Temporary Faculty

The History Department hires Lecturers to fullfill teaching needs at the undergraduate level which cannot be met by our current faculty. If you are interested in a temporary faculty appointment in the History Department, please send an email stating your interest and C.V. to our Program Manager, Kellie Matthews, who maintains our pool of potential lecturers. Please review the courses we offer and include a list of the courses you would be able and intested in teaching in your email.

For more information about compensation and the hiring process, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff website

Graduate Student Appointments

The History Department offers Teaching Assistant (TA) and Graduate Part-Time Instructor (GPTI) positions to our graduate students. TA and GPTI positions are considered graduate student teaching appointments so the compensation, benefits, and responsibilities differ from that of regular employees. These positions are part of the departmental funding opportunities offered to current and new incoming graduate students. Students must be enrolled in or recently admitted to the Department to be eligible for one of these positions. We occasionally hire graduate stduents from outside of the History Department. 

For more information about compensation and benefits for TA and GPTI appointments, please visit the Graduate School website.

General Student Employment

Note: We are not currently hiring in this category. 

History Department Student Jobs

The History Department occasionally hires students to work in the department.  If you are currently enrolled in classes at CU Boulder and interested in History, consider working with us and submit your application today! There is no deadline to apply.  We hire for a variety of positions, which may include department social media; front-line assistant; review, and assessment of files for secure and non-secure disposal; and other tasks as needed.  When needed, we hire at the following levels

Student Assistant I - Entry Level/Semi-Skilled:

Student Assistant I Pay Range







  • Little or no prior experience or education required.
  • Considerable training done on-the-job.
  • Work is under immediate supervision (methods of performing tasks are well established and explained in specific terms).
  • Work assignments typically involve standardized duties that are of a routine and repetitive nature.
  • Work assignments may include the use of special equipment, software applications or tools per an established procedure.
  • The supervisor has responsibility for the assignment of work, the flow of work, production level, and provision of proper instructions.
  • Jobs require limited to no independent judgment, analysis, or decision-making skills.
  • Some jobs may not move beyond this level.

Student Assistant II - Intermediate/Advanced:

Student Assistant II Pay Range







  • Some previous knowledge, experience or education required.
  • Specialized training done on-the-job.
  • Work is under general supervision (work objectives are set but methods of performing tasks are left up to the employee).
  • Work assignments are varied and less routine and involve a moderate degree of responsibility.
  • Work assignments may involve access to and use of sophisticated and/or confidential data systems such as PS Campus Solutions, PS Finance, PS HCM, etc. for which considerable training is required.
  • The supervisor has responsibility for the assignment of work, however there is less control exercised over the flow of work and instructions given are more general.
  • The employee is responsible for the results.
  • Jobs require moderate independent judgment, analysis, and decision-making skills.
  • Some jobs may not move beyond this level.

If you are interested in working for the Department of History, please download and fill out the application form and return it to history@colorado.edu