POOL - Online Lecturer and/or Course Designer - 8657BR

POOL - Online Lecturer and/or Course Designer

Department: 
Geology
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The Department of Geology invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit online application for part-time to 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 or graduate courses in Geology consistent with departmental instructional needs.The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

Duties 100% (Online-Lecturer):
  • Teach a specified number of either undergraduate or graduate 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 an 8-week or minimester format. 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 departmental, college and university policies.
Duties 100% (Online Course Developer):
Build an online course for the unit and/or the College Online Programs.
  • Design the course in accordance with departmental 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 department.

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.
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1. Master's degree in Geology or related field for teaching undergraduate courses, PhD in Geology or related field for teaching graduate courses.
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. or ABD in Geology.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete electronic 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: Ongoing

Estimated Start Date: Ongoing, as needed

Contact Information to Applicants

Ramia Whitecotton
Geology
215A Lindley Hall
rmwcotton@kuk.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins

04-May-2017

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
8657BR
Department:
Geology
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
04-May-2017
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