The mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is broad and expansive – to foster interdisciplinary education, grow global awareness and engage in experiential learning. Supporting this mission requires a comprehensive skill set that enables staff to serve in several different roles.
Working as a staff member for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enables individuals to take ownership of various tasks. Staff members also have the support of a strong, connected group of teammates working to “aspire for excellence in research and teaching that gives insights into the past, creates answers for the present, and builds bridges to other cultures, communities and our futures.”
This position serves as administrative support to the Department of American Studies, reporting to the chair of the department. American Studies at KU is one of the oldest departments of its kind, joining Yale, the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, and others in helping establish this field dedicated to understanding the endless variety of experiences of the United States and the other places in the western hemisphere from multiple academic perspectives. Increasingly, American studies considers the impact of the United States and the Americas globally. In their teaching and research, AMS faculty engage in questions relating to some of the most enduring issues of our time, including those related to race, gender, economic and social class, and indigeneity.
The Department of American Studies has 12 tenured/tenure track faculty members and approximately 35 graduate students. AMS has an undergraduate major with multiple tracks, several undergraduate minor programs (including Latinx Studies and Social Justice Studies), and teaches extensively in the KU Core. AMS has a suite of offices in Bailey Hall, home to many other small to medium-sized departments and programs.
Duties for the position cover a large range of responsibilities and should be completed with a minimum amount of supervision. The position will be nearly 100% remote, with only periodic on-campus work.
This position involves highly specialized and diverse administrative support work. Positions at this level will interpret status, regulations, policies and procedures and make interpretations for others. These positions will generally require operating phones, personal computers, copiers, fax machines, and printers. Some positions may provide opportunities for supervision of staff.
80% - ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT : Performs variety of office tasks independently, relieving chair of important details.
20% -BUDGET OFFICER
: Works with chair on preparation of annual budget request. Assists in determining summer and winter session teaching needs. Works with chair and Graduate Director in assigning academic year GTA appointments. Coordinates any receipts for honoraria, lecture expenses and faculty searches with the Shared Service Center. Meets with SSC staff and Department Chair to review/reconcile any budget discrepancies. Works with Dean’s Office and SSC HR contacts to advertise and hire from the lecturer pool.
The position will be a hybrid / on-campus position until it is deemed safe and necessary to return to on-site at a full capacity.
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A complete application includes a cover letter and resume or CV. Apply online and attach a letter describing how the required and preferred qualifications are met as well as contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.
Application review will begin November 15, 2020.
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