Lecturer/Academic Program Associate - 10923BR

Lecturer/Academic Program Associate

Department: 
Sociology
Location/Division: 
Edwards Campus
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Sociology in Lawrence and the Edwards Campus (KUEC) seeks an outstanding individual for a non-tenure track faculty position to join extensive and increasing programs in the area of Sociology. We are particularly interested in a Sociologist who has expertise in the areas of Medical and Health Sociology to contribute to interdisciplinary health care oriented programs being developed on our campus.

The University of Kansas is focused on four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ The Department of Sociology is a strong program at the Edwards Campus and seeks to expand its reach and relevance to the workforce needs of the Kansas City area. Successful candidates will enhance the Department’s ability to address these strategic initiatives and will demonstrate how in their application materials.

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

Job Description

Position Responsibilities:

Lecturer (75%)
Teaching Sociology courses at the undergraduate level as needed by program growth and development. Teaching responsibilities include three courses each fall and spring semester. Teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, instructional design, classroom management, grading and teaching improvement in relation to student and colleague feedback. Faculty are responsible for keeping curriculum up-to-date and engaging with external organizations to ensure relevance to a variety of workplace needs. An additional appointment for summer teaching is also possible.

Program Associate (20%)
This position will develop and deliver educational programs for internal and external audiences, provide consultation to the Edwards Campus leadership team on the campus strategic direction, and consult with faculty on curriculum development options.

Professional Service (5%)
Professional service includes actively engaging in promotion of programs to a variety of audiences, engaging with students in scholarly activities relevant to current issues and problems, and collaborating with faculty and staff to promote the university and its value to working professionals.

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 resume, and (3) information provided from professional references.
  1. Ph.D. in Sociology, with a strong preference for expertise in the sub-field of Medicine and Health, Teaching experience at the college level.
  2. Expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion as demonstrated by past experience, teaching, or research.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience teaching in a diverse university environment, including working with adult and other nontraditional student populations.
  2. Experience with working with community college transfer partners to promote effective student transfer pathway.
  3. Experience in promoting educational programs and recruiting students.
  4. Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others.


Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete, electronic application will include the following materials: 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 resume, and (3) information provided from professional references.

Only complete applications will be considered, apply at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/10923BR.

Application review starts March 12, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

David J. Ekerdt
Professor of Sociology and Gerontology
(785) 864-0688
dekerdt@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

12-Mar-2018

Anticipated Start Date

18-Aug-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
10923BR
Department:
Sociology
Location/Division:
Edwards Campus
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
12-Mar-2018
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