The Department of Journalism in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Scholar in Residence. This is a non-tenure-track faculty position starting in August 2019 with an initial contract period of two years.

The Scholar in Residence will teach courses in the Department of Journalism — two courses during one semester of the academic year and three in the other semester. This is a reduction in the typical 3/3 teaching load for Scholars in Residence. In particular, the Scholar-in-Residence will support the teaching mission of the Center for Environmental Journalism. This will include teaching courses required of students enrolled in the environmental emphasis of the Department of Journalism’s master’s program and advising and mentoring environmental emphasis students. In addition, the Scholar-in-Residence will work with the Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism to extend environmental journalism offerings to undergraduate students, including helping to develop and teach new courses, and advising and mentoring undergraduates.

The Scholar-in-Residence also will assist the CEJ director in administering the center’s programs, including the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism, and will help organize, and participate in, CEJ activities, including seminars, field trips and events. In addition, the Scholar-in-Residence will provide service to the Department of Journalism, such as serving on committees and attending regular department faculty meetings.

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: [email protected]


  • Master’s degree required
  • Minimum of seven years of journalism experience
  • Expertise in environmental journalism
  • Experience with long-form journalism
  • Familiarity with or demonstrated appreciation for professional journalism academic fellowship programs
  • Teaching experience at the college level or experience working with college students in internships or other professional settings

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 can be emailed to [email protected].