Adjunct Faculty, Economics

University of Denver
USA, Colorado, Denver

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Professional Fields, Business & Management, Social Sciences, Economics
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Job Details

The Department of Economics is seeking Adjunct Instructors for the 2022/23 Academic Year. We are seeking qualified instructors to teach our "Introduction to Micro- and Macroeconomics" (ECON 1030), "Quantitative Methods" (ECON 2670), and / or a sophomore level elective. We prefer applicant that have some familiarity with economic history, the history of economic thought, philosophy of social science, and heterodox as well as mainstream perspectives on economic theory and policy. Candidates must demonstrate ability to in+--tegrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, diverse populations.

The Department offers a curriculum that emphasizes the understanding of the social apparatus that governs the production and distribution of goods and services, and of how economic theories have developed over time to address economic questions. Throughout the curriculum, we present alternative perspectives on the historical and present-day relevance of the material, employing primary sources and significant reading assignments, and we encourage assignments that require writing and critical thinking. The Economics Department is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (

Position Summary

Adjunct instructor(s) who can teach ECON 1030 "Introduction to Micro- and Macroeconomics", ECON 2670 "Quantitative Methods", and / or a sophomore level ECON elective (e.g., "Public Finance" or "International Economics"). For ECON 1030 and ECON 2670, the department will provide a course outline and required materials. DU is on a 10-week quarter system and preference will be given to instructors who can offer courses in-person on the DU campus. Ideally, we are looking for instructors who can also provide critical and historically grounded context to the concepts covered. Preference will be given to instructors with relevant prior teaching experience.

Essential Functions

Prepare lectures / class sessions that cover the required material, design assignments that test the students learning with reference to the stated Student Learning Outcomes, grade assignments, and hold regular office hours (in-person or virtually).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

We are always seeking instructors who can communicate the real-world relevance of economic ideas to students from diverse populations and can speak to the impacts of economic policy on typically underrepresented communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Economics required.
  • At least one prior term as independent instructor or GTA leading independent class sessions required.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • At least partial completion of a PhD in Economics or completed PhD in Economics preferred.
  • Experience as an independent instructor preferred.
  • Exposure to and interest in the History of Economic Thought and / or heterodox economics preferred.
  • Application Deadline
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Course Rate

    Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4,360 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.

    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. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter that specifies availability (quarter, preferred days / times, # of courses) and preferred courses applicant would like to teach.
    3. Teaching Statement that must address how you support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your teaching
    4. Materials that show evidence of success in teaching (e.g., summary of student evaluations, sample syllabi, etc.)
    5. Three references that can speak to your ability to teach.

    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 contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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