Adjunct Faculty - UAP-Writing Program AY23-24

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty
Division: University Academic Programs

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 Writing Program is accepting expressions of interest for faculty overload to teach courses in person for the 2023-2024 School Year (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters). Adjunct positions are non-benefitted positions. Adjuncts will be teaching WRIT 1122 and 1133. Based on hiring practices of the past five years, we anticipate hiring between two to four adjunct faculty to teach throughout the academic year.

Adjuncts and faculty would be expected to follow course goals and features available at & 

This is a part-time, non-benefited position not to exceed 1000 hours in one calendar year.

Essential Functions

Teaching adjunct faculty are required to teach in person as determined by the course schedule, hold office hours, assign papers and exams as appropriate and be available to assist students with assignments.  The University operates on a quarter system.

Details of all teaching and non-teaching responsibilities will be provided by the University Writing Program at the time of hire agreement. 

Required Qualifications 

  • M.A. degree in Composition or Rhetoric, or ABD or terminal degree in Writing Studies or related fields.
  • Ability to teach at the university level

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 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

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

Course Rate 

Teaching adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4,500 per 4 credit hour 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, available market information, and course enrollment, 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. CV
  2. Cover Letter that discusses your experiences teaching first year writing and your preparation. Please describe your course designs and approaches, along with the coursework, theories, or research that shape your thinking.
  3. Names and contact information for three references. 

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, veteran 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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