We are currently seeking adjunct faculty with extensive experience in writing creatively and publishing in four key genres: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and/or Drama.
The role of adjunct faculty in the Professional Creative Writing program is to teach graduate students in one or more of our four masters degree concentrations. Please visit https://universitycollege.du.edu/pwri/ for a complete list of program concentrations and courses. Our courses are offered in three formats including on campus, online, and hybrid (60% on campus/40% online). University College uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas for all courses, regardless of delivery mode.
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. We embed the values of diversity and inclusivity in all our programs: lifelong learning opportunities and varied curricular offerings.
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
- Provide Subject Matter Expertise
- Maintain Regular and Consistent Instructor Presence in Your Course
- Provide Specific, Relevant, and Timely Feedback
- Foster an Engaged and Inclusive Learning Environment
- Model and Uphold Academic Standards
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Extensive knowledge of and experience with writing and publishing creative work.
- Ability to effectively convey key concepts and strategies for writing creatively and support them through the choose of relevant instructional materials , including texts, presentations, multimedia resources, and/or educational tech tools.
- Ability to provide clear, precise assignment instructions and actionable feedback and guidance to students.
- Knowledge of and experience with higher education in general and adult learners in particular.
- Commitment to presenting and honoring diverse perspectives, cultural experiences, life circumstances, and goals for writing and publishing.
- Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to adapt to changing systems, procedures, and priorities.
- Masters degree in creative writing or related field or any masters degree along with significant publishing experience.
- Successful teaching/facilitation experience with adults.
- Work or academic experience congruent with the content of a course or courses offered within our Professional Creative Writing program.
- Terminal degree in creative writing or a related field.
- Publication in the field of creative literature and/or authorship of material produced for performance on stage or in other media.
- Recognition of professional accomplishment in one or more areas of expertise related to courses offered in our Professional Creative Writing program.
- Professional presentations related to the field of creative writing and publishing.
- Successful teaching experience with adults.
- Completion of an education or training program on adult learning or internship with a mentor.
Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2021-2022 academic year. Preference will be given to early applications.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Stipend is determined by enrollment.
- 1 student = $600
- 2 students = $1,200
- 3 students = $2,400
- 4-8 students = $2,650
- 9-14 students = $3,750
- 15-23 students = $4,150
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter outlining your interest in teaching at University College and the Professional Creative Writing program
- CV or résumé