POOL - Online Lecturer

Updated: 3 months ago


College of Liberal Arts & Sci

Position Overview

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for part- to full-time online lecturer positions for the instruction of online courses during the summer session. Online lecturers are untenured, non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Appointments are typically short in duration over a defined time period associated with the development and/or instruction of online course(s). Primary role is online instruction with no obligations to perform research or service. The appointment dates will vary based on the timeframe for the preparation and instruction of the online course(s). Generally the appointments will be temporary.
Application materials will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Online Programs and placed in a pool for consideration teaching Liberal Arts & Sciences undergraduate courses in Job Search Strategies and Internship Exploration. Course descriptions and syllabi can be found at career.ku.edu/courses.  Instruction of these courses will occur during the summer session only.
The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

100% - Online Lecturer Duties:
Teach a specified number of undergraduate courses during the summer session.

  • 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.

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.

  • Master’s degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences or related field by date of appointment.
  • Demonstrated discipline experience on topic being taught from educational or employment experience.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience classroom or online at the college or university level.
  • Strong communication skills as demonstrated through application materials.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD in a Liberal Arts and Sciences discipline.

  • Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete online 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.

    Application Deadline:  April 26, 2021
    Application Review Date:  April 27, 2021
    Estimated Start Date:  June 6, 2021

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    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    Advertised Salary Range

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience


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