Africana Studies Affiliate/Part-Time Instructor

Colorado, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Africana Studies Affiliate/Part-Time Instructor

Position Number: PTAAS1
Salary for Announcement: Commensurate with experience and education.
Employee Category: Affiliate Faculty
Department: Africana Studies

Position Summary:
Establishment of Department Pool for Affiliate/Part-Time Instructors of Africana Studies. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for affiliate/part-time departmental needs beginning Fall 2019 through Spring 2022.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Teach one or more courses during the day, evening, and/or weekend as needed. Courses to be offered: AAS 1010 Intro. to Africana Studies, AAS 2000, Social Movements and the Black Experience, AAS 2200 Politics and Black People, AAS 3300 The Black Community, AAS 3920, Hip-Hop Culture and Rap Music, and AAS 3400, Contemporary Africa.

Applicants will be available for consultation with students and expected to participate in normal departmental and community activities. 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 course coordination policies; being available, either face-to-face or electronically, which may include day, evening, off-campus, online and weekend classes 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.
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.

Required Qualifications:
Minimum of a Master’s degree in Africana Studies or a related Social Science or Humanities field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Africana Studies. Teaching experience is desirable. Ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a culturally diverse urban population.

Posting Date: 08/23/2019
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions:

Special Instructions to Applicant:
In addition to your application you must attach electronic versions of your resume, cover letter, references, and copies of transcripts.

If you are unable to attach electronic versions of your transcripts at time of application please submit to:

Domonic Velarde
Department of Africana Studies
Metropolitan State University of Denver
P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 41
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: (303) 615-1269

IF you have been previously employed as affiliate faculty by the department you will only need to attach a revised resume.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION at

Copies of official transcripts will be required of all finalists. The selected candidate will be required to provide Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities where degrees were awarded prior to a contract being finalized.

Applicants who have not been employed by the specific department that they are applying to must submit the following Additional Application materials in order to be considered as an Affiliate/Part-time Instructor. Additional Application materials required: 1) cover letter; 2) copies of transcripts; and 3) a list of three professional references with contact information: (Professional References-some departments request Letters of Reference here). Whenever possible please attach these materials to your application in the Online System. If the requested materials are not available electronically submit them directly to the department at: Department, Contact, e-mail, mailing address, and fax.

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