POOL - Lecturer - 8315BR

POOL - Lecturer

Latin Amer & Caribbean Studies
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Position Overview

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas 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.

Lecturers are needed to teach language courses (e.g. Quichua, Miskito) as well as content-knowledge courses (e.g. Colonial Latin America History, Modern Latin American History, Latin American Culture and Society). Lecturers may teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate or graduate 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

100% Lecturer
  • Teach course in designated area.
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be cancelled.
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to student 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 and preferably three different days. The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
  • Adhere to departmental, college and university policies and procedures.

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:

Required Qualifications for Language Courses:
  1. Master's level degree in the respective language, OR equivalent experience / credentials for teaching undergraduate courses; OR for teaching graduate courses a PhD or equivalent experience / credentials.
  2. Near-native or native command of the language.
  3. Knowledge of the culture where the specific language is primarily used.

Required Qualifications for Non-Language Courses:
  1. Master's level degree in relevant area for teaching undergraduate courses; OR for teaching graduate courses a PhD in relevant area.
  2. Demonstration of knowledge of the course area of interest.
  3. Evidence of ability to teach the topic-specific course.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Completed doctoral degree in Latin American-related subject area.
  2. Prior college or relevant K-12 teaching experience
  3. Established record of effective teaching.

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 the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Deadline/Review Date: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to Applicants

Chad O’Bryhim

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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