Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Law and Society - 12743BR
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Law and Society
SPAA is a top-ranked research and teaching program with an internationally recognized faculty, a collegial environment, and strong, nationally‐recruited students. The School serves the flagship campus in Lawrence as well as campuses in nearby Topeka and the Kansas City metro area. Most courses taught by this hire will be on the Edwards campus. The MPA program is highly ranked among graduate programs, particularly in the areas of City Management, Urban Policy, and Public Management. The School supports a small undergraduate program; a distinguished doctoral program that has placed graduates in the best positions nationally; and an excellent professional education program.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to 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/strategic-plan/initiatives.
The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.
Conduct research in area of expertise that complements current strengths in the department. All faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research program, which gains national recognition and is advanced substantially beyond the level of the Ph.D. thesis. It should provide solid evidence that the faculty member is a dedicated scholar whose research will continue to develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in peer reviewed journals and to present findings at professional conferences.
• Teach 4 courses/academic year in the School of Public Affairs and Administration; courses may be cross-listed or cross-referenced with other departments.
• Develop curricular programs (e.g., courses) in advanced quantitative methods of expertise.
• Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, faculty member must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be canceled.
• Provide instruction throughout the semester; course format can vary based on course content, programmatic needs and instructor discretion.
• 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. Be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
• Adhere to program, College, and University policies.
• All faculty members are expected to be active in advising. All faculty members are to take their teaching and advising responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the classroom.
All faculty members are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending program meetings, carrying out program committee assignments, attending national meetings or conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts for research journals and grant proposals. Service to the College and University is also expected, and to the greater profession at-large.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
- Ph.D. in Law & Society, Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, or a related field by the start date of the appointment.
- Demonstration for high potential in research and publications.
- Demonstrated ability to teach effectively.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Initial review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.