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Adjunct Faculty- Department of Sociology & Criminology

University of Denver
USA, Denver, Colorado

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Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, Sociology
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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

This is a general posting that will serve to create a pool of applicants for adjunct faculty openings throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Should we have an opening and be interested in pursuing your application, we will contact you with specific information.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver has a strong award-winning faculty of 13 professors whose wide-ranging interests and active research mean youll work with top scholars in the field in the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (CAHSS). The department is 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). The University of Denver, in the heart of the Rocky Mountain region, describes itself as a 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 an R-1 research university.

Position Summary

The Department of Sociology and Criminology invites applications for adjuncts, in an open, on-going process.

Courses will be electives in either the sociology and criminology major. Examples include, but not limited to:

  • Crime and the Media
  • Crime and Inequality
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Social Problems
  • Deviance

The Department is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to our colleges commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Essential Functions

  • Teach one or more courses in a ten-week quarter.
  • Teach in-person, on campus courses meeting twice per week.
  • Hold weekly office hours.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the field (subject matter expertise).
  • 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 practices.
  • Required Qualifications

  • A completed MA prior to appointment (no exceptions). Degree may be from Sociology, Criminology, or any relevant field.
  • Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Ph.D. prior to appointment, in Sociology, Criminology, or related field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Work Schedule

    While the University's administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

    Application Deadline

    Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    Special Instructions

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

    Course Rate

    For AY 2023-2024, the standard adjunct rate for a 4-credit course will be $4772.00.

    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.

    For full consideration, please include the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest including what courses the candidate is interested in teaching and relevant teaching experience.
  • Teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching excellence
  • Letters of recommendation: Please supply the names and contacts for 3 references
  • The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran 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; the Americans with Disabilities Act; 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; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

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


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