Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Sciences Affiliate/Part-Time Instructor

Position Number

Salary for Announcement

Science, Adjunct Faculty – Hourly by Term

Employee Category
Affiliate Faculty

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

EClass Code
Part-Time Affiliate Faculty

Position Summary

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking affiliate faculty (Category III) to teach courses in SCI 2610, Integrated Physical and Chemical Sciences, and/or SCI 2600, Integrated Biology and Earth Science. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for affiliate/part-time departmental needs beginning Fall 2020-Spring 2023.

The University 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 groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and racial and ethnic minorities to apply.


Qualified applicants will teach SCI 2610, examines the nature of energy and matter, their interactions and changes, and the application of fundamental scientific concepts to the study the natural world. These concepts are explored through hands-on laboratory experiments that focus on the basic principles of physics and chemistry. SCI 2600, Integrated Biology and Earth Science, and/or SCI 2610, Integrated Physical and Chemical Sciences.

SCI 2600 surveys the fundamental scientific principles and systems in biology and the earth sciences by examining the basic building blocks of life, evolution of life, the human body, structure and development of ecosystem, terrestrial formations and surface processes, atmospheric processes, the solar system, as well as the universe. SCI 2600 includes laboratory experiments that focus on biology and the earth sciences.

Further information can be found on the EAS and University websites (e.g., search the University Catalog).

The successful candidate will be willing and able to work and interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff and should be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.

Affiliate faculty are part-time, at-will employees hired to teach on a per credit hour basis for specific classes, as needed, usually on a semester by semester basis. Affiliate faculty are not covered under the University’s benefit program. Teaching assignments are dependent on both budget and enrollment. An affiliate faculty member’s duties include: meeting assigned classes or delivering on-line content consistent with university, college/school, and departmental policies; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if appropriate, with department course coordination policies; being available, either face to face or electronically, to students in assigned classes to provide additional academic support as needed and appropriate for the teaching assignment; and complying with university-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies.

Teaching may also include online, face to face, and hybrid instruction; face-to-face instruction may include day, evening, and weekend as needed.

Special Instructions:

If you have previously worked for the EAS Department, you are required to attach a revised Curriculum Vitae.

If you have not previously worked for the EAS Department, you are required to attach the following:

1) Cover Letter/Letter of Application
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Unofficial Transcripts
4) References

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and/or any EAS related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate and teaching experience.

Experience working with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and English language learners.

Posting date

Closing date

Closing Instructions
Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system at

If you have previously worked for the department you will only need to attach a revised CV.

If you have not previously worked for the department you will need to attach all the requested documentation.

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MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan 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 50% first generation students and over 45% 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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. References
  4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

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