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Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer
University of Kansas


Date Posted Mar. 25, 2020
Title Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Jewish Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
  • Online / Remote Position
 
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Religion and Theology
 
 

Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer
Jewish Studies

Position Overview

The Jewish Studies Program invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for part- to full-time lecturer and/or online lecturer positions for the development and/or instruction of online courses. 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 courses consistent with program instructional needs.

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

Job Description

Regular Lecturer Duties

100% – Regular Lecturer Duties:
Job Duties for regular Modern Hebrew and Biblical Hebrew Lecturers

75% – Teaching

  • Teach a specific number of 5 credit-hour and/or 3 credit-hour courses each semester. This includes 5 in-class academic hours per week for each 5 credit-hour course or 3 in-class academic hours per week for each 3 credit-hour course.
  • Preparation of classroom materials including exams, quizzes and other assessment measures; grading, copying and filing.
  • Lecturers are expected to manage Blackboard, keep student records, and submit all relevant course records.

10% – Office hours and other appointments with students

  • A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferably three different days.
  • The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

15% – Other

  • Attendance at required regular weekly mentoring meetings and further training as determined by the Director of the Program in Jewish Studies.
  • Adherence to departmental, College, and University policies.

100% – Regular Jewish Studies Lecturer Duties
Job Duties for regular Jewish Studies Lecturers

75% – Teaching

  • Teach a specific number of 3 credit-hour courses each semester. This includes 3 in-class academic hours per week for each 3 credit-hour course.
  • Preparation of classroom materials including exams, quizzes and other assessment measures; grading, copying and filing.
  • Lecturers are expected to manage Blackboard, keep student records, and submit all relevant course records.

15% – Office hours and other appointments with students

  • A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferably three different days.
  • The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

10% – Other

  • Attendance at required mentoring meetings as needed and determined by the Director.
  • Adherence to departmental, College, and University policies.

Online Lecturer or Course Developer Duties

100% – Online Lecturer Duties:
Teach a specified number of undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses per semester.

  • Teach a specified number of undergraduate 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 minimester 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/center).
  • Complete the course design process within a specific deadline to ensure the course is fully designed and quality reviewed

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.

Jewish Studies
Required Qualifications for JWSH courses. M.A. and/or Ph.D. in Jewish Studies or related field; a rabbinical degree may be relevant. College teaching experience, evidence of teaching competence (e.g., course evaluations; supervisor ratings).
Modern Hebrew language
Required Qualifications for Modern Hebrew Language courses. M.A. and/or Ph.D. in Hebrew, Jewish Studies or related field. A native speaker competence in conversational modern Hebrew. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach conversational modern Hebrew.
Biblical Hebrew
Required qualifications for Biblical Hebrew Language courses. M.A. and/or Ph.D. in biblical language or related field. Evidence of proficiency in biblical Hebrew. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach biblical Hebrew.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Jewish Studies or a closely related field. Experience in teaching multiple semesters of college-level undergraduate courses. Experience in teaching the specific introductory course to be assigned.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jewish Studies Dept.
785-864-4664
jewishstudies @ku.edu

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application will include:

A letter of application indicating what position you are applying for in the Cover Letter. A vitae detailing specific subject areas the applicant is qualified to teach and/or develop. The names and contact information (including email) for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2020.

Deadline/ Review Date: May 1, 2020
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2020


 
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