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Adjunct Faculty, Transportation Legal Studies: Contracts and Regulation

University of Denver
USA, Denver, Colorado

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Position Summary

The Transportation Institute at the University of Denver is currently seeking adjunct faculty with extensive industry experience in transportation law who can facilitate the learning experience of adult learners in career-focused programs.

The role of adjunct faculty in the Legal Studies: Contracts and Regulation course is to teach graduate students enrolled in the M.S. in Transportation Management the overarching concepts of laws, contracting, and regulatory affairs that pertain to this industry. Particular emphasis will be placed on contracts between shippers and carriers, regulatory impacts related to import/export, principal legal requirements for carriers, and the general Federal & Administrative law that pertains to trade, transportation, and supply chain in general.

Please visit for additional information on the program and courses. The M.S. in Transportation Management is taught as a six-consecutive quarter residency program. One week per 10-week quarter will be spent either in residence or on a planned field trip. This course is taught wholly within a single designated quarter.

Essential Functions

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 experience with application of legal principles related to transportation and supply chain.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements as applicable to Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain industries actively engaged in shipping, procurement, and trade of goods.
  • Experience in all manner of the administrative law including different legal approaches to contracting given a variety of complexities between parties.
  • Extensive knowledge in the regulatory aspects related to international import and export trade.
  • Working knowledge of trade and transportation organizations that contribute to and influence public policy
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education in general and adult learners.
  • Information analysis and management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups.
  • Commitment to showcasing a diverse range of perspectives, experts, authors, and resources.

Required Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctorate in Law from an accredited university and 5+ years of legal administrative practice preferably in the transportation or supply chain community. (as a carrier, shipper, manufacturer, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 M.S. in Transportation program.
  • Recognition of professional accomplishment in an area of expertise related to course or courses offered within our transportation management program.
  • Publication in the transportation and/ or supply chain field.
  • Professional presentations related to the transportation and/or supply chain 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.
Course Rate
This 2-credit course is paid $3000 for the quarter.
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.
Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest in teaching at University College and the Transportation and Supply Chain program at the Transportation Institute.
  2. CV
  3. Statement of Experience in Sales & Marketing specifically with regards to the Transportation and Supply Chain elements of industry.


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