University of Colorado Denver in Beijing job ad

Communication Instructor
International College at Beijing
University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor position at the International College at Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2015. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing (China’s silicon valley), ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education, and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), environmentalism, and more.

The teaching load is 4 courses each semester. The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses. The salary is competitive and commensurate with peer institutions. Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and the US, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 14 weeks long; the fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins in mid-February.

The successful applicant will possess an M.A. in communication; a Ph.D. is preferred. Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued, as is an active research agenda.  The successful applicant must be able to obtain a work visa in China (type Z).

Interested applicants must apply online. Submit a vita, a cover letter, a sample syllabus, and a list of at least three references. Deadline to apply is May 20, 2015. Finalists for the position will be interviewed between May 22 and May 31, 2015.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is available online. CU Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors; to achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment, while the Department of Communication is committed to promoting civic engagement and the use of communication to foster a more equitable and humane world.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sonja Foss.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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