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Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer
University of Kansas


Date Posted May 22, 2018
Title Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer
University University of Kansas
Department African/African Amer Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
  • Lawrence, KS
    United States
 
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures
    African American Studies
 
 

Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer

African/African Amer Studies

Position Overview

The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) at the University of Kansas invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit online applications to the lecturer pool to be considered for part-time and/or full-time, temporary, lecturer positions for non-language classes and languages classes (e.g., Amharic, Somali, Hausa or Haitian Creole). Positions vary and are dependent upon the need for instructors, if any, for courses being offered each semester. These are non-tenure-track members of the faculty whose primary role is instructional.

The lecturer position will be for teaching Non-Language courses, and/or Language courses.

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in AAAS, consistent with departmental instructional needs.

The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

Regular Lecturer Duties

100% – Regular Lecturer Duties:
Teach a specified number of either undergraduate or graduate courses per semester.

  • Teach one to four 3-hour or 5-hour course(s) as assigned by the Chair of the Department.
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements in consultation with the Department for a substitute to teach the class. Classes should not be cancelled.
  • Provide instruction throughout the semester. Develop assignments, administer exams, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Hold regular office hours for students that are enrolled in the classes taught.
  • Lecturers may assume limited advising duties and attend in-service professional development meetings designed to improve teaching, as determined by the Chair of the Department.
  • Adhere to Departmental, College, and University policies.

Online Lecturer or Course Developer Duties

100% – Online Lecturer Duties:
Teach a specified number of either undergraduate or graduate courses per semester.

  • Prepare for and attend all online class meetings. Provide timely feedback and instructor/student interaction in asynchronous online course format with occasions for online office hours and/or Q&A sessions. Regular weekly interaction is expected in online courses.
  • Provide instruction for course(s). Classes are generally in an 8-week or mini-semester format. Class meetings will generally be asynchronous, but instructional expectations match those of the face-to-face experience.
  • Administer assignments, tests, evaluate student work, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Be available for students involved in classes taught. "Office hours" may include a set time where students can contact the instructor, but must also include expectations for timely responses to student inquiries outside of a set contact time.
  • Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.

100% – Online Course Developer Duties:
Build an online course for the unit and/or the College Online Programs.

  • Design the course in accordance with departmental guidance and KU standards, which include working with instructional design staff in the Center for Online and Distance Learning.
  • Work in a collaborative environment, utilizing the expertise of the other major instructors in the program, unit, or center.
  • Complete the course design process within a specific deadline to ensure the course is fully designed and quality reviewed prior to the date the course is to be offered, as determined by the academic department.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in C.V., and (3) information provided from professional references.

Required qualifications for Non-Language courses
1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the undergraduate course(s) of interest, OR a terminal degree in a discipline relevant to graduate-level course(s) of interest to teach graduate courses.
2. Demonstrated background and knowledge in the African and/or African-American course of interest.

Required qualifications for Language courses
3. A minimum of a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the respective language or languages, OR a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) or more years of distinguished teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the respective language or languages.
4. Demonstrated near-native or native language ability, and knowledge of the culture(s) where the respective language is spoken.
5. A consistent record of participation in professional development in the languages (e.g., workshops, certificate programs, etc.), plus a record of research and publication that, in the aggregate, substantially meets the equivalent training that would be equivalent to an M.A. or Ph.D. program designed for instructors in the languages.
6. An extensive record of professional experience as a practitioner of language.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications for Non-Language Courses
1. A J.D. or Doctorate in a discipline relevant to the course(s) of interest.
2. Five (5) or more years of distinguished teaching experience at post-secondary level; evidence of prior success in teaching at the post-secondary level (e.g., course evaluations or supervisor ratings).
3. Practical field experience in area-specific culture.
4. Expertise with online instructional technologies, as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications for Language Courses
5. A Doctorate in the respective language or languages.
6. Five (5) or more years of distinguished teaching experience in the languages at the post-secondary level.
7. Evidence of prior success in teaching at the post-secondary level (e.g., course evaluations or supervisor ratings).
8. Prior experience with online instructional technologies.

Contact Information to Applicants

Roxie Lytle
afs@ku.edu
785-864-3054

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application will include a letter of application, a vitae detailing specific subject areas the applicant is qualified to teach and/or develop, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Deadline/ Review Date: Ongoing

Estimated Start Date: Ongoing


 
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