Pool – Lecturer and/or Online Lecturer and/or Online Course Developer

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!


Women Gender & Sexuality Stds

Position Overview

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites qualified scholars and professionals to make application 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 untenured, non-tenure-track members of the faculty.  Positions vary and are dependent upon the need, if any, each semester for development and/or 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 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 consistent with departmental instructional needs.

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.

  • Depending on the need, teach undergraduate course(s).
  • 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.
  • Provide instruction throughout the semester, usually 3 hours/week, one day a week.
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, 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.
  • 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:

  • M.A. degree either in WGSS in relevant area for teaching undergraduate courses, OR a Ph.D. in WGS or allied field for teaching graduate courses.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course of interest.
  • Evidence of ability to teach the course(s).

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or a related field.
  • Teaching experience at the university/college level or practical field experience.
  • Evidence of prior success in teaching or in the field.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Emma Piazza

    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

    Application Review Begins


    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Advertised Salary Range

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience


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