Adjunct Faculty, Systems Engineering

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty, Instructional Support
Division: Ritchie School of Eng & Comp Sci

This is a general posting that will serve to create a pool of applicants for adjunct faculty openings throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Should we have an opening and be interested in pursuing your application, we will contact you with specific information.

Position Summary

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver is looking to hire adjunct faculty to teach a variety of graduate courses, such as Project Management, Fundamentals of Systems Electrical, Mechanical, and Software Design, Complex System, Architectures, Models, and Tools, Systems Optimization, Design of Space Systems, Model Based Systems Engineering, Validation & Verification Test Planning, Digital Transformation for Advanced Integration, and many other courses covering various topics. This posting in particular is for the graduate-level Systems Engineering program which is an online program.   This posting will serve for multiple openings.

For more information about the Systems Engineering courses, the list can be found on the Registrar’s Office schedule of classes through the following link:

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)

Summer quarter runs from June to August (approximately)

Essential Functions

  • Teach online once or twice a week (depending on course)
  • Design a new or adapt a new course. This includes learning outcomes, support materials, and a course calendar
  • Create and Maintain LSM/Course Canvas Container
  • Assign papers, exams and other deliverables as appropriate
  • Grade in a timely manner
  • Participate in recruiting and informational events as needed
  • Work with students and others to guarantee the best possible student experience
  • Focus on providing clear value and concise directions for students
  • If requested, meet with students, over Zoom or other remote platform, to discuss grades, assignments and/or project status
  • Support enrollment activities as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Background knowledge in Systems engineering or related subjects
  • Successful teaching/facilitation experience with adults at the graduate level.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Successful teaching/facilitation experience with adults in graduate programs.

Work Schedule
While the University's administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

Application Deadline

Fall Application Deadline: August 20th, 2023

Winter Application Deadline: November 10, 2023

Spring Application Deadline: March 20, 2024

Summer Application Deadline: May 20, 2024

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

Course Rate

Adjunct faculty are compensated at the following rates for standard courses in the Systems Engineering Program for Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters.

3-credit hour course - $6,539

4-credit hour course - $8,719

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.

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

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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