Adjunct Faculty, English and Literary Arts

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

The Department of English and Literary Arts occupies a distinctive position in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. English has two major components—creative/performative and theoretical/literary historical. Students bridge the two areas while concentrating more in one. In addition, English has three separate constituencies—undergraduate majors and minors, MA students pursuing literary studies, and PhD students who focus on creative writing (poetry, prose, and hybrid genres) or literary studies. Our programs benefit from an ethos that prizes, facilitates, and encourages work and thinking that transcends the critical-creative divide.

Position Description

The Department of English and Literary Arts seeks adjunct faculty to teach a literary studies or creative writing course in the department during the Winter 2022 or Spring 2022 Quarter.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching a 4-credit literary studies or creative writing course to undergraduate students.
  • Developing and managing the class syllabus and ensuring that the syllabus as well as the class meets department and college standards.
  • Holding regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students.
  • Grading assigned papers, quizzes, and exams.
  • Assessing grades for students based on participation, performance in class, assignments, and examinations.
  • Reporting student learning outcomes, class reviews, and analyzing student data.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD candidacy (ABD) or a recent PhD degree in English. 
  • Previous experience teaching literary studies or creative writing at the university level.

Course Rate

Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4,233 per course.

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

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday September 27th, 2021.

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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