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POOL - Lecturer
University of Kansas

Date Posted Feb. 19, 2024
Title POOL - Lecturer
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Latin Amer & Caribbean Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Journalism
    History - Latin American
    History - General
POOL - Lecturer
Latin Amer & Caribbean Studies

Position Overview
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites applicants to teach a course or courses (contingent on budget) in 2024-25 academic year, including the summer 2024. Topics are open to negotiation and can include a 2-3-week study abroad course.

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 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. Teaching can be either in person or online.

100% - Regular Lecturer / Online Lecturer Duties:
Teach 1-2 undergraduate courses per semester. Language instructors teach first- and second-year language and culture, with independent tutorial courses to take the place of classes as necessary. 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 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.
  • Develop online courses working 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.
  • Master's degree in relevant area for undergraduate teaching; PhD in relevant area for graduate teaching.
  • Experience teaching one’s own course or serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of the course area of interest.
  • Expertise in the topic.
  • Assistance in advertising the course (low enrollments result in course cancellations)

Preferred Qualifications
  • High evaluations for previous teaching, including evidence of rigorous grading
  • Experience with instructional technology
  • Inclusion of material on indigenous people, African diaspora, Cuba, Mexico, Central America, Paraguay, Haiti, & Brazil (for recruiting students to KU study abroad courses)

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

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

Review of applications will continue on an on-going basis as class needs arise.

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