The College of Engineering and Applied Science is halfway through a strategic plan to double in size, and our vision is to be a world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education. One of our core values is inclusive excellence, and we seek candidates who are interested in or have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, mentoring and inspiring diverse students of all races, nationalities and genders, including first-generation college undergraduates. 

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants. 

Temporary Faculty and Lecturers

Each semester the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience may seek Lecturers and Adjuncts to teach a variety of courses to engineers and technical professionals in the area of Global Engineering. These teaching roles are filled on an as-needed basis semester to semester.

The title of Lecturer or Adjunct is given to individuals who teach on a course-by-course basis. These individuals generally teach a particular course or courses for which they qualified for and may have graduate degrees and/or advanced experience in their profession or field of expertise.  

Compensation ranges from $1,000 - $16,100 per course, depending on the teaching assignment, instructor qualifications, and what semester the course is being taught.

Examples of courses that lecturers have taught in our program include: 

  • CVEN 5838: Special Topics – Introduction to Development Economics for Engineers

That said, needs fluctuate substantially from semester-to-semester. If you have an interest in teaching with the program, we would encourage you to reach out to share your areas of specialization rather than being confined by the list above. Lecturer and Adjunct positions are not permanent employees and are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. For more information on other faculty positions, please visit CU Boulder Jobs.

Interested applicants may contact HR Generalist, Ashley West, at for information about available positions.