The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver is a vibrant department of eight productive, nationally recognized scholar-teachers who have attracted a growing cadre of undergraduate majors, double majors and graduate students in the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (CAHSS). We are strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, in full accord with the value that DU places on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Ours is a high-profile department in the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, which describes itself as a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a research university with higher research activity. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies, and our courses also contribute to the undergraduate core curriculum, the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies minor, the Middle East Studies minor, and the Gender and Womens Studies program. We are core contributors to the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion, which the University of Denver shares with the Iliff School of Theology.
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for three adjunct positions in Winter 2022:
- An undergraduate, core curriculum course, RLGS 2117 Religions of India, Wed/Fri 10-11:50am
- A mixed undergraduate/MA level course, RLGS 3300 Psychology of Religion, Tues/Thurs 2-3:50pm
- A mixed undergraduate/MA level course, RLGS 3693 Religion and Media, Wed 6-9:50pm
Syllabi for these courses are on file but the successful candidates would be welcome to design syllabi of their own.
The Department is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to our Colleges commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including through implementing inclusive teaching and learning principles in the classroom. Please note that we are not a theology or ministry department, and that the University of Denver is a secular institution.
- Teach one course in our ten-week winter quarter
- Teach in-person, on campus courses meeting once or twice per week, 1h 50 minutes (with a ten-minute break in the middle) or 3h 50 minutes (with two ten-minute breaks)
- For the undergraduate course, meet DUs core curriculum learning outcomes
- For the mixed-level courses, delineate distinct readings and assignment requirements for undergraduate and MA students
- Hold weekly office hours and communicate responsively to students via email
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of the field (subject matter expertise)
- Knowledge of contemporary pedagogical approaches and philosophies
- Ability to use Canvas
- Ability to provide feedback to students in a timely manner
- Commitment to utilizing and engaging a diverse range of perspectives, scholars, approaches, and resources in teaching materials and practice
- Completed Ph.D. prior to appointment (no exceptions). Degree may be from religious studies or any relevant field with appropriate religious studies training
- Record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training
- Theoretical training that includes familiarity with a diverse range of scholars
- Strong oral and written communication skills
Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4,233 per course.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.
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For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday August 30th, 2021.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Letter of Interest; including an explanation of teaching experience and pedagogical approaches.