University of Kansas Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer in Lawrence, Kansas

Position Overview

The School of Public Affairs & Administration invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for part- to full-time lecturer positions for the development and instruction of in-person and 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 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 course(s).

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in the School of Public Affairs & Administration consistent with departmental instructional needs. Applications will be accepted throughout the year.

Lecturers may teach in any academic program offered by the School of Public Affairs & Administration including:

  • Undergraduate program in public administration

  • Undergraduate program in law and society

  • Master’s of Urban Planning (MUP) program

  • Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) program

Course needs vary and include the following areas: Human Resources Management; Budgeting and Policy Analysis; Public Finance; Public Policy and Administration; Public Management; Organizational Analysis; Ethics; Quantitative Methods; Nonprofit Management; Organizational Change; Information Technology; Performance Management; Auditing; Law & Society; Urban Planning; Housing and Development; Sustainable Land Use Planning; Transportation; Electives related to the above topics.

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

Job Description

Regular Lecturer Duties:

*100% - Regular Lecturer Duties: * 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. Regular weekly interaction is expected in online courses.

  • Provide instruction for course(s). For online courses, class meetings will generally be asynchronous, but instructional expectations match those of the face-to-face experience.

  • Develop & 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.

Online Lecturer or Course Developer Duties

100% - Online Lecturer Duties: Teach a specified number of either undergraduate or graduate courses per semester.

  • Prepare for and attend all online 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 mini-semester 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.

100% - Online Course Developer Duties: 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, or 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 resume, and (3) information provided from professional references.

To teach undergraduate courses, applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Possess a master’s degree in a related field
  2. Have two (2) or more years of distinguished teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  3. Have five (5) or more years of professional experience as a practitioner related to the course content

To teach master’s courses, applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Possess a PhD in a related field
  2. Have five (5) or more years of distinguished teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  3. Have ten (10) or more years of professional experience as a practitioner related to the course content
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Previous successful teaching experience
Contact Information to Applicants

Diana Koslowsky dianak@ku.edu 785-864-3527

Additional Candidate Instruction

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

Disclaimer

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at http://www.humanresources.ku.edu/policiesprocedures/categorydetails/index.aspx?category=8 or you may contact 785-864-4946 or employ@ku.edu for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY

Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins: 03-Sep-2018

Work Location: University of Kansas - Lawrence

FTE: Varies

Reg/Temp: Regular

Employee Class: F-Faculty

Position Number: 00002599