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Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice - Teaching and Learning Sciences Department

University of Denver
Colorado, USA, Denver
$60000 - $627000 per year
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The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences (TLS) for a one-year, nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice. This is a benefited, full-time, one-year visiting appointment (non-tenure track) for the 2022-2023 academic year. Located in the city of Denver, DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs.

Denver is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Census data show that Denvers population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

TLS department includes areas such as School Psychology, Teacher Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Special Education, Gifted Education, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education with masters and doctoral degrees, certificates, specializations, and concentrations. The Department is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary

We seek a candidate with a proven record of excellence in teaching, field experience supervision, mentoring/advising, as well as who values our mission of serving the public good and inclusive excellence. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching and service. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. The position will require an innovative and critical thinker who can work within a dynamic and interprofessional environment.

Essential Functions

Specific responsibilities include teaching masters and doctoral courses to students in the TLS programs and advising graduate students in curriculum and instruction program and serving on program, department, and college committees.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction, teacher education, exceptional education, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
  • Prior experience in teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in working with diverse populations and demonstrated knowledge, experience, and versatility in inclusive pedagogy.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Although the area of specialty is open, we are seeking candidates who can advance our department priorities by teaching courses related to literacy, exceptionalities, culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
  • Special Instructions

    This position will commence on September 1, 2022. Interested candidates must apply online through for consideration. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click Apply Now to begin application. Questions regarding the application or recruitment process may be directed For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on June 6, 2022.

    Salary Grade Number:

    The salary grade for the position is UC.

    Salary Range:
    The salary range for this position is $60,000- $62,700.

    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.

    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. 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 alignment with the position including teaching interests and teaching philosophy.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Separate one-page statement on how your teaching, research, and field experience (if relevant) specifically addresses anti-racism, social justice, and inclusive excellence in education.
  • Contact information for three references.
  • The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non-discrimination-statement.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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