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Adjunct Faculty - Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Department

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2023

Position Title
Adjunct Faculty - Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Department
Job Description

The Department of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) invites applicants for a part-time position as adjunct instructors for Nature and Human Values (NHV). The course combines composition with professional and environmental ethics. Topics include writing instruction, ethical philosophy, science and engineering ethics, and environmental justice. More information on the course can be found at this link.

Opportunities are available for Fall 2023 for up to two sections of the course. For full consideration for Fall 2023, please submit applications by April 15, 2023. The 2023-2024 Nature and Human Values adjunct instructor applicant pool will expire on June 30, 2023.

The Nature and Human Values program hires the most new adjunct instructors for the Fall semester each year. Fewer course sections are offered in the spring and summer semesters, and available sections are assigned to returning adjuncts based on seniority and demonstrated teaching excellence.


Primary Responsibilities:
  • Instruct students in composition and professional and environmental ethics
  • Measure student progress toward learning outcomes by grading and giving feedback on written and oral assignments
  • Facilitate discussions around moral and ethical issues related to the engineering profession
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Hold regular office hours
  • Engage students on Canvas and by email
  • Participate in occasional meetings for course instructors and respond in a timely manner to emails from the coordinator
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Masters in a field related to composition, ethics, or environmental studies
  • Ability to provide meaningful feedback on student writing
  • Ability to lead inclusive conversations about ethics and morality
  • Ability work with existing program curriculum and develop new assignments and materials as needed.
  • Ability to navigate online learning management systems (Canvas)

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field related to composition, ethics, or environmental studies
  • Advanced skills in using learning management systems (Canvas)

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload a CV and cover letter. References will not be requested until later in the selection process.

Contact Dorie Chen, Human Resources, at with any questions.
Pay Range

The salary range for this course stipend is between $5,500 and $6,500 per section.

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. The state of Colorado portfolio of benefits to classified employees includes medical, dental, disability insurance, life insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, discount programs, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Classified employees at Mines are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), paid holidays and vacation/sick leave. For additional plan details, please visit the State of Colorado Employee Benefits page .
Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Mar 29, 2023 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 30, 2023 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time

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