Adjunct Faculty, Economics

Denver, Colorado, USA
Apr 10, 2017
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The Department of Economics at the University of Denver offers both a graduate (M.A.) and an undergraduate program, where the latter allows students to major or minor in the discipline. As a department in the Division of Social Sciences, we offer some courses that are part of the University's Common Curriculum. Indeed, our faculty have a somewhat broader view of what the discipline is about than is found in the typical Economics program. We present alternative perspectives on the historical and present-day relevance of our material, and encourage students not to take in received knowledge as the truth but to examine it and question it. We also service the Daniels College of Business given that all of its undergraduate students are required to take our introductory courses, and its International Business majors are required to take our course on International Economics.

Position Summary

The Department of Economics seeks to hire one or more adjunct instructors to teach three sections of the second course in its introductory sequence during the 2017-18 academic year, and one section of Intermediate Microeconomics, one section of International Economics, and one section of Econometrics. It is preferred that candidates are ABD, but at least have a Master's Degree, in Economics. Candidates must have some experience of teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching our courses requires familiarity with economic history, the history of economic thought, philosophy of social science, and heterodox as well as mainstream perspectives on economic theory and policy. The instructor(s) for Econometrics and International Economics must have the appropriate preparations and backgrounds to teach them. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically diverse populations.

Essential Functions

  • The adjunct instructor(s) will teach three sections of the Department's second course in its introductory sequence, i.e. ECON 1030: Micro- and Macro-economics II, one in fall 2017, one in winter 2018 and one in spring 2018. Econometrics (ECON 3670) will preferably be offered in fall 2017, Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 2020) preferably in winter 2018, and International Economics (ECON 2610) preferably in spring 2018.
  • Hold office hours to answer students' questions.
  • Depending on whether there is grader help offered, the instructor may also be grading assignments and tests/exams, and then assign grades.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Economics
  • Experience teaching at undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ABD in Economics.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact Christy Ailman at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Two letters of reference

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

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