Adjunct Instructor, Media Law

Job description

The Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies (MFJS) in the Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Denver offers students a robust understanding of the role of the media in contemporary society. With its emphasis on developing strong communication skills across various platforms and its grounding in the critical evaluation of media practices, the department's offerings prepare students for the pursuit of excellence in the constantly evolving media, film, and journalism professions. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in film studies and production, journalism studies, media studies, and strategic communication (public relations). At the graduate level, the Department offers a master of arts in media and public communication (strategic communication or media and globalization emphasis) and a master of arts in international and intercultural communication.

Position Summary

The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver is searching for an adjunct instructor to teach media law and policy to graduate and undergraduate students in the department. This course is scheduled to be taught in winter 2019 quarter on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:50 PM. Winter quarter 2019 begins January 7, 2019 and ends March 22, 2019, with a final exam scheduled by the University between March 19 and March 22, 2019.

The position is expected to begin January 7, 2019.
Salary: $4,000.00/course

Essential Functions

Candidates should be able to teach the history of freedom of expression, freedom of expression theory, First Amendment law, libel, privacy law, copyright, trademark, broadcast regulations, cable regulations, advertising law, and laws pertaining to newsgathering.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Evidence of ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Work Schedule

  • Varied

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 31, 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.

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Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. A list of three references

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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.

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




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Job No: 800050
Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable