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University of Kansas Pool – Lecturer in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

Pool – Lecturer



Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

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. In case of absence, must make arrangements for an appropriate substitute. Classes should not be cancelled.

  • Provide instruction throughout the semester, develop appropriate material for class sessions, grade assignments in a timely manner, provide students with regular and precise information about their progress in the course, and give students clear information about how to improve their performance in the course.

  • Hold regular office hours for students in the classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferably three different days. Be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

  • Keep an orderly grade book (using the department software) and clear records of all evaluations of student work in the course. All these materials should be turned in to the department at the close of the semester.

  • Maintain standards of excellence in teaching and in the evaluation of student performance.

  • 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” if applicable and part of delivery of course.

  • 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.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



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Contact Information to Applicants:

Department of Sociology



Position Number:


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.

Required qualifications for Regular and/or Online Lecturer Duties

  1. Master's or Ph.D. in Sociology or related field. If teaching a graduate level course (500 or higher), the applicant will need a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field.

  2. At least one semester of experience teaching (classroom or online) at the university level.

  3. At least one semester of experience teaching in sociology (classroom or online) or related field.

Required qualifications for Online Course Developer Duties:

  1. Master’s degree in Sociology or related field

  2. Expertise on the topic being taught from educational or employment experience

  3. At least one semester teaching experience (classroom or online) at the university level.

  4. At least one semester of experience teaching in sociology or related field.

Employee Class:


Advertised Salary Range:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience



Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Sociology or related field.

Position Overview:

The Department of Sociology invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply 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 non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need, if any, each semester, for the development and/or instruction of course(s). The 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 Sociology consistent with departmental instructional needs.

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



Application Review Begins:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

A complete application will include:

  1. A letter of application indicating what position you are applying for in the Cover Letter.

  2. A vitae detailing specific subject areas the applicant is qualified to teach and/or develop.

  3. The names and contact information (including email) for three professional references.

Review of applications is ongoing and hires will be made as positions become available throughout the academic year.