University of Colorado Denver

School of Education & Human Development

HDFR Undergraduate Lecturer (part-time)

Position #635444, Requisition #23398


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The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The School of Education & Human Development will establish and maintain a pool of Lecturers for future appointments to temporary, part-time, non-tenure-track positions. Lecturers are limited to two courses per term. This will be a semester-by-semester appointment, with the possibility of renewal. This temporary Lecturer pool is anticipated to remain continuously active through 2022 - at that point, all applications will be cleared from the pool. You are welcome to reapply to the new posting after that date.

Lecturers selected from this pool will become vital members of the School’s innovative education programs. For information on the specific programs and courses offered please visit

The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver is a highly collaborative program that includes university faculty and P-12 educators and community members. Our mission is to prepare and inspire teacher leaders to have a profound impact in fostering student opportunity, achievement and success in urban and diverse communities. Faculty develop and maintain close partnerships with schools and other educational and community agencies situated in social and economic contexts with diverse student and community populations.

The University of Colorado Denver is the premier urban research university in Colorado and is committed to becoming one of the top ten urban institutions in the country. The School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) strives to provide national expertise on educational issues and socially just solutions for urban and diverse communities. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, whose population is increasingly diverse (32% Latino, 11% African American), the SEHD, accredited by NCATE, has taken a leadership role in preparing professionals to work in diverse schools, agencies and related settings. The SEHD emphasizes diverse collaborative partnerships including PK-12 schools, local communities, businesses, government agencies, private foundations, and other universities and colleges.

Job Responsibilities:

The purpose of this posting is to expand our pool of Lecturers available to teach courses. These are temporary, part-time Lecturer positions, as we build our capacity to offer quality instruction to all students in the School of Education and Human Development.

Teaching assignments may fluctuate and are contingent upon the schedule of courses offered each term, the required number of student enrollments in your tentatively scheduled course(s), and budget availability. Thus, we cannot guarantee that you will teach particular courses or that you will actually teach in a given term.

HDFR Teaching Courses

The HDFR Program focuses family diversity and social justice across the ecological life span. We are the first HDFR/HDFS program in North America to teach bilingual English and Spanish courses and one of the few programs that focuses on family diversity and social justice in North America. The HDFR Program is seeking out lecturers to teach in our undergraduate HDFR BS program. We are seeking individuals who can teach courses in human development, family relations and family diversity.  We interested in hiring individuals who can teach courses during the day, evening and some online.

Examples of Courses titles in Spring 2022:

  • HDFR 1000: Global Human Development and Learning
  • HDFR 1010: Life Span Development in Ecological Settings
  • HDFR 2110: Child Ecology (Child Development)
  • HDFR 2200: Love, Family and Human Development
  • HDFR 3250: Families in Global Perspectives
  • HDFR 3400: Love, Couples and Families.  
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring rate for this position has been established at $4,500 (increasing to $4,750 beginning in Fall 2022), for a fully enrolled 3 credit course. Please note that under enrolled courses may be canceled and pay is prorated for under enrolled courses that have not been canceled.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This part-time appointment is not eligible for group health, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities. 

Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Significant successful teaching or work experience in K-12 or with individuals, children, families and communities. The potential to teach HDFR undergraduate course. At a minimum, an earned master’s degree in relevant content area.
 Undergraduate Lecturer Minimum Qualifications

    M.A. or M.S. in Education, Human Development, Family Relations, Counseling and Couples and Family Therapy/Marriage and Family Therapy or Master’s of Social Work.                                                                                                      B.A. or B.S. in Human Development, Family Relations, or a closely related discipline, AND a M.A. or M.S. in any field in addition to at least 18 graduate level credit hours in Education, Human Development and Family Relations or closely related degree. If the Master’s Degree is in an unrelated field, the candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of successful experience in the field related to the course documented on the CV. Candidates need to supply some evidence (e.g., subject matter expertise or leadership expertise) of experience.
Desired Qualifications: 

    M.A. or M.S. in Education, Human Development, Family Relations, Counseling and Couples and Family Therapy/Marriage and Family Therapy or Master’s of Social Work.  Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.Experience teaching online or with blended/hybrid models
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Oct 28, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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