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Affiliate Instructor - School of Hospitality (Events)

Company: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentHospitality, Tourism & EventsBy applying to this posting, you are entering an applicant pool for affiliate faculty. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed. The number of these temporary, part-time, 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 School of Hospitality at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) invites applications for temporary, part-time affiliate faculty teaching positions.For more information about the School of Hospitality, please visit: .MSU Denver enrolls over 16,000 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.Responsibilities

  • Teach 3+ credit hours. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to: Wedding Planning, Event Industry, Event Project Management, Event Planning, Event Support Systems, Hospitality Promotions, Trade Shows and Expositions, and Special Event Production
  • Will work and interact with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff
  • Will demonstrate ability to effectively infuse technology into coursework
  • Will be available for consultation with studentsAn 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; conducting student assessments as prescribed by curriculum; maintaining office hours; and complying with university-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies.Required QualificationsCompletion of a Master's degree in the field in which the faculty member is assigned to teach ORa Bachelor's degree in a hospitality-related discipline plus professional experience that is current at the time of hire, that has been substantial in terms of duration and level of responsibility, and that clearly links to the field in which the faculty member is expected to teach. Normally, this experience is no less than ten consecutive years with increasing levels of responsibility and significant levels of supervisory experience.If the Master's degree is outside the field in which the faculty member is assigned to teach, there is an increased expectation of substantial professional work experience in the discipline.Preferred QualificationsNationally recognized certificates and licenses relevant to the field in which the faculty member is assigned to teach. (e.g., CMP, CMM, CGMP, etc.)Terms 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.Qualified candidates will be expected to teach in person/on campus upon hire.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 ApplyCandidates must apply online through MSU Denver's career site, , and submit the following required materials:Required Documents
    • Curriculum vitae or resumeOptional Documents
      • Cover Letter
      • Copies of all unofficial transcripts
      • A list of three professional references with 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 , Affiliate Instructor - School of Hospitality (Events), Education / Teaching , Denver, Colorado

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