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Human Services and Counseling Affiliate Instructor

Company: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentHuman ServicesBy applying to this posting, qualified applicants will be placed into a department pool and considered for part-time departmental needs. The number of these temporary, non-tenure track academic positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the program. As such, not everyone in the applicant pool for this position will be contacted and/or selected to teach. Position SummaryThe Department of Human Services and Counseling at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) invites applications for part-time affiliate faculty teaching positions. The department offers two majors: Fire and Emergency Response Administration and Human Services; a concentration in Addiction Studies; and areas of focus in trauma and high risk youth.For more information about the Department of Human Services and Counseling in our College of Health and Human Sciences, please visit: .MSU Denver enrolls over 17,000 students, where nearly 60% are first generation and over 55% are students of color. Located in downtown Denver, we are a designated (HSI), an INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity () Award winner for 10 consecutive years, and the only certified institution in Colorado. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today's college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups.ResponsibilitiesAn affiliate faculty member's duties include but are not limited to: teaching assigned classes in person or online by delivering course content to students, preparing course materials and lesson plans, grading student work, providing students with robust feedback in a timely manner, addressing student questions consistent with university, college/school, and department policies, and providing online or in person academic support to students as needed and appropriate for the teaching assignment; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if required, with department course coordination policies; maintaining office hours; and complying with university-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies.Applicants may be asked to teach in-person, online, or in hybrid capacities dependent upon course needs. The ability to adapt and learn new modes of instruction is highly encouraged. Candidates need to be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student population.Required QualificationsMaster's degree in Human Services, Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Gerontology, Rehabilitation, Women's Studies, Communication, Nonprofit Studies, Behavior Science or related field; or tested experience (FERA)Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the field
  • Teaching experience or experience presenting or facilitating educational activities
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • LAC and State approval required for certain addiction studies classesTerms of EmploymentAffiliate faculty are part-time, at-will employees hired to teach on a per credit hour basis for specific classes, usually on a semester-by-semester basis. Affiliate faculty are not eligible for benefit coverage under the University's benefit program. All such teaching assignments are dependent on budget and enrollment.Salary for AnnouncementThe final salary is based on the number of credit hours assigned at a rate determined by university policy.For more information, please visit: How to ApplyThe Department of Human Services and Counseling offers a concentration in addiction studies and focus areas in trauma and high risk youth. The department reviews the pool several times a year and hires for specific classes on an as-needed basis. Candidates are interviewed based upon their expertise in the specific classes that need to be filled. Your cover letter should explain your experience, expertise, and which types of classes you believe you are qualified to teach.Providing specific class titles is very helpful (see the online university catalog for a list of course descriptions). In addition, please address any teaching experience. If you do not have teaching experience, describe related experience and skills that will support effective teaching as well as your teaching philosophy.Candidates must apply online through MSU Denver's career site, . Complete applications will include the following materials:Required Documents
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Cover letterOptional Documents
      • Copies of all unofficial transcripts
      • A list of three professional references and their contact informationApplicants will notice on the application portal there is one location (the resume/cover letter submission field) to upload all required materials. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field; alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF and upload. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.Closing DateOpen Until FilledPosting RepresentativeTanya RogowskyPosting Representative Emailtrogowsk@msudenver.eduBenefitsMSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at.Diversity StatementMetropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Keywords: Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver , Human Services and Counseling Affiliate Instructor, Education / Teaching , Denver, Colorado

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