Temporary Public Management Center Instructor - POOL

Position Overview

The Public Management Center is the professional development aim of the School of Public Affairs and Administration. The Public Management Center offers professional education and consulting services focused on skills enhancement for leaders, managers, staff, and teams in public agencies. The Center earns and utilizes revenue from professional education programs, consulting services, and conferences. The Center staff are motivated by a deep belief that public service—and skilled public service professionals—are at the heart of a healthy democracy.

The Center invites qualified professionals to apply for part- to full-time Instructional positions for our in-person and online professional development classes and consulting engagements. Positions vary and are dependent upon the needs of the professional development programs, of class participants and clients, and of client organizations. The role instruction, including the activities noted below. The appointment dates will vary based on sequence of the professional development program, the timeframe for the preparation, and client needs. Instruction in professional development programs can range from three days per month once per year to a recurring series of days several times per year. Consulting contacts vary by the needs of the client but generally range from one to three full days of instruction or facilitation.

Instructors are needed in a variety of leadership and management content areas including civic engagement, conflict management, communication skills, customer service, decision-making, emotional intelligence, innovation, knowledge management, leadership, organizational change, performance management, process improvement, public policy, strategic planning, team building, trust and wellbeing. Instructors are also sought for the following assessment: Core Strengths, Clifton Strengths, Emergenetics, EQi 2.0 and Myers Briggs.

Application materials will be reviewed by the Center’s program leaders on a regular basis and will place applicants in a pool for consideration when instruction is scheduled. 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% - Instruction:
  • Teach a specified number of classes for programs in a specific content area. Courses may be taught face-to-face, hybrid or online. . Instructors may be asked to work with instructional design staff to plan class instruction.
  • Evaluate student work and/or provide timely feedback in the context of program learning objectives or client objectives within the parameters set by the program leader.
  • Provide feedback for students in relation to the content area outside of the classroom and within the parameters set by the program leader.
  • Facilitate class discussions within a program bringing together curriculum content delivered by a variety of instructors linking to defined competencies and learning outcomes. Ensure positive learning environments are created for students.
  • Assist with tracking student attendance and engagement within the learning environments.
  • When requested, design course content and assessment mechanisms within the parameters of the program or client objectives.
  • Contribute to analysis of student feedback and the Center’s discussions about continuous improvement of programs.
  • Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.

Position Requirements

Travel to class and client sites will be required.

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 application materials and (3) information provided from professional references.
  1. Possess a master’s degree in a related field to the content area, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field to the content area plus five (5) or more years of work experience related to specific area of instruction.
  2. One year experience with adult professional development instruction, consulting, facilitation, or conference presentations, as evidenced on application materials.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include:

1. A letter of application, including a list of content areas the applicant is qualified to teach.
2. A resume, including a list of any assessment facilitation certificates (e.g., Core Strengths, Emergenetics, EQi 2.0, etc.)
3. The names and contact information (including email) for two professional references

Review of applications is ongoing, and hires will be made as positions become available throughout the year.

Contact Information to Applicants

Marilu Goodyear, Interim Director, Public Management Center

Advertised Salary Range

$25 - $35/hourly based on experience

Work Schedule

Flexible up to 20 hours per week on average

Application Review Begins

Tuesday October 10, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday October 23, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26348BR
  • Department:  School of Public Affairs&Admin
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  Telework
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  10-Oct-2023

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