Lecturer, Community and Leadership Development

The Department of Community & Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a 9-month lecturer position to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will teach 6 courses per year (3 per semester) at the undergraduate level, including 4 sections of GEN 100: Issues in Agriculture, Food and Environment, a college-level core course offered by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The successful applicant will be responsible for the GEN 100 Peer Mentoring Program, assist the Director of the GEN 100 Program to coordinate the special speakers series, and provide program support as needed. This lecturer position will also teach 2 courses offered by the Department of Community & Leadership Development.

The department is seeking an individual who can contribute to instruction in: agricultural communication, community communication, agricultural education, community education, leadership studies, community development, and/or rural sociology.

Review of applicants will begin on May 15, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vita, and a statement about their teaching philosophy, interests and experience (upload under Specific Request 1). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Job Title
Lecturer, Community and Leadership Development

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
81130:Community & Leadership Development

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

By the time the appointment begins, candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline with expertise in agriculture-, food-, and/or environment-related issues. ABDs will be considered.

Required Related Experience

Social Science discipline with expertise in agriculture-, food-, and/or environment-related issues.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
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    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents