High/ Advanced Low


This position is compensated at $1,924.00 per class. Compensation for summer sessions may vary.


Sick leave is available for this position. Additional information can be found on the human resources website.

Informal benefits include the ability to register for one ALTEC language class free of charge each term you teach, as well as the opportunity to apply for professional development funding.


Please submit the following application materials to Your application will be reviewed when an opening for that language becomes available.

  • CV with language proficiency, teaching experience and other relevant pedagogy experience
  • Name, email and phone information of two professional references; briefly describe relationship

Please note that CU faculty and staff with a 100% appointment or CU graduate students with a 50% appointment are not eligible to teach with our program.