Adjunct Faculty, Supply Chain Management

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

Become an adjunct faculty member at a top 100 university and play a pivotal role in shaping the emerging practitioners in your field!

The University of Denver’s college of continuing and professional studies, University College, is the largest graduate school at the University of Denver and a leader in adult education, providing meaningful and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults. Nearly 25 years ago, University College launched online programming at the University of Denver. Since then, technology and education have evolved. What remains the same is our commitment to delivering a personalized student experience through small class sizes, practitioner faculty, and dedicated academic advisors. Highly flexible and affordable, a University of Denver education through University College provides career-focused content that can be immediately applied on the job.

University College fosters a learning culture where questions are expected, information and wisdom are shared, and community members respectfully challenge each other’s perspectives and engage in personal reflection. We celebrate our successes, measure our progress, and realize our goals through collective action. We strive to be culturally aware of our behaviors, aim to ignite continuous growth within each individual, and seek to enhance our impact on students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

University College seeks instructors to join our teaching pool who will advance our commitment to inclusive excellence and will align with University Colleges core values: honor the individual, champion learning, transform lives, work together, and pursue excellence.  We also value transparency. The interview process for this role will include an application process, discussion of our teaching expectations and diverse perspective, and an overview of the instructor journey.

Once an instructor is recruited and hired into the pool, they can expect a comprehensive onboarding process and ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance teaching practice. A teaching preference survey is distributed bi-annually to determine interest and availability, and invitations to teach are sent bi-annually. Our 10-week courses are offered in multiple formats, including asynchronous online, synchronous online, or hybrid (50% on campus and 50% online). University College uses Canvas, a best-in-class learning management system (LMS) for all course delivery modes. Instructors will receive a designed course container and will be expected to manage and engage in the course while infusing real-world examples into the curriculum and offering a diversity of perspectives as presented through materials, resources, authors/readings, and speakers if applicable. Course enrollment is typically capped at 20 learners per course section.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking adjunct faculty with industry experience in supply chain management who can facilitate the learning experience of adult learners in its career-focused M.S. in Supply Chain Management program. The Supply Chain Management program is offered jointly between University College’s Transportation and Supply Chain Institute and the Daniels College of Business and is administered through University College. Extensive professional and academic knowledge of supply chain management at an executive or managerial level, and significant experience in mentoring business professionals and business analytics is strongly recommended. Please visit for additional information on the program and courses.

Essential Functions 

Adjunct faculty at University College are subject matter experts in their field and integrate professionally relevant, diverse examples into their teaching and discussions. They adhere to University College Teaching Expectations and meet the following expectations:

Prepare Course Container for the Quarter

  • Use ticketing system to provide course updates, including changes to syllabus, policies, and content
  • Become familiar with ed-tech tools embedded into the course, including Zoom videoconferencing, PowerPoint presentation software, Kaltura for audio recording and screen capture, and Turnitin plagiarism software

Provide Subject Matter Expertise

  • Deliver an exceptional student learning experience by instructing, guiding, and providing feedback to learners
  • Make clear to students how content is professionally applicable
  • Foster and model critical thinking through course content

Maintain Regular and Consistent Instructor Presence in Your Course

  • Integrate instructor-generated weekly videos
  • Employ University College-supported ed-tech tools
  • Consistently and equitably support and communicate with each student
  • Employ highly engaged discussion facilitation
  • In online classes, engage in discussion boards with substantive comments no fewer than three days per week

Provide Specific, Relevant, and Timely Feedback

  • Provide feedback on student work within seven days of submission
  • Use grading rubrics for all assignments
  • Provide specific grading comments that foster growth, improvement, and learning

Foster an Engaged and Inclusive Learning Environment

  • Foster an environment in which students feel comfortable sharing their ideas, thoughts, and questions
  • Facilitate active discussions that embrace a diversity of perspectives
  • Ensure that you and your students engage in professional and appropriate communication
  • Utilize and engage diverse perspectives in teaching materials and practices

Model and Uphold Academic Standards

  • Report concerns regarding the DU Honor Code
  • Use plagiarism-detection tool embedded in Canvas

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of supply chain management at an executive or managerial level
  • Significant experience in mentoring business professionals and an extensive professional network to share with our students
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education in general and adult learners
  • Proven excellent project management and structured problem-solving skills (Six Sigma DMAIC)
  • Proven excellent knowledge and experience in data science and analytics.
  • Information analysis and management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Ability to adapt priorities and focus
  • Commitment to showcasing a diverse range of perspectives, experts, authors, and resources

Required Qualifications

  • Must Reside in the U.S
  • Terminal degree (Ph.D.) in supply chain management, industrial engineering, or related field
  • Scholarly academic activity through peer-reviewed journal publication in the field in the past five years
  • Application of structured problem solving/Six Sigma DMAIC, data science and analytics.
  • Successful college/university teaching and mentoring experience with adults

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 are currently being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis to grow our pool of instructors.

Special Instructions

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

Course Rate

Stipend is determined by enrollment. Here are the rates for a typical course:

3 students


4-5 students


6-8 students


9-14 students


15-20 students


21+ students



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 or Resume
  2. Cover Letter outlining your interest in teaching at University College and qualifications
  3. Names and contact information for three references
  4. Unofficial or official transcripts of your highest degree
  5. Diversity statement: Please provide a personal statement about your experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in a management and/or teaching

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or 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; the Americans with Disabilities Act; 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; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

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

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