University of Colorado - School of Public Affairs


This posting will establish and maintain a pool of candidates to fill temporary, non-tenure track Lecturer positions for the School of Public Affairs. Candidates hired from this pool will teach graduate level courses in the school's Master of Public Administration program (MPA). This will be a part-time, semester-by-semester appointment, with the possibility of renewal. This pool will remain active until August 1, 2018, at which point all applicants will be cleared from the pool. Applicants are encouraged to apply to future recruitment pools after that date.

US News & World Report places CU Denver's School of Public Affairs as a whole at number 34 nationally, tied with Stanford, Johns Hopkins and several other prominent institutions. Four of SPA's concentrations are ranked in the top 25 programs nationally.

- 10th in environmental policy and management

- 15th in nonprofit management

- 24th in public management administration

- 25th in city management and urban policy

Degrees offered include the Ph.D. in Public Affairs, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Criminal Justice, the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and the new Bachelor of Arts in Public Service. Please visit for further details.


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed a terminal degree. For most courses, this requires a Ph.D. in public administration or a related field. Candidates must also show strong accomplishment in teaching.

Desired Qualifications:

Leadership and/or managerial administrative experience in public service organizations (ie. a government or nonprofit setting), teaching at the graduate level, and on-line teaching experience are desirable.

Salary is $4,400 per course. If you are over 50% FTE with the university, you may be benefits eligible. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Cover letters must include: 1. Which courses you believe you are qualified to teach. For course descriptions, please refer to the online course catalog at the following link: 2. Preferred courses 3. Availability (days of the week and times) 4. Teaching preferences (online, face to face, both) Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 04876

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
  4. Unofficial transcripts
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30081 - SPA-Dean's Office

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Apr 22, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dominique Lusnia

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00655142