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Adjunct Faculty, Bachelor of Arts Completion Program - Environmental Studies

University of Denver
Denver, USA, Colorado

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Position Summary
We are currently seeking adjunct faculty with extensive industry experience in environmental policy, management, science, or related field to teach the following courses:

  • ENVU 3150 Environmental Decision-Making: This course provides a broad introduction to environmental decision-making processes with emphasis on understanding the step-by-step methodologies that can be applied in a number of diverse situations. The class combines analytical methods drawn from the decision sciences and applied ecology with insights from cognitive psychology. By analyzing a series of exigent environmental issues, students will learn the how to apply appropriate decision methodologies to both complex and simple environmental decisions. The elements of normative, descriptive, and prescriptive decision strategies will be introduced, and students will gain hands on experience applying these three decision strategies in different environmental contexts. Decision biases as well as choice architectures are presented, and the implications of personal values, beliefs, and principles for effective decision making are explored.
  • ENVU 3200 Ecology and Ecosytems: This course is intended to provide a basic but firm understanding of the science of ecology from an ecosystem perspective. Students examine the ways in which those underlying principles and knowledge describe the world, how ecosystems function, and what services those systems and the discipline provide to mankind and the earth. Ecology as a scientific discipline has existed for more than a century, but in recent years has become increasingly important for understanding the basis and possible solutions to a myriad of environmental issues. Overall, this course provides the basic vocabulary and the underlying principles that give the science of ecology and ecosystems form and function.

Essential Functions

  • 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 environmental law, regulations, and policy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to showcasing a diverse range of perspectives, experts, authors, and resources.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in environmental policy or related field or a masters degree and environmental policy industry experience.
  • Successful teaching/facilitation experience with adults or completion of an education/training program on adult learning.
  • 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 or training program on adult learning or internship/mentorship that addresses adult learning principles and practices.

Application Deadline
Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2021-2022 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.
Course Rate
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:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest in teaching at University College and the Environmental Policy and Management program.
  2. CV


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