Adjunct Faculty, Driving Innovation with Technology
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado


Become an adjunct faculty member at a top 100 university and play a pivotal role in shaping the emerging practitioners in your field! 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. As one of ten colleges at the University of Denver, University College is the college of continuing and professional studies and has been a leader in adult education since 1938. Our mission as a private institution dedicated to the public good is to deliver enduring professional growth and personal development by providing adult learners access to the University of Denver through alternative educational pathways. We seek adjunct instructors who will commit to and advance our mission and commitment to inclusive excellence. University College offers fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults. Learn more about University College at https://universitycollege.du.edu/about/.

Position Summary

University College is currently seeking adjunct faculty with extensive industry experience in technology and innovation with emphasis on Transportation and Supply Chain, who can facilitate the learning experience of adult learners in a career-focused program.

Comprehensive experience in the transportation, logistics, supply chain industries, application and use of various technology tools including but not limited to:

  • Transportation Management Systems (TMS),
  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS),
  • Primary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems popularly in use with companies actively using such systems for Sales, Inventory, Operations, and Planning purposes (SIOP)
  • Optimization software
  • Modeling methodologies and systems
  • And similarly utilized technologies in the transportation and supply chain space by both shippers and carriers.

Likewise, the ideal leader of this course will be able to speak to the history of these technology approaches, evolution, and the future of technology as it applies to this element of industry.

The role of Innovation with Technology adjunct faculty is to teach graduate students enrolled in the M.S. in Transportation with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. Please visit https://transportation.du.edu/ for additional information on the program and courses. The M.S. in Transportation is taught as a six-consecutive quarter residency program. One week per 10-week quarter will be spent either in residence or on a planned field trip. This course is taught wholly within a single designated quarter.

University College uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas for all courses, regardless of delivery mode. Instructors will receive a designed course container and will be expected to manage and engage in the course while infusing real-world examples into the curriculum and offering a diversity of perspectives as presented through materials, resources, authors/readings, and speakers if applicable.

Applicants should strive to exemplify our values: honor the individual, champion learning, transform lives, work together, and pursue excellence. The University of Denver deeply values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html). Our adjunct faculty actively contribute to inclusive excellence goals through their teaching efforts and professional work. University College builds an educational community that embodies values of inclusivity and diversity. We embrace a commitment to inclusive excellence by fostering a welcoming environment for our diverse students, staff, and faculty to learn and grow. We embed the values of diversity and inclusivity in all our programs: lifelong learning opportunities and varied curricular offerings.

University College fosters a learning culture, where questions are expected; information and wisdom are shared; and community members respectfully challenge each other's perspectives and engage in personal reflection. We celebrate our successes, measure our progress, and realize our goals through collective action. We strive to be culturally aware of our behaviors; aim to ignite continuous growth within each individual; and seek to enhance our impact on students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Essential Functions

Adjunct faculty at University College are subject matter experts in their field and integrate professionally relevant, diverse examples into their teaching and discussions. They adhere to University College Faculty Teaching Expectations and meet the following expectations:

Prepare Course Container for the Quarter
  • Prepare and post course syllabus using the University College syllabus template by deadlines.
  • Update policies, ensure content is error-free, and become familiar with ed-tech tools embedded into the course.

Provide Subject Matter Expertise
  • Make clear to students how content is professionally applicable.
  • Foster and model critical thinking through videos that demonstrate or explain, discussions, and/or live synchronous sessions.

Maintain Regular and Consistent Instructor Presence in Your Course
  • Integrate instructor-generated weekly videos.
  • Employ University College-supported ed-tech tools.
  • Consistently and equitably support and communicate with each student.
  • Employ highly engaged discussion facilitation.
  • In online classes, engage in discussion boards with substantive comments no fewer than three days per week.

Provide Specific, Relevant, and Timely Feedback
  • Provide feedback on student work within seven days of submission.
  • Use grading rubrics for all assignments.
  • Provide specific grading comments that foster growth, improvement, and learning.

Foster an Engaged and Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Foster an environment in which students feel comfortable sharing their ideas, thoughts, and questions.
  • Facilitate active discussions that embrace a diversity of perspectives.
  • Ensure that you and your students engage in professional and appropriate communication.
  • Utilize and engage diverse perspectives in teaching materials and practices.

Model and Uphold Academic Standards
  • Report concerns regarding the DU Honor Code.
  • Use plagiarism-detection tool embedded in Canvas.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Extensive experience with the application of various technologies related to transportation and logistics and supply chain
  • The ability to teach the fundamentals of data modeling as applicable to this industry
  • Speak through the various strategies related to technology selection by application
  • Comprehensive experience in the process to develop a scope definition, procure, and implement various technologies applicable to this industry.
  • Knowledge of the history and evolution of technology
  • Build and Select a case study used to support the "lab" section of this course
    • The lab has a focus on
      • Data Modeling
      • Application of specific tools related to optimization
      • Etc.
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education in general and adult learners.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Information analysis
  • 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.
  • Commitment to showcasing a diverse range of perspectives, experts, authors, and resources.

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Transportation, Supply Chain, Marketing, or Business Administration , or 10+ years of extensive technology experience in the transportation and supply chain community.
  • Successful teaching/facilitation experience with adults or completion of an education/training program on adult learning.
  • Work or academic experience congruent with the content of a course or courses offered within our M.S. in Transportation program.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Recognition of professional accomplishment in an area of expertise related to course or courses offered within our transportation management program.
  • Publication in the transportation and/or supply chain field.
  • Professional presentations pertaining to technology in the transportation and/or supply chain field.
  • Licensing and/or certification by professional organizations.
  • Completion of an education or training program on adult learning or internship/mentorship that addresses adult learning principles and practices.

Application Deadline

Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2021-2022 academic year. Preference will be given to early applications.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Course Rate

This 4-credit course is paid $6000 for the quarter.

*Compensation is paid by course.

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 candidate's sex or any other protected status.

Benefits

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. 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:
  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest in teaching at University College and the Transportation and Supply Chain program at the Transportation Institute.
  2. CV
  3. Statement of experience in Sales & Marketing specifically with regards to the Transportation and Supply Chain elements of industry.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

Advertised: July 21, 2021
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