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Job ID: 192131

University of Kansas

Date Posted Aug. 11, 2022
Title Lecturer
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Latin America & Caribbean Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date 2022-2023 Academic Year
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • History - Latin American

Position Overview

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites applicants to teach up to 5 courses in 2022-23 academic year, including the summer 2023. One of the courses is LAC 332 "Language and Society in Latin America" in Spring 2023. The topics of the other courses are open to negotiation, but one includes a possible 5-6-week field or 2-3-week study abroad in Latin America or Caribbean in the summer of 2023. The earliest a course could be offered in the 2nd 8-week half semester in the fall, starting October 24, 2022.

Lecturers are non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need, if any, each semester for development and/or instruction of course(s). Primary role is instruction with no obligations to perform research or service. The appointment dates will vary based on the type of lecturer appointment and the timeframe for the preparation and instruction of the online course(s).

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 economics consistent with departmental instructional needs.

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

Job Description

This lecturer position is to teach up to 5 of the following courses:
1. LAC 332 "Language and Society in Latin America"
2. Three Latin American Studies courses in anthropology, history, sociology, psychology, religion, film, theater, music, architecture, urban planning, business, medicine, sports, education, law, social work, foreign policy, climate change, journalism, or development. This position requires the lecturer to teach classes in person and/or online.
3. A 2-3-week study abroad or 5-6-week field school in Latin America or the Caribbean.
100% – Regular Lecturer / Online Lecturer Duties:
Lecturers for specialized Latin American content courses (non-language) teach courses in a specialized area of expertise. All Instructors: develop fully online language courses and course materials.

  • Develop a complete, detailed syllabus and post online on Canvas before the beginning of the semester.
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades. Make all assignments readily available for students in a timely manner. Grade assignments promptly and give sufficient feedback to students for future improvement.
  • Hold regular office hours three hours per week for enrolled students. These office hours should be divided over at least two different weekdays.
  • Provide timely and prompt responses for student email inquiries.
  • Be available for reasonable scheduling of appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
  • If developing online courses, work closely with the Center for Online and Distance Learning.
  • Adhere to all departmental, college and university policies.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of teaching experience and philosophy in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v., and (3) professional references.
1. Master’s degree in relevant area for teaching undergraduate courses; OR for teaching graduate courses, a PhD in relevant area.
2. Demonstration of knowledge of the course area of interest.
3. Evidence of ability to teach the topic-specific course.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Record of strong college or relevant K-12 teaching experience
2. Experience with instructional technology
3. Willingness and ability to organize a 2023 summer study abroad in Latin America or Caribbean

Contact Information to Applicants

Brent Metz
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
320 Bailey Hall, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS 66045
785 864-2631

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