POOL - Lecturer

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS

14818BR

Slavic Languages & Literatures


Position Overview

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit applications, which will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool, to be considered for part-time to full-time lecturer and/or online lecturer positions for undergraduate courses as needed.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Academic year and/or one semester lecturers may be needed to fill vacancies due to emergency situations or due to enrollment demands.
Selected applicants must have appropriate authorization to work in the United States before employment begins.
Please visit the department's web site at www.ku.edu/~slavic .


Job Description

Regular Lecturer Duties 100% Depending on the need, teach course in designated area:

  • 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 canceled.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to departmental, College, and university policies.
Online Lecturer Duties

100% Depending on the need, teach course in designated area::

  • Teach one undergraduate Slavic Language course per semester.
  • Prepare for and attend all online class meetings. Provide timely feedback and instructor/student interaction in a synchronous 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). Class meetings will generally be synchronous, and 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.

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:

For language courses only:

  • M.A. in Russian, Czech, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovene, Ukrainian, Polish or Turkish and near-native or native command of the language OR MA in any field AND native or near-native command of the target language and English. Lecturers who will teach language to graduate students must have a doctorate.
  • An intimate knowledge of the culture where the specific language is primarily used.
  • Familiarity with the North American higher educational system.
  • Equivalence to an MA or doctorate for language lecturers consists of the following:

    Five or more years of distinguished teaching experience at the post-secondary level; consistent record of participation in professional development (workshops, coursework, certificate programs) plus research that, in aggregate, substantially meet the equivalent training that would be equivalent to an MA or PhD program designed for teachers of the target subject; stacked credentials (badges, certificates, etc.) pertaining to achievement in the professional development that, in aggregate, substantial meet the equivalent training that would be equivalent to an MA or PhD program designed for teachers of the target subject.

    For Non-Language courses only:

  • A doctorate in Russian literature.
  • Teaching experience at the university or college level.
  • Evidence of prior success in teaching (e.g., course evaluations, supervisor ratings)
  • Experience with instructional technology.
  • For online language courses:
  • M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, and near-native or native command of the language.
  • An intimate knowledge of the culture where the specific language is primarily used.
  • Familiarity with the North American higher educational system.

  • Preferred Qualifications

    For Language courses only

  • Previous teaching experience
  • For Non-Language courses only
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • For online language courses:
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Previous experience in the development of online Slavic language courses.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Ani Kokobobo
    Associate Professor & Chair
    akokobobo@ku.edu


    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete electronic application will include a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining which type of lecturer position for which you are applying, and the names and contact information for three references.

    Deadline/Review Date:  Ongoing

    Estimated Started Date:  Ongoing


    Application Review Begins

    12-Nov-2019


    Conditions of Employment

    Limited Term


    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence


    Advertised Salary Range

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience


    Disclaimer

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