POOL - Lecturer - 11736BR

POOL - Lecturer

Department: 
Latin Amer & Caribbean Studies
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites qualified scholars and professionals to make application 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 untenured, 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 or graduate courses in economics consistent with departmental instructional needs.

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

Job Description

This lecturer position to teach language classes in a less-commonly-taught indigenous Latin American language (preferably Quichua, Ch’orti’ Maya, K’iche’ Maya, Guarani, Tlapanec, or Bri Bri, though expertise in any indigenous language of Latin America will be considered). The position requires the lecturer to teach first and second year languages classes in small tutorial classes (<5 students) and to develop the classes into fully online offerings for future semesters.


100% - Regular Lecturer / Online Lecturer and/or Course Developer Duties:
Teach 2 small undergraduate courses per semester in first- and second-year language and culture, with independent tutorial courses to take the place of classes as necessary. Develop fully online language courses and course materials.
  • 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. These office hours should be divided over at least two different weekdays.
  • Be available for reasonable scheduling of appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
  • Develop language courses into online courses with the assistance and support of the Center for Online and Distance Learning.
  • Adhere 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.

1. Master’s level degree in the language being taught, OR PhD degree in relevant area with research / field experience in the language, OR two years of experience teaching the language at a post-secondary level
2. Demonstrated fluency in language being taught
3. Demonstrable knowledge of the culture where the specific language is primarily used

Preferred Qualifications

1. Native command of the language
2. Record of strong college or relevant K-12 teaching experience
3. Experience with instructional technology

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.

Review of applications will begin on May 07, 2018, and will continue until a qualified pool of candidates is identified..

Contact Information to Applicants

Marta Caminero-Santangelo
camsan@ku.edu
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
320 Bailey Hall, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS 66045
785 864-1126

Advertised Salary Range

10,000 per semester for 2 courses / $20,000 per academic year

Application Review Begins

07-May-2018

Anticipated Start Date

18-Aug-2018

Search Jobs
Posting Information
Posting ID:
11736BR
Department:
Latin Amer & Caribbean Studies
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
07-May-2018
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today