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Adjunct Faculty, Curriculum Development Kinesiology Program

University of Denver
Denver, USA, Colorado

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Job Details

This is a general posting that will serve to create a pool of applicants for adjunct faculty openings throughout the 2024-2025 academic year. Should we have an opening and be interested in pursuing your application, we will contact you with specific information.

About the University of Denver

The University of Denver (DU) is a top ranked, private university in a thriving city at the base of the Rocky Mountains. DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nations largest city park system and a thriving and fast-growing business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live.

About the Graduate School of Professional Psychology

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at DU was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country, under the then-new Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). GSPP provides four specialized masters programs: Sport Coaching, Sport and Performance Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health, as well as online certificates and continuing education. We also offer several fully online graduate certificates in sport, strength and conditioning, and fitness coaching.

The School also has a partially affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium, and several in-house and satellite training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. All GSPP programs provide comprehensive academic and applied training within an academic environment that values cooperation and collaboration and fosters critical thinking and self-determined functioning. GSPP has developed a collegial atmosphere with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork, and innovation.

Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion guides GSPP in the mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP 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. This includes acknowledging the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion of our academic community. We welcome applications from individuals who may have taken a nontraditional career path, taken time off for family or personal reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

About the Kinesiology Program

As of fall 2021, we launched the KINE undergraduate minor and as of the fall 2023 officially launched the KINE major. Our on-campus KINE major and minor undergraduate programs deliver a comprehensive, flexible, and progressive curriculum with challenging teaching and learning strategies to a community of diverse learners, alumni, and networks. We aim for our undergraduate KINE graduates to be well-prepared, curious, and ethical scholar-practitioners and leaders who integrate diverse ways of knowing to solve personal problems, address social issues, and live meaningful lives. The KINE program courses are taught by committed and highly qualified faculty.

Position Summary

At the current time, we are looking for adjunct faculty to design and/or teach course(s) to be taken on campus. We seek to fulfill adjunct faculty to design and/or teach courses in the KINE major and minor.

Essential Functions

Adjunct faculty are required to complete DU-wide online training, plan and teach courses (some courses are on-campus whereas others may be online using Zoom), be available to meet with students online or in-person, respond to student questions, assign and grade papers and exams as appropriate, and adhere to all relevant DU policies and procedures. All our faculty and adjunct instructors must be interested in, and committed to, improving their course design and/or course teaching.

  • Course design entails course preparations prior to the course being offered with students in session, which includes syllabi creation, course learning objectives, and the creation of learning content and materials. Courses need to be designed well ahead of the quarter in which they will be offered.
  • Course teaching involves teaching the course and facilitating materials with students in session during the quarter, which includes providing presenting content, facilitating learning materials, providing feedback to students, and providing concurrent instruction.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in or closely related to, or extensive knowledge of their field, practical sport, strength and conditioning, or kinesiology-related experience
  • The knowledge and skills to teach students in the KINE program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in a related field
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Work Schedule

    While the Universitys 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 Universitys academic calendars are posted on the registrars website: (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar here:

    Application Deadline

    Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for all academic quarters for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Special Instructions

    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. *Contact Dr. Clayton Kuklick with questions:

    Course Rate

    As defined in the essential functions of the position, this adjunct job description pertains to providing course design and/or course teaching.

    For Course design, which would occur prior to the course, we provide a rate of approximately $597 per credit hour (i.e., 4 credit hour course design = $2, 388).

    For course teaching KINE courses, which entails teaching when students are in session, we are pleased to compensate instructors at a rate of approximately $1,193 per credit hour for 2023/2024 (i.e., 4 credit hour teaching = $4, 772) and $1,265 per credit hour for 2024/2025 (i.e., 4 credit hour teaching = $5,060).

    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.


    These positions are non-benefited. 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. CV
    2. Cover letter which denotes what course(s) you are interested in teaching

    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.


    Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.

    The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

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    Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

    Collaborative, Experiential Learning

    Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving.

    In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.

    The University of Denver Culture

    Across the University of Denver’s many divisions, departments, and offices, supervisors are searching for new employees who strive to excel and innovate, prize integrity, and who value the opportunity to engage with the community.  The University is always looking for creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who want to know more and do more.

    At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity. University of Maryland, Baltimore

    For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

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