Lecturer/Academic Program Asoc - 15946BR

Lecturer/Academic Program Asoc

Inst for Leadership Studies
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

The Institute for Leadership Studies is seeking applicants who will work in collaboration with the Director and Institute staff, participating as a skilled contributor to the mission of the Institute. The successful applicant will report to the Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies and serve as a Lecturer/Academic Program Associate in Leadership Studies. The position will teach in Leadership Studies, provide administrative coordination of the Leadership Studies Minor and related programs, and support the ILS in program development. The person in this position should be committed to providing excellent staff and student support, being a quick learner, being a team player, contributing to a positive work environment, and willing to help where needed in the development of leadership studies. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position. This position will also require occasional weekend and evening availability. This position is a 12 month, limited term position for two years.

Job Description


40% Lecturer
  • Teach three courses per semester in Leadership Studies.
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings.
  • Administer assignments, tests, evaluate student work, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades
  • All instructors are required to hold regularly scheduled office hours at times that are suitable for their students and in compliance with university policies. Instructors should also include language in their syllabus stating that they are available by appointment for students unable to attend regular office hours. These office hours must be held in the office space made available by the ILS unless prior arrangements are approved by the Director.
  • As representatives of the Department and University, instructors are expected to present themselves professionally. This includes their appearance, their communication, and their use of equipment and university facilities.
  • Adhere to unit, college, and university policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
40% Academic support and coordination
  • Provide training (in coordination with ILS staff) of graduate teaching assistants for the introductory courses in the program, and recruit and train instructors for the LDST 202 (Introduction to Leadership Strategies & Applications) course.
  • Provide on-going oversight and development of the LDST 201 and LDST 202 courses, course-related curricula, course resources/materials (including the ILS Coursepack), and instructor resources/materials to fulfill the mission of the courses.
  • Complete assessment and required reporting for courses meeting goals in the KU Core, and complete a regular review of course offerings for opportunities to submit courses as fulfilling core goals.
  • Coordinate curricular changes and submit curricular changes as needed to the ILS undergraduate committee for review and approval.
  • Conduct annual reviews of undergraduate courses based on assessment data and student outcomes in order to meet quality standards.
  • Coordinate and engage in active outreach annually to various units across campus with information regarding the Leadership Studies Minor and Leadership Engagement Certificate, including advising, admissions, and other relevant campus partners.
  • Work with ILS staff to provide administrative support for the development of Leadership Studies undergraduate programs and related certificates.
  • Develop programming to support undergraduate academic leadership education and development.
  • Actively develop university partnerships to expand the growth of the Leadership Studies Minor and Leadership Engagement Certificate .
  • Assist ILS staff, faculty and related committees with preparation of internal and external reports and assessments.
  • Ensure that all interaction with the public, funders, participants, and university staff is welcoming, professional and assistance is provided in timely and accurate manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

15% Program support and coordination
  • Oversee, in coordination with the ILS Director, an online learning program focused on leadership education and development for international participants.
  • Provide video production and editing as needed for webinars and audio-visual delivery of material online.
  • Create and foster dynamic online learning modules and discussions related to leadership education, and women’s leadership in particular.
  • Provide white papers and reports based on research in women’s leadership and leadership development in general.
  • Other duties as assigned.

5% Other Duties as Assigned

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 cv, and (3) information provided from professional references.
  1. ABD or PhD in a degree program in leadership studies, organizational communication, or related field. If candidate is ABD, must have PhD in hand by January 1, 2021.
  2. Three years of related experience teaching leadership education/development at the college level.
  3. Experience with collegiate academic curriculum research, assessment design, and evaluation.
  4. Experience demonstrating a knowledge of the history and current trends in leadership theories, models and philosophies, including but not limited to organizational development, group dynamics, change strategies, principles of community and/or knowledge of diversity issues related to leadership.
  5. Previous experience in providing academic workshops/training on leadership concepts.
  6. Previous experience utilizing computer skills with website-development software, Blackboard, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  7. Previous experience working in a team environment.
  8. Strong written and oral communicate skills as evidenced by application materials, interview and professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with academic research design and methods, including the scholarship of teaching and learning.
2. Experience delivering course curricula based on Adaptive Leadership theory.
3. Experience with SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences).
4. Experience with Zoom and Kaltura.
5. Experience with program development and oversight.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application packet will include the following materials:
  • CV/ Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
The review of applications will begin on November 20, 2019 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

Contact Information to Applicants

Mary C. Banwart, PhD
Director, Institute for Leadership Studies

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