The IEC regularly seeks lecturers interested in teaching part-time (1-3 courses) for traditional face-to-face instruction.*

Innovative programming, outstanding academic, immigration, and support services, and engaging cultural experiences have consistently made the International English Center (IEC) one of the top destinations for English language study in the United States. Established in 1975, the IEC provides high-quality English language training and cultural programming for high school, pre-collegiate, pre-graduate, and degree students, working professionals, and members of the Boulder community. Programs integrate cutting-edge teaching practices and experiential learning. Courses are offered in traditional, hybrid, and online formats.


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning, preparing, and delivering academic English instruction in all skill areas and proficiency levels. The instruction will be consistent with established quality standards and in coordination with colleagues.
  • Using innovative approaches to teaching that follow best practices and current research in second language acquisition, experiential and project-based learning, content-based learning, and instructional technology. 
  • Developing supplemental materials associated with assigned courses and sharing these materials with colleagues. 
  • Evaluating students' performance and assigning grades based on standardized rubrics and program-wide student learning outcomes. 
  • Completing and submitting in a timely manner documentation such as syllabi, post-syllabi, attendance records, course evaluations, and grades.
  • Attending all faculty meetings and in-service workshops.
  • Maintaining currency in the field through participation in professional development activities. 


What We Require

  • Master’s degree or higher in TESOL, or Master’s degree in closely related field with proof of graduate-level coursework successfully completed in the following areas:
    • Language teaching methodology
    • The nature of language (e.g. linguistics)
    • English structure
    • Second language acquisition
    • Intercultural communication
    • Practicum
  • Outstanding oral and written English communication skills.
  • Flexibility and collaborative approach to work responsibilities.
  • Experience working with online learning platforms, Canvas preferred.
  • Work is expected to be performed in person in Boulder, CO.


What We Can Offer

Compensation is $11,035 for a 100% lecturer position (20 teaching hours per week) for an 8-week session. Any appointments less than 100% (20 teaching hours per week) will be paid a prorated amount based on teaching hours at the rate of $68.96 per teaching hour and duration of appointment.

A combination of appointments of 50% or above (10 teaching hours) for a semester are eligible for health benefits:

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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.

Please forward Resume/Vitae and Cover Letter to Ruth Moore at

*There are no current positions available at this time.

The IEC utilizes CU Jobs for all teaching and administrative positions. Please check the CU Jobs website regularly for open positions.

Thank you for your interest in the IEC.