POOL - Lecturer - 8112BR

POOL - Lecturer

Department: 
Jewish Studies
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The Jewish Studies Program invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit online applications to the lecturer pool to be considered for part-time and/or full-time, temporary and/or regular teaching positions. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need for instructors, if any, for courses being offered each semester. These are non-tenure-track members of the faculty whose primary role is instructional.

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate courses consistent with program instructional needs. Applications will be accepted throughout the year.

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

Job Description

Job Duties for Modern 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.

Job Duties for Jewish Studies and Biblical Hebrew 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.

20% - 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.

5% - Other
  • Attendance at required mentoring meetings as needed and determined by the Director.
  • Adherence to departmental, College, and University policies.

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.
  1. M.A. in Jewish Studies or related field.
  2. College teaching experience, evidence of teaching competence (e.g., course evaluations; supervisor ratings).
  3. Lecturers of graduate courses must possess a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Jewish Studies, or related field.
Modern Hebrew language
Required Qualifications for Modern Hebrew Language courses.
  1. M.A. or M.A. in progress in Hebrew, Jewish Studies or related field.
  2. A native speaker competence in conversational modern Hebrew.
  3. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach conversational modern Hebrew.
Biblical Hebrew
Required qualifications for Biblical Hebrew Language courses.
  1. M.A. in biblical language or related field.
  2. Evidence of proficiency in biblical Hebrew.
  3. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach biblical Hebrew.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prior teaching experience in the specific course(s) of interest.
  2. Ph.D. in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, or related field, or M.A. in teaching Hebrew as a second language.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include a letter of application, a vitae detailing specific subject areas the applicant is qualified to teach and/or develop, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Deadline/ Review Date: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to Applicants

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

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Review Begins

20-Mar-2017

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
8112BR
Department:
Jewish Studies
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
20-Mar-2017
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