Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer - 11002BR

Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer

Undergraduate Biology Program
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

The Undergraduate Biology Program at the University of Kansas invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for part- to full-time, temporary and/or regular lecturer and/or online lecturer positions for the development and/or instruction of online courses. Lecturers are non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need, if any, each semester for development and/or instruction of course(s). Primary role is instruction with no obligations to perform research or service. The appointment dates will vary based on the type of lecturer appointment and the timeframe for the preparation and instruction of the online course(s).

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate in Undergraduate Biology consistent with Program instructional needs.

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

Job Description

Regular Lecturer Duties:
  • 55% - Teach one or more undergraduate courses per semester. Teach appropriate curricula and grade by criteria outlined on syllabus. Write and administer quizzes and exams; grade exams, student papers, etc.
  • 30% - 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 canceled.
  • 10% - The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
  • 5% - Adhere to department, college, and university policies.
Online-Lecturer Duties:
  • Teach a specified number undergraduate courses per semester.
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. Provide timely feedback and instructor/student interaction in asynchronous online course format with occasions for online office hours and/or Q&A sessions. Regular weekly interaction is expected in online courses.
  • Provide instruction for course(s). Classes are generally in a 15-week format during an academic semester and 8-week format during the summer sessions. Class meetings will generally be asynchronous, but instructional expectations match those of the face-to-face experience.
  • Administer assignments, tests, evaluate student work, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Be available for students involved in classes taught. “Office hours” may include a set time where students can contact the instructor, but must also include expectations for timely responses to student inquiries outside of a set contact time.
  • Adhere to program, college and university policies.
Online Course Developer Duties:
100% Build an online course for the unit and/or the College Online Programs.
  • Design the course in accordance with program guidance and KU standards, which include working with instructional design staff in the Center for Online and Distance Learning.
  • Work in a collaborative environment, utilizing the expertise of the other major instructors in the (Program/unit/center).
  • Complete the course design process within a specific deadline to ensure the course is fully designed and quality reviewed prior to the date the course is to be offered, as determined by the academic program.

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.

Required qualifications for Regular Lecturer, Online Lecturer, and Online Course Developer Duties:

1. Master's degree in biology (e.g., ecology, microbiology, molecular biology) or Ph.D. candidate in biology (e.g., ecology, microbiology, molecular biology) who has passed the comprehensive oral examination.
2. Expertise on topic being taught (from educational or employment experience).
3. Teaching experience (classroom or online) at the university level, as evidenced by letter of application and teaching history.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for Regular Lecturer Duties, Online Lecturer Duties, and Online Course Developer Duties:
  1. Ph.D. in biology.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application will include:
  • A letter of application indicating what position you are applying for in the Cover Letter.
  • A vitae detailing specific subject areas the applicant is qualified to teach and/or develop.
  • The names and contact information (including email) for three professional references.
Review of applications is ongoing and hires will be made as positions become available.

Application Review Begins: October 17, 2018
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to Applicants

Ms. Kandi Proudfoot, Business Manager
Undergraduate Biology Program
1200 Sunnyside Ave
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience

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