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Tracking Code800850 Job Description

The University of Denver has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, giving it a tradition of 150 years of academic excellence. The University of Denver's College of Professional and Continuing Studies, University College, is a leader in adult education, providing fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults.

Position Summary

The role of adjunct faculty in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Program is to teach students in nine Master's concentrations and eight Certificate concentrations. Our courses are offered in three primary formats including on-campus, online, and hybrid; for a select few courses we use a HiFlex course format. The University College uses Canvas, a Learning Management System (LMS), for all courses. As an adjunct faculty member, you will be provided with a complete course in a Canvas "course container." The course container comprises certain elements that you may not change, including the course title, course description, course learning outcomes, and the course gradebook. Within the course container you will be provided with a syllabus template for you to design your course syllabus. In order to encourage best practices in teaching, each University College adjunct faculty member must adhere to the University College's Baseline Faculty Expectations (BFE) that cover four areas: 1) before your class begins, 2) course management expectations, 3) course engagement expectations, and 4) communication expectations. Please visit https://universitycollege.du.edu/ict/ for a complete list of ICT Program concentrations and courses.

This is a non-benefited position.

Essential Functions

Before your class begins:

* Prepare and post the course syllabus using the University College syllabus template
* Perform updates to Canvas course container including lectures, activities, and discussion questions

Course Management Expectations:

* Adhere to Canvas use policies
* Work with students to address student performance
* Set clear expectations regarding assignments, grading, and class decorum
* Uphold academic integrity
* Uphold applicable writing guidelines as described in Turabian Manual for Writers

Course Engagement Expectations:

* Be professional, present, and engaged in the course with the students
* Provide specific and timely feedback on grades and assignments in Canvas
* Use career-relevant and current event examples to make material applicable to student's lives
* Utilize and engage diverse perspectives in teaching materials and practices
* Incorporate active, outcomes-based, hands-on activities that are collaborative, practice-based, and/or student led

Communication Expectations:

* Maintain professional communication and interaction with all members of the DU and University College community
* Reach our proactively about any concerns
* Respond promptly and meet deadlines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Knowledge of instructional design principles and best practices, teaching principles and best practices, course development skills, multimedia integration, and learning outcomes
* Demonstrated ability to select the most relevant instructional multimedia and/or tech tools, and write effective copy, texts, audio and video scripts
* Knowledge of and experience with higher education in general and adult learners in particular
* Knowledge of learning management tools and HTML
* Proven excellent project management skills
* Information analysis and management skills
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to work independently and in groups
* Strong desire to learn
* Ability to adapt priorities and focus

Required Qualifications

* Master's degree in an Information and Communications Technology related field or a Master's degree and Information and Communications Technology industry experience
* Successful college/university teaching experience with adults
* Work or academic experience congruent with the content of a course or courses offered within our Information and Communications Technology program

Preferred Qualifications

* Terminal degree in an Information and Communications Technology related field or a terminal degree and Information and Communications Technology industry experience
* Recognition of professional accomplishment in an area of expertise related to course or courses offered within our Information and Communications Technology program
* Publication in the Information and Communications Technology field
* Professional presentations related to the Information and Communications Technology field
* Licensing and/or certification by professional organizations
* Completion of an education/training program on adult learning or internship with a mentor
* Adult training experience in the Information and Communications Technology field

Application deadline

Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2018-2019 academic year. Preference will be given to early applications.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter and supporting materials how they will advance this commitment in their teaching. For questions related to this position, please contact recruiting@du.edu.

Please include the following with your application:

* CV (including any publications you may have and memberships to professional organizations pertaining to your area of expertize)
* Letter of interest to teach at University College (please look at our https://universitycollege.du.edu/ website to review course offerings and identify specific courses in which you are interested. Under "Master's Degree Concentrations" click on program name, required courses, number/title. Course description will pop up)
* Last degree, institution, discipline, and date awarded
* A list of three references and their contact information

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

DepartmentUniversity College (155)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular

About University of Denver

The University of Denver (www.du.edu ), the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region, enrolls approximately 9,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Denver as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive. Total undergraduate enrollment for Fall 2003 was 4,481, including 1,028 first-year, traditional undergraduate students. Graduate enrollment was 5,024. Overall, 105 nations are represented in the student body, and non-U.S. citizens comprise almost seven percent of the student population. U.S. News and World Report's annual undergraduate rankings place the University of Denver 87th among national doctoral universities and 48th among the top 86 private doctoral universities. In September 2003, the Wall Street Journal ranked the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business #44 among the world's top business schools. The DU College of Law is #78 in the U.S. News and World Report "2004 America's Best Graduate Schools" ranking.

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