Adjunct Faculty, The Department of Psychology

Job description

The Department of Psychology is a research-oriented department which values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation and invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment (see for more information). 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 clinical child program ascribes to a clinical science model and belongs to the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

The University of Denvers 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 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 (include nearly 500 psychology majors), 5700 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 2019-2020 academic year to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, Child and Lifespan Development, Motivation and Emotion, Child Psychopathology, Topic in Social Psychology, and Clinical Psychology Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Introduction to Social Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.

Essential Functions

Job requirements include 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field
  • 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 positions are 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.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Laurel Shurtleff 303-871-3702 or

For full consideration, 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. C.V.
  4. List of 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: 492375
Posted: 8/14/2019
Application Due: 10/13/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable