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

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The University of Kansas
Location
Lawrence, KS

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Position OverviewThe School of Public Affairs & Administration invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for part- to full-time lecturer positions for the development and instruction of in-person and 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 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 course(s). Classes can range from 8-16 weeks depending on programmatic needs.

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in the School of Public Affairs & Administration consistent with departmental instructional needs. Applications will be accepted throughout the year.

Lecturers may teach in any academic program offered by the School of Public Affairs & Administration including:
• Undergraduate program in public administration
• Undergraduate program in law and society
• Master’s of Urban Planning (MUP) program
• Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) program

Course needs vary and include the following areas: Public Finance; Public Management; Nonprofit Management; Performance Management; Auditing; Human Resources Management; Budgeting and Policy Analysis; Public Policy and Administration; Organizational Analysis; Ethics; Quantitative Methods; Organizational Change; Information Technology; Law & Society; Urban Planning; Housing and Development; Sustainable Land Use Planning; Transportation; Electives related to the above topics.

The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins. Job DescriptionRegular Lecturer Duties:

100% - Regular Lecturer Duties: In-Person Lecturer

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. Regular weekly interaction is expected in online courses.
• Provide instruction for course(s). For online courses, class meetings will generally be asynchronous, but instructional expectations match those of the face-to-face experience.
• Develop & 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 QualificationsEvaluation 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.

To teach undergraduate courses, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Possess a master’s degree in a related field
2. Possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field plus five (5) or more years of work experience directly related to specific area of instruction

To teach master’s courses, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Possess a PhD in a related field
2. Possess a master’s degree in a related field plus five (5) or more years of work experience directly related to the specific area of instruction

Preferred Qualifications1. Previous successful teaching experience Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application will include:
• A letter of application, including a list of courses the applicant is qualified to teach (https://kupa.ku.edu/class-offerings)
• A curriculum vitae
• 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 throughout the academic year.

Deadline/ Review Date: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to ApplicantsDiana Koslowsky
[email protected]
785-864-3527
Advertised Salary RangeCommensurate with qualifications and experience Application Review Begins23-Apr-2021

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Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.

Instruction 

KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.

Research 

The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.

Service 

The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.

Values 

The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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