Adjunct Faculty - University College

USA, Colorado, Denver
Sep 20, 2017
University of
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Four-Year Institution

The role of adjunct faculty in the Healthcare Leadership Program is to teach students in the six Master's concentrations. Our courses are offered in three main formats including lecture, online, and hybrid. You will be provided with a pre-designed Canvas "course container". The course container will provide certain elements that you may not change including course title and description, as well as course learning outcomes and the course gradebook. The course container will also provide a syllabus template for you to design your course syllabus. University College works with Baseline Faculty Expectations which reside in four categories: before classes begin, course management, and course engagement, and communication. These are to help apply best practices in teaching.

Essential Functions

Before classes begin

  • Prepare and post course syllabus using the University College syllabus template
  • Perform updates to course containers in Canvas including lectures, activities, and discussion questions

Course Management

  • Adhere to our learning management system (LMS), Canvas, use policies
  • Work with students to address student performance
  • Set clear expectations regarding assignments, grading, and class decorum
  • Uphold academic integrity
  • Uphold applicable Turabian guidelines and University College format and style requirements

Course Engagement

  • Be professional, present, and engaged in the course and with students
  • Provide specific and timely feedback connected with grades within the LMS
  • Use career-relevant and current-event examples to make material applicable to students' lives
  • Utilize and engage diverse perspectives in teaching materials and practices
  • Incorporate active, outcomes-based, hands-on activities that are collaborative, practice-based, and/or student led


  • Maintain professional communication and interaction with all members of the DU and University College community
  • Reach out proactively about any concerns
  • Respond promptly and meet deadlines

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a healthcare related field or a Master's degree and healthcare industry experience
  • Successful college/university teaching experience with adults
  • Work or academic experience congruent with the content of a course or courses offered within our Healthcare Leadership Program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in a healthcare related field or a terminal degree and healthcare industry experience
  • Recognition of professional accomplishment in an area of expertise related to course or courses offered within our Healthcare Leadership Program
  • Publication in the healthcare field
  • Professional presentations related to the healthcare field
  • Licensing and/or certification by professional organizations
  • Completion of an education/training program on adult learning or internship with a mentor
  • Adult training experience in the healthcare field.

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