University of Colorado Visiting Assistant Professor in Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Visiting Assistant Professor -

Master of Humanities and Master of Social Science (MHMSS) Programs

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Master of Humanities and Master of Social Science (MHMSS) programs invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track two year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Denver.

The MHMSS programs are graduate level, interdisciplinary programs, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. They are two of the the oldest interdisciplinary programs in the region. Although distinct master degree plans, the MHMSS faculty, staff and students work closely with one another as a community of learners, scholars, and teachers. Together the programs have two-full-time tenure-track faculty (program Directors), one full time instructor (non-tenure track), affiliate lecturer(s), and a full-time Program Assistant. At any given time, the programs have between 80-100 graduate students at various stages in their studies. More information on the MHMSS programs can be found on our website:

Job responsibilities include teaching two graduate-level courses (at least one required core course) and up to two undergraduate courses (negotiable) per semester, creating new graduate courses appropriate to the interdisciplinary needs of the programs, advising and mentoring MHMSS graduate students, and program service. Preference given to candidates who demonstrate interdisciplinary research and teaching interest or experience. The ideal candidate will bring enthusiasm for spearheading student, alumni, and community engagement and outreach.

The University of Colorado Denver is Colorado’s only public urban research university. Our close connection with the nearby Anschutz Medical Campus offers access to state-of-the-art core facilities and cutting-edge medical research. CU Denver serves 15,000 students, and offers more than 100 degree programs across 8 schools and colleges. Our campus is located in downtown Denver, next to a vibrant commercial and cultural district, three major professional sports venues, the Denver Convention Center, the Performing Arts Center, and city and state government offices.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

*Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in a Humanities, Social Science or related field.

*Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching graduate level courses, experience mentoring master theses, a commitment to advancing student conference attendance/publications, knowledge of, and respect for, interdisciplinary culture and values, and a history of building bridges between university and the community.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *D0001 -- Denver Campus

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 15135