Human Services

Colorado, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 18, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Human Services & Counseling Affiliate Faculty

Position Number: PTHSP1
Salary for Announcement: Salary is based on the number of credit hours assigned at a rate determined by University policy.
Employee Category: Affiliate Faculty
Department: Human Services

Position Summary:
The Department of Human Services & Counseling offers two majors; Fire and Emergency Response Administration and Human Services. Human Services offers concentrations in addiction studies, high risk youth studies, mental health counseling, and nonprofit studies. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for Affiliate/part-time departmental needs starting Fall 2019 through Spring 2020.

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.

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 eligible for benefit coverage under the University’s benefit program. All such teaching assignments are dependent on budget and enrollment. An affiliate faculty member’s duties include: meeting assigned classes or delivering on-line content consistent with university, college/school, and department policies; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if appropriate, with department 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; returning student work in a timely fashion; meeting all university and department grade submission deadlines; and complying with university-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies.

Required Qualifications:
Master’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; CAC III/LAC and State approval required for certain addiction studies classes.

Posting Date: 07/26/2019
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
The Department of Human Services offers concentrations in Addiction Studies, Domestic Violence Counseling, High Risk Youth Studies, Mental Health Counseling, and Nonprofit Studies.

We review the affiliate pool two or three times per year and hire for specific classes on an as needed basis. We interview applicants based on their expertise in the specific classes we need to fill. It is important for your cover letter to explain your experience and 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 your 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.

**Please note that we only contact applicants if we have a class available in your area of expertise. When a class becomes available, we contact the most qualified applicants for interviews.

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