About Colorado Mountain College
Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. An institution that is also integrally connected to, appreciated by, and supported by those same communities.
Envision yourself at a dynamic, innovative, forward-leaning college that has a highly entrepreneurial spirit and deep commitment to every learner – from first-generation college students and new-traditional and adult learners to academically motivated students seeking a more traditional liberal arts education – all within a robust and highly personalized learning environment.
Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer competitive compensation and benefits while encouraging every team member to renew and recharge in places of inspiration, reflection, and world-class outdoor recreation.
Welcome to Colorado Mountain College and its eleven campus locations sprinkled across a spectacular region of Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains.
Colorado Mountain College aspires to serve and elevate the economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of its beautiful Rocky Mountain region by welcoming all learners through its doors, delivering highly relevant education and training, and serving as a trusted partner for strategic collaboration and innovation.
CMC is a comprehensive, public, open-access dual-mission institution offering 136 academic programs ranging from specialized certificates to associate and bachelor’s degrees, a wide range of online, non-credit and lifelong learning courses, as well as extensive concurrent enrollment opportunities in close partnership with neighboring school districts.
Over 15,000 students attend CMC annually, and 40% of degree-seeking students earn a certificate or degree every year. The college’s Latinx enrollment has doubled in six years to 28%, making CMC a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). CMC courses are highly personal and many are highly experiential by design, each with a maximum registration of 25 students.
Colorado Mountain College campuses are located in Aspen, Carbondale, Breckenridge, Dillon, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle, the Vail Valley, and Salida. Of these locations, three are residential—Spring Valley, Leadville, and Steamboat Springs — and students in Breckenridge have access to college-owned off-campus housing. CMC campuses are close-knit communities, on average serving between 1,000 – 2,000 students.
The majority of the college’s financial support comes from local property taxes, not tuition or state revenues. Consequently, CMC is uniquely positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, mission-focused, and responsive to community and workforce needs. The college’s Central Services administrative office, which provides administrative support to all campus locations, is located in historic downtown Glenwood Springs, the town from which CMC originally launched in 1965.
Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. For general information about CMC, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu.
Our commitment to an environment where everyone belongs
Our college and beloved mountain communities are enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.
At Colorado Mountain College, we continually work to improve learning and working environments that welcome everyone. We are deeply committed to promoting a free and open exchange of ideas, improving critical thinking, deepening mutual empathy and respect, and ensuring that every learner and team member has equal opportunities for personal and professional success.
The college prioritizes the recruitment, hiring and retaining of a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the backgrounds, characteristics and aspirations of the students enrolled at the college. CMC therefore values applicants who demonstrate prior accomplishments, training, and a commitment to the concepts of inclusive and equitable practices, as well as an understanding of historic and current social issues that impact groups of different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
CMC employees enjoy regular opportunities to raise their awareness about pressing societal issues, develop individual critical thinking skills, and expand their understanding of and empathy toward others regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or other factors. Our goal is to deliver highly personalized teaching methods and effective student support services that enable students to achieve their goals, regardless of academic or financial barriers.
Applicants to Colorado Mountain College must demonstrate a commitment and competence to work effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds.
For more information about CMC, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu.
Full time faculty positions begin in August 2024 with a 30-credit hour (170 day contract per Board Policy 4.12) teaching load annually.
CMC is seeking an experienced professional and dynamic educator to be part of the Isaacson School team. This faculty position will be based in the Roaring Fork Valley in western Colorado, an internationally recognized hub for year-round outdoor activities and mountain scenery. The position will primarily work at the Spring Valley campus in Glenwood Springs. Isaacson School faculty benefit from unique partnerships with organizations such as The Aspen Institute, X-Games, Aspen Film, and Five Points Film Festival.
The Isaacson School offers degrees (B.A.S., A.A.S.,) in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Professional Photography, Communication, and Integrated Media at the Spring Valley location. Faculty work collaboratively to support the interdisciplinary Isaacson School philosophy in a fluid, adaptive environment. Course delivery modalities include traditional face-to-face, online, hybrid, and asynchronous. The focus is on strong portfolio outcomes across a range of media.
The Isaacson School for Communication, Arts, and Media is looking for an accomplished practicing designer and critically engaged educator to complement the expertise of existing faculty in the media programs and collaborate in creatively integrating various media in course and program learning outcomes. The faculty member will support ongoing curriculum development and contribute innovative approaches to a vibrant, growing graphic design program. Ideal candidates will possess a strong understanding of both traditional and contemporary design practices with knowledge in emerging media and technologies. Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to: Design for Web and Mobile Platforms, Graphic Communication, Applied UI/UX, Immersive media and AR/VR, Motion Graphics, Typography, Informational Graphics, Way-Finding Systems, AI integration, or other related areas of Interactive Design. All Candidates should possess a technical mastery of industry-standard technologies and software, including the Adobe Creative Suite.
Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience with innovative teaching methodologies, actively incorporating technology into teaching and learning, and experience teaching diverse student populations. A pathway-to-career focus, broad use of project-based learning, and leveraging industry partnerships will allow the faculty to create exceptional learning opportunities. This position will lead the Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design into the future by participating in program review, revision, and direction.
Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include teaching course load as assigned, evaluate courses, and assess student learning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes, comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours per established standards, develop rapport with students, assist with and participate in advising, orientation and registration activities.
CMC Faculty are generally expected to engage in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities such as campus and college committees, participation in relevant projects, mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities, program review, student organization, recruiting and retention.
Salary range: $74,591.59 - $90,852.49 depending upon education and experience, and teaching experience in higher education. Excellent benefits include, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Pet insurance, 12% retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, sick time accrual, mental health resources, and healthy lifestyle benefits. For more information on our benefits, please see here.
Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program, or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications include:
A master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of three years of directly related experience, including the equivalent of one-year full time teaching experience. Higher Education teaching preferred. Applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of five years directly related experience, including the equivalent of one-year full time teaching experience may also be considered.
Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These principles reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams, cultivating leaders, and expanding our approaches and mindset. They guide us to be an institution of higher education that’s the right fit for every faculty member, staff, student, and community member in its trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.
To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered for a full-time faculty position, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
External Applicants: Apply Online
Internal Applicants: Please proceed to the HR page of Basecamp or by searching in Learning Hub for instructions on applying for a full-time position as an internal applicant.
Position anticipated to close on February 28, 2024, or until filled.