Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Policy and Management Program

Job description

The role of adjunct faculty in the Environmental Policy and Management program is to teach students in the seven Masters concentrations. Our courses are offered in two main formats including 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 fall into 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 classroom 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of instructional design principles and best practices, teaching principles and best practices, course development skills, multimedia integration, and learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to select the most relevant instructional multimedia and/or tech tools, and write effective copy, texts, audio and video scripts.
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education in general and adult learners in particular.
  • Knowledge of learning management tools and HTML.
  • Proven excellent project management skills.
  • Information analysis and management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups.
  • Strong desire to learn.
  • Ability to adapt priorities and focus.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in environmental policy or related field or a Masters degree and environmental policy 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 environmental policy and management program.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Application Deadline

Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2019-2020 academic year. Preference will be given to early applications.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following with your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. 3 References

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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




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Job No: 492422
Posted: 5/10/2019
Application Due: 7/9/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable