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Teaching Assistant Professor or Assistant Professo

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA
$80000 - $105000 per year

Job Details

We invite applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor of the Practice. The position begins on September 1, 2024 and will hold a nine-month appointment over an academic year.
The successful candidate will work within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in a teaching capacity. In addition, this position will have the exciting opportunity to develop and implement curriculum for an expanded online Systems Engineering program and will report to the Director of the Systems Engineering Graduate Program.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for participating in the implementation of a new Masters program in Systems Engineering. The program requires teaching six Systems Engineering courses during the academic year, with an anticipated course load of two courses per quarter. We seek exceptional faculty who are willing to engage students inside and outside the classroom, deliver active and hands-on learning experiences, work in a non-traditional environment, and authentically support our mission and objectives for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ -

Teaching Professorial Series

  • Teaching Assistant Professors will be candidates in the first two to seven years of post-doctorate experience with documented potential for excellence in teaching. Appointments at this rank will be made first as a one-year contract renewable yearly for three years, followed by a three-year contract where renewal is contingent on formal performance review.
  • Professor of the Practice Series

  • Assistant Professors of the Practice will be candidates with a Ph.D. in an appropriate field of study and a minimum of three years of relevant experience or candidates with an M.S. degree in an appropriate field of study and a minimum of 11+ years of appropriate industry or equivalent experience with regionally recognized achievements.
  • Essential Functions

  • Develop and teach new/existing online courses, seminars, and workshops with an understanding of the needs for practical Systems Engineering.
  • Participate in the implementation of Systems Engineering program initiatives through collaboration with ECE faculty, RSECS leadership, community stakeholders, and potential corporate partners.
  • Provide service to the department as needed, including mentoring/advising students, supervising capstone/independent study projects.
  • Perform course assessments.
  • Provide services to the school, the university, and the profession.
  • Required Qualifications

  • PhD in engineering; or a Masters degree in Systems Engineering or related fields with 11+ years of:
  • Appropriate industry experience, or
  • Equivalent industry experience with regionally recognized achievements.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a teamwork mindset.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in a college or university setting, including teaching with modern technology.
  • Teaching experience in professional degree programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Experience with engineering design processes.
  • Working Environment

  • Standard office environment.
  • Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
  • Noise level is quiet to moderate.
  • Physical Activities

  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
  • 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

    For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) May 21, 2024.

    Special Instructions

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

    Salary Grade Number:

    The salary grade for the position is UC.

    Salary Range:

    Teaching Assistant Professor

  • The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $85,000.
  • Assistant Professor of the Practice

  • The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $105,000.
  • 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:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Diversity Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • 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 contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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