Adjunct Instructor, Islamic Studies

Job description

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver is a vibrant department of eight productive, nationally recognized scholar-teachers who have attracted a growing cadre of undergraduate majors, double majors and graduate students in Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (AH&SS). Ours is a high-profile department in the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, which defines itself as a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a research university with high research activity. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies, and we are core contributors to the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion the University of Denver shares will the Iliff School of Theology.

Position Summary

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver requests applications for one adjunct instructor position to teach a 3000-level (undergraduate and graduate level) course in Islamic Studies during the Winter 2019 quarter. The course should focus on some aspect of Islamic Studies - the Department looks forward to candidates' proposals.

The candidate must have a doctorate in hand prior to appointment; ABDs who have not scheduled a defense date should not apply.

Expected start date is January 2019 and pay is $4,000/course.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach one 3000-level Islamic Studies course during the Winter 2019 quarter
  • Provide evidence of knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Serve as a good citizen within the Department of Religious Studies, the University of Denver, and the community beyond

Required Experience

  • Completion of Ph.D. prior to appointment (no exceptions).
  • ABD applicants considered if a defense date has already been scheduled.
  • Degree may be from any relevant department (g., religious studies, history, comparative literature, anthropology, sociology, languages and literatures, interdisciplinary or area studies programs).
  • Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after one's graduate training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Appropriate language training at an advanced level to sustain informed pedagogy, and to support one's scholarly goals.
  • Strong commitment to successful teaching and scholarship that demonstrates knowledge and experience with culturally responsive pedagogies aimed at engaging broadly diverse student populations.

Work Schedule

  • Varied

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 1, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of application (including a statement of areas of competency and interest)
  2. C.V.
  3. Sample syllabus
  4. Separate, inclusive excellence statement
  5. One letter of reference. You may also send your letters of reference

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 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 LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The University of Denver and the Department of Religious Studies are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants should acquaint themselves with our priorities and initiatives by visiting these websites: and Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter and supporting materials information about how they will advance this commitment in their teaching.

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




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Job No: 800050
Posted: 8/28/2018
Application Due: 10/27/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable