Higher Education Adjunct Faculty

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty
Division: Morgridge College Of Education

Position Summary

The Morgridge College of Education is looking to hire adjunct instructors for the 2024-2025 academic year to teach a variety of graduate courses in the Higher Education program. Opportunities depend on department needs and may not be available every year. Available courses may vary. More information about the courses can be found on the Registrar’s Office schedule of classes at https://www.du.edu/registrar/course/scheduleofclasses.html. This posting will serve for multiple openings that may arise throughout the 2024-2025 academic year.  

Essential Functions

Course Adjunct Faculty Responsibilities: 

  • Teach in person or online in the format and schedule for the course (depending on course) 
  • Design a new course or adapt an existing one. This includes creating or utilizing existing learning outcomes, support materials, in partnership with HED faculty mentor 
  • Create a course calendar per the quarter system; 
  • Create and maintain course Canvas container; 
  • Meet with students as needed; 
  • Assign papers, exams and other deliverables as appropriate that align with the program’s learning outcomes; 
  • Grade assignments within two weeks; 
  • Ensures the course embodies the values and goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility in course learning outcomes, lesson activities, readings, and other assignments; 
  • Ensure the equitable and accessible delivery of course content, learning activities, and assessments; 
  • Support student academic success through connecting them with campus resources, communication with faculty advisors and/or the department chair, and working affirmatively with students who have disability accommodations; 
  • Participate in onboarding and relevant professional development opportunities for adjunct faculty that may be provided by the department, college, and/or university; 

Required Qualifications 

  • Terminal degree 
  • Relevant knowledge regarding the course content  
  • Previous college-level teaching experience 
  • Professional experience in postsecondary settings and contexts 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Successful teaching/facilitation experience with adults at the graduate 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: https://www.du.edu/registrar/calendars-deadlines.

Working Environment

  1. Standard office environment.
  2. Unexpected interruptions occur often, and stress level is moderate to high.
  3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

  1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
  2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Application Deadline 

Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please submit your interest no later than the dates below for the term you are interested in: 

  • Fall Quarter - July 1, 2024
  • Winter Quarter - October 1, 2024
  • Spring Quarter - January 1, 2025
  • Summer Quarter - March 1, 2025

Course Rate 

$1,193 per credit hour taught.

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: 

  • CV 
  • Cover letter that describes academic and/or professional experience, as well as areas of teaching content expertise. 

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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