The University of Colorado Boulder School of Education is
encouraging applications for a full-time Instructor in Science
Education for the CUTeach Program. The CUTeach instructor will play
a critical role in mentoring and preparing preservice teachers and
facilitating strong partnerships with local schools and community
organizations. They will also collaborate with faculty and staff in
the School of Education around other teacher education efforts.
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.
Who We Are
The CUTeach Program is housed in the University of Colorado
Boulder School of Education. As a part of the School of Education,
The CUTeach Program is committed to educational justice and
humanizing STEM Education for historically minoritized groups of
students. This means that we seek to design STEM learning
environments that value the cultural and linguistic resources of
historically minoritized groups and center their knowledge and
experiences. It also means that the program emphasizes deep
partnerships with practicing teachers, communities and school
towards mutual growth and respect.
As a STEM-focused program, CUTeach represents a collaborative
effort between the University of Colorado Boulder School of
Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of
Engineering and Applied Sciences. It offers licensure and
certificate opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students,
and has received national recognition as a STEM-focused teacher
education program. Its graduates have been awarded competitive
national fellowships. There is also a unique engineering pathway to
science and math teacher licensure through an engineering major and
the CUTeach Engineering Program.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Teach up to four certification courses per semester (e.g.,
Inquiry Approaches to Teaching STEM, Problem-Based Science
- Coordinate and supervise field placements for courses with
- Collaborate with local area public school teachers to provide
mentorship to teacher candidates, and conduct field observations in
- Collaborate with other STEM Education program area faculty to
support efforts to recruit and prepare preservice science and
- Recruit and support preservice candidates from backgrounds
historically underrepresented in science and mathematics
- Carry out other programmatic tasks, (e.g., update program
documents, represent the program to district and community
What You Should Know
This is a 9-Month position.
What We Can Offer
The salary range is $60,000 - $65,000 depending on
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
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What We Require
- Master's degree or higher in science education or in a field of
- Minimum 5 years as a successful secondary science classroom
teacher, with a preference for experience in public schools serving
historically minoritized populations.
- Experience and/or leadership in professional development and
experience working with beginning teachers or equivalent, e.g.,
instructional coach or mentoring student teachers.
- Regular participation in state, regional, or national
professional organizations and activities.
What You Will Need
- Demonstrated commitment to justice in STEM Education and
- Strong written, verbal and organizational skills.
- Good collaborative and problem-solving skills.
- Desire to work with pre-service undergraduate and graduate
What We Would Like You To Have
- Knowledge of local districts and Colorado educational
- Interest in educational research and education evaluation
- Experience applying for and administering extramural
- Experience publishing reports, academic studies, and other
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter: a succinct letter of application specifying your
areas of expertise and how your approach to teaching aligns with
the School of Education's commitment to democracy, diversity,
equity and justice.
- Teaching/Course Evaluations.
During the application process, you will need to enter contact
information for three references and we will request letters of
recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu