Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor – Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Denver, Colorado, United States
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Job description

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary professional school of international studies that prepares students for careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world.

Position Summary 

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies seeks a highly-qualified individual to serve as a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor to serve as the primary teaching resource for general and security specific quantitative methods and statistics courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The appointment is for one year with an option, by mutual agreement, for a second year. The ideal candidate has extensive professional and/or academic experience with research methods and quantitative analysis techniques associated with addressing current global, international, or national security questions as well as general statistical methods. A Master’s degree in a relevant professional/academic field is a minimum requirement; PhD preferred. The Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor will teach a total of six courses over three quarters of which two or three would be graduate level general statistics courses, two or three would be graduate level security program specific methods/quantitative analysis courses, and one would be a general undergraduate quantitative methods and design course. The specific courses and the arrangement of those courses across the three quarters are negotiable.

The position begins September 1, 2018.

Essential Functions

  • Teach a total of six courses over three quarters.
  • Five of the six courses would be graduate level courses.
  • One of the six courses would be an advanced undergraduate course.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive professional and/or academic experience with research methods and quantitative analysis techniques associated with addressing current global, international, or national security questions.
  • Clear ability to successfully teach general statistics courses to a graduate student population.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant professional/academic field.
  • Professional and/or academic experience with research methods and quantitative analysis techniques associated with addressing current global, international, or national security questions.
  • Evidence of potential for high-quality teaching across diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant professional/academic field.
  • Documented teaching success at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.
  • Professional experience working for or closely with governmental or private sector policy institutions.

Application Deadline

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
  • For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, May 28, 2018.

How to apply

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact Emily Hinga at emily.hinga@du.edu

Please include the following documents with your application:

Letter of interest
C.V.
Teaching statement
Two letters of recommendation sent to Emily.Hinga@du.edu

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities. The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.