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Job ID: 211243

Pool – Lecturer
University of Kansas


Date Posted May 23, 2023
Title Pool – Lecturer
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Communication Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Communication
 
 

Position Overview

The Communication Studies Department invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit online applications to the lecturer pool to be considered for part-time and/or full-time, temporary and/or regular teaching positions. 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.

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate or graduate courses consistent with program instructional needs. Applications will be accepted throughout the year.

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

Job Description

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

  • Planning and organization of the course, including the syllabus, preparation, textbook acquisition, etc. (unless teaching an Introductory Course class where textbook and guidelines for syllabi are set).
  • Instruction throughout the semester (3 in-class hours per week, MWF or TR).
  • Administration of tests and assignments and grading those assignments.
  • Holding office hours (3 hours per week).
  • Filling out and turning in grade sheets at the end of each semester. If required (Introductory Course) turning in those records at the end of each semester.
  • Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.

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

  • Prepare for and attend all 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 Regular Lecturer Duties:
1. M.A. in Communication Studies or a related field for undergraduate courses. Lecturers teaching graduate courses are required to have a terminal degree in the discipline.
2. At least one semester teaching experience at the College/University level in Communications Studies or a related field.
3. Evidence of teaching competence.

Required qualifications for Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer Duties:
1. M.A. in Communication Studies or a related field for course development, OR M.A. in Communication Studies or a related field for teaching undergraduate courses. Lecturers teaching graduate courses are required to have a terminal degree in the discipline.
2. Expertise on topic being taught from educational or employment experience.
3. At least one semester teaching experience in the classroom, or an online course, in Communication Studies, or a related field at the university level.
4. Must be available to meet on campus with faculty and students as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: Lecturers teaching undergraduate courses are required to have at least a Masters in the discipline; OR if they hold a Masters degree in a discipline other than Communication Studies they must have completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or sub-field in which they teach.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for Regular Lecturer Duties, OR for Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer Duties: Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related field. Prior experience teaching in the specific course of interest.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jay Childers, Department Chairperson
Communication Studies
785-864-1474
jaychilders@ku.edu

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.


 
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