POOL - Lecturer - 8329BR

POOL - Lecturer

Department: 
American Studies
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The Department of American Studies invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for part- to full-time lecturer positions for the instruction of undergraduate or graduate courses. Lecturers are untenured, non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Appointments are typically short in duration over a defined time period associated with the 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 timeframe for the preparation and instruction of the course(s). Generally the appointments will be temporary.

Teach one to four, 1-3 hour courses as assigned by the Chairperson of the Program. Lecturers for AMS 110 will also assume responsibility for supervising GTAs. Lecturers may assume limited advising duties and attend in-service meetings designed to improve teaching as determined by the Department Chairperson.

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 American Studies consistent with departmental instructional needs.

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

Job Description

100% - Lecturer
  • Teach one to four, 1-3 hour courses as assigned by the Chairperson of the department.
  • Lecturers for AMS 110 will also assume responsibility for supervising GTAs.
  • Lecturers may assume limited advising duties and attend in-service meetings designed to improve teaching as determined by the Department Chairperson.
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must notify the Chairperson and make arrangements for a substitute to teach class.
  • Classes should not be canceled.
  • Provide instruction throughout the semester, usually 3 hours/week, one-two days a week.
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught.
  • 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 degree in the discipline or related field for teaching undergraduate courses; OR terminal degree in the discipline or related field for teaching graduate courses.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of the American Studies course of interest.
  3. Demonstrated evidence of ability to teach the course.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Teaching experience at the university/college level or practical field experience.
  2. Evidence of prior success in teaching or in the field.

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.

Deadline/ Review Date: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to Applicants

Department of American Studies
amerst@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins

30-Mar-2017

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
8329BR
Department:
American Studies
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
30-Mar-2017
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