Adjunct Faculty Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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

Position Summary

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver is looking to hire adjunct instructors to teach courses in topics including but not limited to: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Materials Science. This posting will serve for multiple openings.

More information about the courses can be found on the Registrar’s Office schedule of classes at

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Teach in person two to three times per week (depending on course)
  • Design a new course or adapt an existing course. This includes learning outcomes, support materials, and a course calendar
  • Create and maintain a Canvas course container
  • Assign papers, exams, projects, labs, and other deliverables, as appropriate
  • Grade in a timely manner
  • Hold office hours and meet with students, over Zoom or in person, to discuss grades, assignments and/or project status
  • Work with students and others to guarantee the best possible student experience
  • Attend quarterly school meetings and monthly faculty meetings, if requested to do so

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Previous teaching experience
  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience with best practices including active learning and inclusive teaching

Teaching Schedule

  • Fall Quarter Runs from September to November/December (approximately)
  • Winter Quarter runs from January to March (approximately)
  • Spring quarter runs from March to June (approximately)

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on:

  • Winter Application Deadline: December 1st, 2022
  • Spring Application Deadline: February 15th, 2023
  • Fall Application Deadline: August 20th, 2023

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

Course Rate

Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $5,295.00 per course for standard courses in the MME department for fall, winter, and spring quarters. Pay for summer courses is based on enrollment. If you are selected to teach for summer, you will be informed of the summer pay scale at that time. Enrollment below 3 deems that the class should be canceled and no teaching, nor compensation will be allowed.

PLEASE NOTE: Teaching the undergraduate and graduate section of the same course counts as a single course load and you will be compensated $5,295.00 total for both sections.

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
  3. Teaching statement that includes philosophy, experience, and interests

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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