Adjunct for Geography & the Environment - AY23-24

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty
Division: Natural Sciences and Math

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.

Department Summary

The Department of Geography & the Environment department in the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics is accepting expressions of interest for adjunct faculty positions to teach in 2023-2024 academic year.    

The Department of Geography & the Environment is a community of 17 faculty members, 75 graduate students, and over 300 undergraduate students. The department offers a PhD in geography, MA and MS degrees in geography and geographic information science (including an online MSGISc program), and undergraduate degrees in geography, environmental science, and geographic information science. In all areas of teaching, research, scholarship and service, the department is committed to the University’s vision of “a great private university dedicated to the public good.” We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Visit the department website to learn more about the faculty, students, and degree programs. 

Position Summary  

We are looking for adjunct faculty to teach: 

  • ENVI 3000 Environmental Law 
  • GEOG 1216 Our Dynamic Earth I 
  • GEOG 1217 Our Dynamic Earth II 
  • GEOG 1218 Our Dynamic Earth III 
  • GEOG 1410 People, Places, and Landscapes 
  • GEOG 2500 Sustainability & Human Society 
  • GEOG 2550 Issues in Sustainability 
  • GEOG 2701 Special Topics in Geography & Environmental Science  
  • GEOG 3000 Advanced Geog Statistics 
  • GEOG 3010 Geographic Information Analysis 
  • GEOG 3140 GIS Database Design 
  • GEOG 3150 Project Management 
  • GEOG 3190 LiDAR: Theory and Applications (Winter and Spring Quarter)
  • GEOG 3200 Remote Sensing (Winter and Spring Quarter)
  • GEOG 3310 Culture/Nature/Econ-Human Ecology 
  • GEOG 3340 Geographies of Migration 
  • GEOG 3400/4400 Urban Geography 
  • GEOG 4020 Geographic Research Methods

Adjunct faculty are required to teach twice a week, hold office hours, assign papers and exams as appropriate and be available to assist students with assignments. The University operates on a quarter system. The Fall 2023 quarter is from September 9, 2023, through November 21, 2023. The Winter 2024 quarter is from January 8, 2024, through March 22, 2024. The Spring 2024 quarter is from April 1, 2024, through June 13, 2024. Adjunct faculty positions are non-benefited positions.  

Please view the Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for more information including a course description and when the course is offered.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to deliver courses both in person and online. 

  • Flexibility to pivot between teaching modalities on short notice. 

  • Familiarity with Canvas LMS is preferred. 

  • Ability to meet deadlines for submission of course grades is essential. 

  • Ability to provide feedback to students regarding their progress in courses in a timely fashion. 

  • Ability to lecture continuously for up to two hours at a time. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related field  

  • Previous teaching experience  

  • Ability to teach at the university level.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in related field  

  • College-level teaching experience.  

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 for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the 2023-2024 Academic year. This position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions

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

Course Rate

The rate is $4,772 - $5,725 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.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

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

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