Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Department for AY 2024-2025

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty
Division: Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences

This is a general posting that will serve to create a pool of applicants for adjunct faculty openings throughout the 2024-2025 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 Psychology is a research-oriented department which values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation and invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment see CAHSS - Department of Psychology for more information. Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good. Our vision is to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation. The clinical child program ascribes to a clinical science model and belongs to the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

The University of Denver endeavors to be a great university dedicated to the public good and to uphold the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. The University recognizes that its success is dependent on how well it lives these values, including how we engage, support, and champion members both at DU and in the greater community. To learn more about the University of Denver’s commitments and work in support of DEI, please visit: DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant urban center in the Rocky Mountain region, home to more than 3 million people. Our metropolitan location supports collaboration across local universities. DU, is comprised of over 5000 undergraduates (700+ psychology majors), over 7000 graduate students, and 700+ full-time faculty.  The University recently received recognition as an R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is looking to hire adjunct instructors for the 2024-2025 academic year to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, Introduction to Social Psychology, Introduction to Statistics, Adult Psychopathology, Child and Lifespan Development, Child Psychopathology, Clinical Psychology,  Motivation and Emotion, Research Design and Inference, Research Methods, and special-topics courses.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching (generally in-person) twice a week
  • Holding office hours
  • Assigning papers and exams as appropriate
  • Being available to assist students with assignments

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Ability to teach at the university level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • 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 will be reviewed until the positions are filled throughout the academic year. Courses are available during the academic year in the fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Mia Saracusa at

Course Rate

The current rate of pay is $5,060 per four credit course in academic year 2024-2025.

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, 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. harassment, and/or retaliation.

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

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