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Lecturer/Academic Program Associate-Teaching Mentor
University of Kansas

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Title Lecturer/Academic Program Associate-Teaching Mentor
University University of Kansas
Department English
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately

  • May 10, 2018
  • Lecturer/Academic Program Associate-Teaching Mentor
  • English
  • University of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Professional Staff
  • English
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Lecturer/Academic Program Associate-Teaching Mentor

Position Overview

The Lecturer/Academic Program Assistant – Teaching Mentor position assists the Director of First & Second Year English and teaches two undergraduate courses.

Job Description


46% — Serve as a resource and support for new and current part-time instructors answering questions about teaching policies and practice,s and consulting as needed about classroom issues. Reviews new GTAs as they teach in their first semester. The reviews consist of observing at least one class, examining the first set of graded papers, conferring with the teacher about the class observation and about the graded papers, and writing a review of these elements and each GTA’s teaching. These reviews will be placed in the GTA’s employment files.

10% — Participates in new GTA Orientation in August the week before classes commence. At the GTA Orientation, the Teaching Mentor is expected to participate in sessions, lead small group workshops on syllabus development and grading, and serve as a resource for new GTAs as they learn the policies and practices of the Department of English.

10% — Supports and guides new GTAs as they work with the syllabus and assignments by the instructor of English 801: The Study and Teaching of Writing, including helping them develop their individual course policies, course materials, and plans for class sessions.


15% — Teach one undergraduate courses per semester of either English 101 or 102. Prepare for and attend all class meetings, usually three hours per section. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be cancelled.

15% — Develop assignments, design class activities, respond to and evaluate student work, assign grades. Adhere to department, college, and university policies

4% — Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be dived over at least two days. The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours. Attend at least one professional development workshop annually.

Required Qualifications

MA in English.
Graduate student or former graduate student enrolled at the University of Kansas in the English Department’s graduate program of study.
At least four years’ experience teaching college English 101 and 102 at the University of Kansas.
Must have gone through the English Department’s extensive orientation program for new GTAs/Lecturers and be able to mentor GTA/Lecturers in the teaching of English 101 and English 102.
The ability to work well with a wide range of people, including students, GTAs, Lecturers, full-time faculty, university support staff, University-level administrators, parents, and the general public.

Preferred Qualifications

ABD in English.
Evidence of ability to mentor new teachers.

Contact Information to Applicants

Sonya Lancaster,, 864-2515

Additional Candidate Instruction

Submit online application and attach (1) a resume, and (2) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Sonya Lancaster stating how the applicant will contribute in this position and what the applicant’s qualifications. Include in the cover letter relevant experience and academic training and reasons for pursing the position.

To ensure consideration, please apply no later than May 19, 2018.

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