Adjunct Faculty, Gender and Women's Studies

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

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program offers undergraduate students a vibrant and rigorous course of study that cultivates a critical understanding of the role that gender plays in the construction of identities and the social and political organization of culture. It welcomes students who are eager to explore the connections between and among the many meanings that gender – as well as race, sexuality, class and disability – has in our lives, our scholarship, our communities, and our politics.

Position Summary

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Denver requests applications for the position of adjunct instructor for the academic year 2021-22. Each year, the program offers two, two-credit colloquia courses and two additional adjunct instructors to teach specialized GWST topics courses (four credit hours). The Program is seeking to hire four adjunct instructors to teach the following classes:

  • GWST 2981: Colloquium in Gender and Women's Studies, Winter term 2022 (2 credits)
  • GWST 2981: Colloquium in Gender and Women’s Studies, Spring term 2022 (2 credits)
  • GWST 2700: Topics in Gender and Women’s Studies, Winter term 2022 (4 credits)
  • GWST 2700: Topics in Gender and Women’s Studies, Spring term 2022 (4 credits)

In general, these courses reflect current trends within the field of gender and women’s studies, draw on multiple disciplines, and are engaging for undergraduate students. They should be unique to GWST and not resemble courses taught in other departments at DU.

For the two-credit colloquia series, we encourage courses that integrate service-learning and community engagement pedagogies and/or offer students the opportunity to learn about “applied” feminisms in community organizations, the workplace, and/or other areas of public life.

The four-credit hour GWST special topics courses are designed to deepen and broaden the students’ understanding of the wide range of ways in which we see gender played out in our society and globally. 

*The content for the special topics course is of the instructor’s choosing; however, the course should utilize intersectional feminist pedagogy.

*We are particularly interested in GWST topics proposals that would enhance the GWST curriculum, including course that focus on:  critical race feminisms; gender and sustainability/climate change; gender and public health/policy; and gender and education.

Required Qualifications

  • MA (or MFA) in a related field is required
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in a related field.

Course Rate

Compensation is $2,117 for 2 credit colloquium courses and $4,233 for 4 credit topics.

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 Friday October 15, 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 including qualifications and relevant University teaching experience.
  3. Teaching Statement concerning teaching philosophy and a detailed course description for proposed course(s).
  4. Syllabus from a previously taught course (Optional).

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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