Adjunct Faculty, English and Literary Arts at University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

The Department of English and Literary Arts occupies a distinctive position in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. English has two major components-creative/performative and theoretical/literary historical. Students bridge the two areas while concentrating more in one. In addition, English has three separate constituencies-undergraduate majors and minors, MA students pursuing literary studies, and PhD students who focus on creative writing (poetry, fiction, and hybrid genres) or literary studies.

Position Summary

Teaching a literary studies or creative writing course in the Department of English and Literary Arts during the Fall 2022, Winter 2023, or Spring 2023 Quarter.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching a 4-credit literary studies or creative writing course to undergraduate/graduate students
  • Developing and managing the class syllabus and ensuring that the syllabus as well as the class meets department and college standards
  • Holding regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students
  • Grading assigned papers, quizzes, and exams
  • Assessing grades for students based on participation, performance in class, assignments, and examinations
  • Reporting student learning outcomes, class reviews, and analyzing student data

Required Qualifications

  • PhD candidacy (ABD) or a recent PhD degree in English.
  • Must have previously taught literary studies or creative writing at the university level.

Work Schedule

Varies; dependent on teaching quarter and class schedule

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) July 28, 2022.

Special Instructions

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

Course Rate

The standard adjunct pay rate for a 4-credit course will be $4,360.

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 indicating which academic quarter (Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023) they are available.
3. Teaching philosophy
4. Sample syllabi

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, veterans 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 non-discrimination-statement.

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

Advertised: July 18, 2022
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