Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor

Location
Colorado, USA, Denver
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Apr 18, 2017
Ref
004001
Contact
University of
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Education
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary professional school of international studies that prepares students for careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world.

Position Summary

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies seeks a highly-qualified individual to serve as a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor to be assigned to the International Security Program. The appointment is for one year with an option by mutual agreement for a second year. The ideal candidate would have extensive professional and/or academic experience with the research methods and qualitative/quantitative analysis techniques associated with addressing current global, international, or national security questions. The candidate should also have the ability to develop one to two courses new to the Korbel security curriculum based on their own professional background and/or research interests. Documented teaching success at the graduate and/or undergraduate level a plus as is professional experience working for or closely with governmental or private sector security institutions. A Masters in a relevant professional/academic field a minimal requirement; PhD preferred. The baseline expectation of the position is that the Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor will teach a total of six courses over three-quarters of which three or four would be graduate core curriculum and two or three would be security electives at either the graduate or undergraduate level with a preference for undergraduate electives. The specific courses and the arrangement of those courses across the three-quarters are negotiable.

The position begins September 1, 2017.

Essential Functions

  • Teach a total of six courses over three-quarters.
  • Three or four of the six courses would be graduate core curriculum courses.
  • Two or three of the six courses would be security electives at either the graduate or undergraduate level with a preference for undergraduate electives.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive professional and/or academic experience with the research methods and qualitative/quantitative analysis techniques associated with addressing current global, international, or national security questions.
  • Ability to develop one to two courses new to the Korbel security curriculum based on their own professional background and/or research interests.
  • Documented teaching success at the graduate and/or undergraduate level a plus as is professional experience working for or closely with governmental or private sector security institutions.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a relevant professional/academic field.
  • Professional and/or academic experience with the research methods and qualitative/quantitative analysis techniques associated with addressing current global, international, or national security questions.
  • Evidence of potential for high-quality teaching across diverse student populations.
  • The expertise necessary to build Security Program courses for delivery at the graduate or undergraduate level that are new to the respective curriculum level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant professional/academic field.
  • Documented teaching success at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.
  • Professional experience working for or closely with governmental or private sector security institutions.

Work Schedule

Dependent on class schedule and office hours.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will commence in mid-April. Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs 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. Inquiries about this position can be made to Emily Hinga, Human Resources and Operations Manager,

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Letters of recommendation sent directly

We are committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants are requested to include in their teaching statement information about how they will advance this commitment through their teaching and service.

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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