Adjunct Faculty - Emergent Digital Practices/Technology in Art & Design

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

The Emergent Digital Practices program brings together art, design, media, culture, and technology studies in a hands-on, collaborative environment. Technology links academic disciplines with professional fields and joins shared communities with our personal lives in many new and exciting ways. To understand and explore this landscape, we infuse the digital practices of making and writing with contemporary critical approaches to cultural technologies, media philosophy, the critique and investigation of electronic and new media arts, trans-global politics and science, and studies in science fiction.

Position Summary

The Emergent Digital Practices program is accepting applications for an Adjunct Instructor specializing in areas that are complementary to our current offerings of Video Art, Visual Programming, 3D modeling and animation, Coding, and Environmental topics. The position would begin March 31, 2022, and end June 11, 2022, meeting twice a week, 3 hours per class. We are especially interested in instructors who have previous experience teaching in higher education settings, focusing on the critical use of technology in art and design.

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 Spring Quarter 2022 at the University of Denver. The instructor will teach a studio course in digital art/design, meeting 6 hours a week in person, grading student work, and additional time as needed for course preparation and correspondence and meetings with students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and experience with emergent software and/or hardware tools appropriate to the specific upper-level course in higher education. DU seeks commitment to utilizing and engaging a diverse range of perspectives, scholars, approaches, and resources in teaching materials and practices.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in an associated field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience teaching emergent creative technologies in a higher education setting.

Course Rate

This position will be 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

This position will remain open until filled for best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday January 24th, 2022.

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 describing teaching interests and other qualifications.
  3. 1-2 courses titles and brief descriptions (2-3 sentences) of proposed classes the candidate could teach.


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


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

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