Adjunct Faculty, Introduction to Film Criticism

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

The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies (MFJS) in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver offers students a robust understanding of the role of the media in contemporary society. With its emphasis on developing strong communication skills across various platforms and its grounding in the critical evaluation of media practices, the department’s offerings prepare students for the pursuit of excellence in the constantly evolving media, film and journalism professions. The Department offers undergraduates degrees in film studies and production, journalism studies, media studies, and strategic communication (public relations). At the graduate level, the Department offers a master of arts in media and public communication (strategic communication or media and globalization emphasis) and a master of arts in international and intercultural communication.

Position Summary 

The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies invites applications for an adjunct faculty to teach MFJS 2000 Introduction to Film Criticism to undergraduate majors in our department. This course teaches theories and methods of social, cultural and aesthetic criticism of film; emphasis on critical writing. 

Essential Functions

The University operates on a quarter system (10 weeks of classes and the final week). This is a 4 credit hour course which will be taught on campus/face-to-face in the Fall Quarter 2021 at the University of Denver. This course is scheduled to be taught Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 – 9:50 AM and the film screening lab is scheduled for Thursday from 8:00 AM – 10:20 AM in the MFJS building (2490 S. Gaylord Street, Denver, CO  80208). Fall classes begin September 11, 2021 and end November 23, 2021. A final will be scheduled by the Registrar’s office to occur between November 20-23.  Job requirements include teaching twice a week with an in person film screening lab once a week, holding office hours, assigning papers and exams as appropriate, and being available to assist students with assignments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Background and expertise in Media Law.  
  • Experience teaching at the university level. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Mass Communications or related field or MFA. 
  • Ability to teach in person/face-to-face undergraduate class Wednesday/Friday 8:00 – 9:50AM and a film screening lab on Thursdays 8:00 – 10:20 AM on campus in the Mass Communications Building.

Course Rate

The pay for this course is $4,233.00.   

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.

Application Deadline

This job post will remain open until all positions are filled. Preference will be given to early applicants.

Special Instructions

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

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Sample Syllabi

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

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