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***INTERNAL*** Director and Associate Professor or Full Professor
University of Kansas

Date Posted Feb. 3, 2020
Title ***INTERNAL*** Director and Associate Professor or Full Professor
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Russian E Euro & Eurasian Std
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
    Humanities - General

Position Overview

Provides leadership and oversight for all center activities, including outreach, as well as teaching/research/service responsibilities as a faculty member in the Center for Russian, European, and Eurasian Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Job Description

Director Duties (0.50) FTE
Provides oversight and leadership for all unit activities, including outreach.
Reviews and modifies, in consultation with the unit’s Executive Committee and affiliated faculty, the long-range planning for the unit as it concerns the unit’s degree programs, curriculum, faculty support, outreach, and fund raising.
Oversees all internal budgetary, administrative, and personnel matters and reports to necessary administrative units (CLAS, KUCR, etc.).
Seeks enhancement of all unit resources by actively seeking external funding. Prepares US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and FLAS proposals for each competition (every four years), and seeks to identify and secure additional external funding for the unit and students.
Administers and serves as PI for CREES external grants, fellowships, and prizes.
Administers the undergraduate and graduate academic programs of the unit.
Supervises and reviews the unit’s faculty and professional, academic, and University support staff.
Develops and enhances research and educational relationships between the unit and other units within the University, as well as with agencies outside the University, governmental, public, or private.
Develops long-term planning for future leadership by cultivating/mentoring future faculty members.
Executes University policy in the unit effectively.
Represents the unit and reports to CLAS, and represents the unit to other University entities.

Faculty Duties (0.50 FTE)
20% Teaching/Advising
Teach courses in his/her field of specialty.
Advise students, including student mentoring and providing directed readings.
Supervise graduate teaching assistants, as assigned.
Serve on committees that supervise and evaluate student progress.
20% Research
Engage in scholarly research, including publishing appropriate peer-reviewed books and articles and presenting papers at professional conferences on a regular basis.
10% Service
Provide general service to one’s home unit, the College, the University, the state, and to the profession.

Required Qualifications


Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v.:
Tenured appointment with the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Experience in teaching, and a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Strong record of scholarly achievement, as evidenced by an established program of research with the promise of continued productivity.
Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary and international studies in teaching, research, and service.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to manage interpersonal relations.

Preferred Qualifications

Rank of Full Professor.
Ability and desire to serve as an academic leader, developing and enhancing research and educational relationships among faculty and between the unit and its affiliated units.
Experience with KU and KUCR administrative procedures.
Experience in seeking outside funding and managing multiple projects.
On-site experience in a CREES-related country.

Contact Information to Applicants

Associate Dean Ben Eggleston

Additional Candidate Instruction


Application materials should include:
1) a statement of the candidate’s goals and vision for the department;
2) a curriculum vitae containing information on accomplishments in research, teaching, service, and administration; and
3) the contact information for three references who could speak to the qualifications and preparedness of the candidate to lead the unit.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Application Deadline: Application deadline has been extended to February 23, 2020. Review of applications will begin February 24, 2020.

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