Adjunct Faculty - Psychology

Denver, Colorado, USA
Aug 11, 2017
University of
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Psychology values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment, and serves the public good. Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good. Our vision is to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation.

The department consists of 23 Tenure Track faculty as well as Teaching, Clinical, Research, and Adjunct faculty. Our Ph.D. program has about 50 students and we have approximately 500 undergraduate majors. The University operates on a quarter system.

The University of Denver's vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University 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 here). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to inclusive excellence goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to 2.8 million people. Our urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates, 5900 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty.

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is looking to hire adjunct instructors for the 2017-2018 academic year to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Example courses include Introduction to Child and Lifespan Development, Drugs and Behavior, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social, and Relationships. Job requirements including teaching twice a week, holding office hours, assigning papers and exams as appropriate and being available to assist students with assignments. The University operates on a quarter system. The salary is $4,000/course.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Ability to teach at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology.
  • College-level teaching experience.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Courses are available during the academic year in the fall, winter and spring quarters.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions related to the position, please contact Laurel Shurtleff at 303.871.3702 or

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Inclusive-excellence statement: The separate inclusive-excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidates teaching, and/or service contribute to inclusive excellence.
  3. CV
  4. List of references

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.