Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Policy and Management
Become an adjunct faculty member at a top 100 university and play a pivotal role in shaping the emerging practitioners in your field! The University of Denver has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, giving it a tradition of 150 years of academic excellence. As one of ten colleges at the University of Denver, University College is the college of continuing and professional studies and has been a leader in adult education since 1938. Our mission as a private institution dedicated to the public good is to deliver enduring professional growth and personal development by providing adult learners access to the University of Denver through alternative educational pathways. We seek adjunct instructors who will commit to and advance our mission and commitment to inclusive excellence. University College offers fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults. Learn more about University College at https://universitycollege.du.edu/about/.
We are currently seeking adjunct faculty with extensive industry experience in environmental policy and management who can facilitate the learning experience of adult learners in career-focused programs. Applicants should strive to exemplify our values: honor the individual, champion learning, transform lives, work together, and pursue excellence. The University of Denver deeply 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 http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html). Our adjunct faculty actively contribute to inclusive excellence goals through their teaching efforts and professional work. University College builds an educational community that embodies values of inclusivity and diversity. We embrace a commitment to inclusive excellence by fostering a welcoming environment for our diverse students, staff, and faculty to learn and grow.
The role of adjunct faculty in the Environmental Policy and Management program is to teach graduate students in one or more of our seven masters degree concentrations. Please visit https://universitycollege.du.edu/epm for a complete list of program concentrations and courses. Our courses are offered in four formats including on campus, online, HyFlex (on campus courses that are also available live online), and hybrid (60% on campus/40% online).
Adjunct faculty at University College are subject matter experts in their field and integrate professionally relevant, diverse examples into their teaching and discussions. They adhere to University College Faculty Teaching Expectations and meet the following expectations:
Prepare Course Container for the Quarter
- Prepare and post course syllabus using the University College syllabus template by deadlines.
- Update policies, ensure content is error-free, and become familiar with ed-tech tools embedded into the course.
Provide Subject Matter Expertise
- Make clear to students how content is professionally applicable.
- Foster and model critical thinking through videos that demonstrate or explain, discussions, and/or live synchronous sessions.
Maintain Regular and Consistent Instructor Presence in Your Course
- Integrate instructor-generated weekly videos.
- Employ University College-supported ed-tech tools.
- Consistently and equitably support and communicate with each student.
- Employ high engaged discussion facilitation.
- Engage in discussion boards with substantive comments no fewer than three days per week.
Provide Specific, Relevant, and Timely Feedback
- Provide feedback on student work within seven days of submission.
- Use grading rubrics for all assignments.
- Provide specific grading comments that foster growth, improvement, and learning.
- 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.
- 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.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.