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Adjunct Professor-Department of Anthropology

University of Denver
USA, Colorado, Denver

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The Department of Anthropology aims to be a leading voice in publicly engaged anthropological study. Connecting scientific and humanistic research methods across disciplines deepens our attunement to the diversity of human experience and allows for meaningful cultural exchange. Our experiential learning environments situate students as engaged learners and ethical citizens with respect for cultural and natural heritage. The Department of Anthropology 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 our "Indigenous Environment" (ANTH 3310, winter 2023 quarter), "Medical Anthropology" (ANTH 3320, winter 2023 quarter), and/or "Cultural Anthropology" (ANTH 2010, spring 2023 quarter). DU is on a 10-week quarter system and we are looking for 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.
  • 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 anthropological ideas to students from diverse populations and can speak to the impacts of economic policy on typically underrepresented communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Anthropology 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 Anthropology or completed PhD in Anthropology preferred.
  • Experience as an independent instructor preferred.
  • Application Deadline

    Position will be open until filled. For preferred consideration for winter quarter, please apply by September 30, 2022. Applications for spring quarter will be considered on a rolling basis until our teaching needs are covered.

    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:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter that specifies availability (quarter, preferred days / times, # of courses) and preferred courses applicant would like to teach.
  • Teaching Statement that must address how you support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your teaching
  • Materials that show evidence of success in teaching (e.g., summary of student evaluations, sample syllabi, etc.)
  • 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 universitys 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 universitys complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see

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


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