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Instructor in Sports Journalism

Post Date:Jun 06, 2019Type:Full time
Start Date:August 2019Salary:
Location: United States - Colorado - Boulder Job Reference:18692
Job Description:

Instructor in Sports Journalism

The Department of Journalism in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time Instructor to teach sports and multimedia journalism courses. This is a non-tenure-track faculty position starting in August 2019 with an initial contract period of three years.

The Instructor will teach three courses a semester as assigned by the department and will assist with the development and administration of the new CMCI Sports Minor. This will include mentoring students interested in sports communication, working with student media focused on sports reporting, and organizing an annual Sports Summit in the spring. The Instructor also will work with master’s students in the sports track of the department’s online Master of Arts in Journalism Entrepreneurship program.

In addition, the Instructor will provide service to the Department of Journalism, such as serving on committees and attending regular department faculty meetings.
Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted electronically at : . To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume or vitae, 1-2 samples of or links to professional work, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary is negotiable and nationally competitive.  Additional questions may be emailed to

About CMCI, the University and Boulder

The College of Media Communication and Information, established in 2015, is the first new college on the CU-Boulder campus in 53 years. CMCI is designed for collaborations among faculty and students in the departments of Journalism; Information Science; Media Studies; Communication; Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; and related fields. The Journalism program, nationally accredited since 1948, offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. In addition to operating CU News Corps, it is home to NewsTeam Boulder (a local student news broadcast), the web-based CU Science Update, the internationally acclaimed Center for Environmental Journalism, Buff Sports Live (a weekly sports broadcast), and numerous other journalism projects.  The department offers certificate programs in International Media and Sports Journalism. For more information, visit

Boulder often appears on lists of the best college towns and best places to live in the nation. Recreational activities like hiking and mountain biking abound, thanks to Boulder’s location at the base of the Flatirons, its miles of trails through the Open Space and Mountain Park system, and its proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. Outdoor activities continue year round with access to some of the world’s best ski resorts. Getting around Boulder is easy, thanks to a well-connected public transportation system that is free for faculty, low traffic, and plenty of bike and pedestrian paths. A lively downtown offers up a five-block pedestrian mall lined with shops and eateries, and Denver, a major media market with a nationally acclaimed food scene, year-round art and culture festivals, and a major international airport, located just 30 miles away, offers easy access to the best of city life.

The University of Colorado Boulder offers a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities in search of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at:

Master’s degree required
Minimum of seven years of journalism experience
Experience in sports journalism
Experience with video, audio and other multimedia forms of storytelling
Teaching experience at the college level or experience working with college students in internships or other professional settings

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Contact Information
Journalism Dept, University of Colorado Boulder
Lisa Guinther
1511 University Ave
Boulder, CO 80309
United States
Ph: 303-735-0231
Fax: 3037350231

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