POOL - Online Lecturer and/or Course Designer - 8184BR

POOL - Online Lecturer and/or Course Designer

Undergraduate Biology Program
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Position Overview

The Undergraduate Biology Program invites qualified scholars and professionals to make application for part-time and/or full-time, temporary and/or regular online lecturer positions for the development and/or instruction of online courses. Online lecturers are untenured, non-tenure-track members of the faculty whose primary role is instructional. Appointments are typically short in duration over a defined time period associated with the development and/or instruction of online course(s). Primary role is online instruction with no obligations to perform research or service. The appointment dates will vary based on the time frame for the preparation and instruction of the online course(s). Generally the appointments will be temporary.

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate courses in biology consistent with program instructional needs.The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

Duties (Online-Lecturer):
  • 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.
Duties (Online Course Developer):
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.
1. Master's degree in biology (ecology, genetics, microbiology) or Ph.D. candidate in biology (e.g., ecology, genetics, microbiology) 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.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in Biology.

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

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

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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