Adjunct Faculty, Information Technology, Software Design and Programming
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
$27,324.00 - $8.00 per year

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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.

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 has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, giving it a tradition of 150 years of academic excellence. As one of ten colleges at the University of Denver, University College is the college of continuing and professional studies and has been a leader in adult education since 1938. Our mission as a private institution dedicated to the public good is to deliver enduring professional growth and personal development by providing adult learners access to the University of Denver through alternative educational pathways. We seek adjunct instructors who will commit to and advance our mission and commitment to inclusive excellence. University College offers fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults. Learn more about University College at https://universitycollege.du.edu/about/.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking adjunct faculty with extensive industry experience in software design and programming to teach in the Information Technology program, who can facilitate the learning experience of adult learners in career-focused programs. Applicants should strive to exemplify our values: honor the individual, champion learning, transform lives, work together, and pursue excellence. The University of Denver deeply values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html). Our adjunct faculty actively contribute to inclusive excellence goals through their teaching efforts and professional work. University College builds an educational community that embodies values of inclusivity and diversity. We embrace a commitment to inclusive excellence by fostering a welcoming environment for our diverse students, staff, and faculty to learn and grow. We embed the values of diversity and inclusivity in all our programs: lifelong learning opportunities and varied curricular offerings.

The role of adjunct faculty in the Information Technology program is to teach graduate students in our Software Design and Programming concentration. Please visit https://universitycollege.du.edu/it/software-design-and-programming-masters-concentration/ for a complete list of program concentration courses.

Our courses are offered in multiple formats including online and hybrid (50% on campus/50% online). We are accepting applications for applicants that can teach in any/all formats at this time. University College uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas for all courses, regardless of delivery mode. 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.

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 Faculty Teaching Expectations and meet the following expectations:

Prepare Course Container for the Quarter

  • Prepare and post course syllabus using the University College syllabus template by deadlines.
  • Update policies, ensure content is error-free, and become familiar with ed-tech tools embedded into the course.
Provide Subject Matter Expertise
  • Make clear to students how content is professionally applicable.
  • Foster and model critical thinking through videos that demonstrate or explain, discussions, and/or live synchronous sessions.
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 software design and development, including one or more of the following courses:
    • Web Enabled Information Systems (ICT 4300)
    • Object-Oriented Methods and Programming I (ICT 4305)
    • Distributed Computing (ICT 4310)
    • Object-Oriented Methods and Programming II (ICT 4315)
    • .NET Programming with C# (ICT 4351)
    • Java Programming (ICT 4361)
    • Python Programming (ICT 4370)
    • iOS Application Development (ICT 4390)
    • Android Application Development (ICT 4395)
  • Ability to select the most relevant instructional multimedia and/or tech tools, and write effective copy, texts, audio, and video scripts.
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education in general and adult learners in particular.
  • Proven excellent project management skills.
  • 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.
  • Master's degree in a field of program you are applying to teach or a master's degree and industry experience.
  • Successful teaching/facilitation/training experience with adults or completion of an education/training program on adult learning.
  • Work or academic experience congruent with the content of a course or courses offered within the Information Technology program.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Terminal degree in a related field or a terminal degree and industry experience.
  • Recognition of professional accomplishment in an area of expertise related to course(s) within the Information Technology program.
  • Publication or professional presentations in the Information Technology field.
  • Licensing and/or certification by professional organizations.
  • Completion of an education or training program on adult learning or internship/mentorship that addresses adult learning principles and practices.
  • Able to teach on-campus at the University of Denver.
Work Schedule

University College adjunct faculty schedules vary from term to term based on quarterly course assignments and program meetings. Important Dates for each quarter can be found on our website: https://universitycollege.du.edu/important-dates/.

Course Rate

Stipend is determined by enrollment.

3 students $2,732

4-5 students $3,023

6-8 students $3,600

9-14 students $4,316

15-20 students $4,772

21+ students $4,900

Application Deadline

Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2024-2025 academic year, with the potential to start in Fall 2024 (September).

Special Instructions

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

During the application process, you will be asked to complete a Qualtrics survey and include the following:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest in teaching at University College and qualifications
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial or official transcripts of your highest degree
  • Diversity statement

  • 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 based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: April 18, 2024
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