Student Hourly

The Department of Poltical Science hires student hourly employees for a variety of purposes. Some faculty hire students to support research activities or for assistance with some courses. Poltical Science may also hire students to support the administration of the academic programs. If you are a CU student and interested in working for the Poltical Science Department, positions will be posted when they are available.

Key responsibilities and hiring ranges for this kind of position are described on the Student Employment website.

Teaching Assistant Professor

T​he Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the Instructor (also “Teaching Assistant Professor”) level. The position will be rostered in the Department of Political Science and salaried by CU’s Division of Continuing Education. Please visit for more details:

Graduate Student Appointments

Poltical Science offers Teaching Assistant (TA) and Graduate Part-Time Instructor (GPTI) positions to graduate students. TA and GPTI positions are considered graduate student teaching appointments so the compensation, benefits, and responsibilities are different from regular employees. These positions are part of the departmental funding opportunities offered to current and new incoming graduate students, and it is important to point out that graduate students must be active and enrolled or recently admitted in the Department before being eligible for these positions. If you need additional information, please email Jana Jones.

For more information about compensation and benefits of this kind of appointment, please visit the Graduate School website.

Temporary Faculty

Poltical Science may hire Lecturers, Adjunct Faculty, or Research Faculty to cover a wide variety of teaching research needs. If you are interested in joining Poltical Science in a temporary faculty appointment, please email Haruko Greeson with a letter of application and your CV

Key responsibilities will be teaching in person, online, or a combination of both. For more information about compensation and the hiring process, please visit the A&S website.