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

Position Overview

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit online applications to the lecturer pool to be considered for part-time and/or full-time, temporary and/or regular teaching positions. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need for instructors, if any, for courses being offered each semester. These are non-tenure-track members of the faculty whose primary role is instructional.

Lecturers are needed to teach core courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (e.g. LAA 100 “Latin American Culture and Society” and LAA 300 “Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies”) as well as other content-knowledge courses (e.g. Language and Society in Latin America, Indigenous Traditions of Latin America, Modern Latin American History). Lecturers may teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate or graduate courses consistent with program instructional needs. Applications will be accepted throughout the year.

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.

  • Design and teach courses in designated area.

  • Work closely with the Center for Online and Distance Learning on the design and implementation of online courses.

  • For regular, classroom based courses, prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be cancelled.

  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to student and assign grades.

  • Hold regular office hours for students involved in 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. The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

  • Submit an annual self-assessment report and portfolio materials to the director.

  • Adhere to departmental, college and university policies and procedures.

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 c.v., and (3) information provided from professional references.

  1. Master's level degree in relevant area for teaching undergraduate courses; OR for teaching graduate courses a PhD in relevant area.
  2. Demonstration of knowledge of the course area of interest.
  3. Evidence of ability to teach the topic-specific course.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Completed doctoral degree in Latin American-related subject area.
  2. Prior college or relevant K-12 teaching experience.
  3. Established record of effective teaching.
Contact Information to Applicants

Marta Caminero-Santangelo 320 Bailey Hall 785 864 1126

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


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Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins: 08-Oct-2018

Work Location: University of Kansas - Lawrence

FTE: varies

Reg/Temp: Regular

Employee Class: F-Faculty

Anticipated Start Date: 01-Jan-2019

Position Number: 00066948