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

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS

13848BR

Geography & Atmo Science


Position Overview

The Geography and Atmospheric Science Department 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 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 in Geography and/or Atmospheric Science 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% - Teach undergraduate or graduate level courses as needed for the Department.

  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the instructor must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be cancelled.
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Hold office hours for students involved in classes taught. The instructor should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
  • Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.
Online 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 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 minimester 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.
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/center).

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:
Required qualifications for Regular Lecturer Duties:

  • Master's degree in Geography, Atmospheric Science or a related field to teach an undergraduate course. If teaching a graduate level course, the applicant must have a PhD in Geography, Atmospheric Science or a related field.
  • Previous college teaching experience in a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Native or near native proficiency in English.
  • Required qualifications for Online Lecturer and Online Course Developer Duties:
  • Master's degree in Geography, Atmospheric Science, or related field  for teaching undergraduate courses, PhD in Geography or Atmospheric Science or related field  for teaching graduate courses.
  • Expertise on topic being taught (from educational or employment experience).
  • Teaching experience (classroom or online) at the university level. 

  • Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred qualifications for Regular Lecturer Duties:

  •  PhD or ABD in Geography, Atmospheric Science or a related field.
  • Over 1 year of teaching experience in Atmospheric Science, Geography, or related field.
  • Evidence or testimony regarding excellent teaching ability at the University level.

  • Preferred qualifications for Online Lecturer and Online Course Developer Duties:
  • Ph.D. or ABD in Geography, Atmospheric Science.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Geography and Atmospheric Science
    Department Chairperson
    785-864-5143
    kugeog@ku.edu


    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete online application will include:

    • A letter of application indicating what position you are applying for in the Cover Letter.
    • A vitae detailing specific subject areas the applicant is qualified to teach and/or develop.
    • 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. 

    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Estimated Start Date: Ongoing, as needed


    Application Review Begins

    29-Jul-2019


    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence


    Advertised Salary Range

    Commensurate with education and experience.


    Disclaimer

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