Latin Amer & Caribbean Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites qualified scholars and professionals to make application for part-time temporary and/or regular lecturer and/or online lecturer positions for the development and/or instruction of Latin American studies and language 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 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.
This lecturer position is to teach one of the following:
Language classes in a less- commonly-taught indigenous Latin American language (e.g. Quechua, Ch’orti’ Maya, Guarani, Tlapanec, Yucatec, Bri Bri). The position requires the lecturer to teach first and /or second year languages classes in small tutorial classes (<5 students) and /or to develop the classes into fully online offerings for future semesters.
Language courses in specialized fields, e.g. Medical Spanish or Portuguese, Legal Spanish or Portuguese. This position requires the lecturer to teach classes in person and/or online and to develop the courses for online teaching.
Latin American Studies courses (e.g. Latin American history, economics, politics, business, etc.). courses in specialized fields, e.g. Medical Spanish or Portuguese, Legal Spanish or Portuguese. This position requires the lecturer to teach classes in person and/or online and to develop the courses for online teaching.
100% – Regular Lecturer / Online Lecturer and/or Course Developer 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. Latin American content courses (non language) teach courses in their area of expertise (e.g. Latin American / Caribbean history, politics, economics, etc.). Both: develop fully online language courses and course materials.
Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
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 divided over at least two different weekdays.
Be available for reasonable scheduling of appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
Develop courses into online courses with the assistance and support of the Center for Online and Distance Learning.
Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.
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.
For Language Instruction:
Master’s level degree in the language being taught, OR PhD degree in relevant area with research / field experience in the language, OR bachelor’s degree and two years of experience teaching the language at a post-secondary level
Demonstrated fluency in language being taught
Demonstrable knowledge of the culture where the specific language is primarily used
Non-Language Instruction (e.g. history, politics, economics, etc.):
Master’s level degree in relevant area for teaching undergraduate courses; OR for teaching graduate courses, a PhD in relevant area.
Demonstration of knowledge of the course area of interest.
Evidence of ability to teach the topic-specific course.
Native command of the language
Record of strong college or relevant K-12 teaching experience
Experience with instructional technology
Contact Information to Applicants
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
320 Bailey Hall, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS 66045