Adjunct Faculty, Data Science

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

This is a general posting that will serve to create a pool of applicants for adjunct faculty openings throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Should we have an opening and be interested in pursuing your application, we will contact you with specific information.

About the Data Science Graduate Program

The Data Science Graduate Program is a component of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Denver. We offer a professionally focused, 48-credit curriculum leading to a Master of Data Science, which students can complete through either our online or on-campus program tracks. The University operates on a quarter system with 10-week terms. Adjunct Faculty are hired on a per-term basis and often teach one or more courses throughout the year.

We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We especially welcome applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans. 

Position Summary

The Data Science Graduate Program at the University of Denver invites applications for adjunct faculty for our in-person and online programs. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are qualified to teach the following classes: 1) COMP4531: Deep Learning: Model Design and Application, 2) COMP 4334: Parallel and Distributed Computing, 3) COMP 3421: Database Organization and Management.

For more information on our Data Science courses and curriculum, please refer to the University of Denver’s 2023-24 graduate bulletin.

Essential Functions

Adjunct faculty in the Data Science graduate program are subject matter experts in their field and integrate professionally relevant, diverse examples into their teaching and discussions. They meet the following expectations: 

  • Prepare and facilitate course lectures and inclusive learning online or in-person.
  • Maintain weekly office hours and consistent presence in assigned course(s).
  • Model and promote critical thinking as well as skill development.
  • Provide specific, relevant, timely feedback and grading.
  • Model and uphold academic standards and practices. 

Required Qualifications

  • MS in Computer Science/Data Science or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Content expertise in assigned course(s) 
  • Evidence demonstrating potential for excellence in teaching. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline and/or industry experience.
  • Evidence of success facilitating learning and mentoring opportunities for adults who seek an advanced degree. 
  • Expertise in the Python programming language. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Work Schedule

While the University's administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

Application Deadline

Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the 2023-2024 Academic year. This position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Course Rate

The course rate for this position ranges between $2,997.00 and $5,994 per course section and 10-week term. 

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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