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Pool: Lecturer - Operations Management Program

The University of Kansas
Univ of Kansas Edwards Campus

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Position OverviewThe Operations Management Program in the School of Professional Studies at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus invites qualified scholars and professionals with experience in Operations Management to submit applications that will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for part time lecturer positions. A lecturer teaches either in-person or online or develops an undergraduate level course and must possess an advanced degree. Lecturers report to the Program Director for Operations Management.

To learn more about courses offered through the Operations Management program, use the following link: Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management | University of Kansas (

The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins. Any employment with the University of Kansas is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check. Appointments are one semester, renewable and subject to review, funding, and adequate student enrollment.
Job DescriptionLecturer Duties
  • 30% - Plans, prepares and delivers online (synchronous / asynchronous), in-person, or hybrid course instruction based on an approved course syllabus.
  • 30% - Provides timely, meaningful, supportive feedback on assignments both verbally in class and on written assignments via the learning management system to students in support of individual growth and maintaining an inclusive classroom climate.
  • 20% - Maintains office hour availability at times convenient for working adult students and offers timely response to student questions via email. Engages with individual students in a way that demonstrates awareness of and respect for difference -- and a commitment to an inclusive learning environment for all.
  • 20% - Updates existing PowerPoints, written assignment instructions, and discussions boards within learning management system (Canvas) as needed to support student learning in each class section. Maintains well-organized, accurate and easy to navigate content within Canvas.

Course Developer Duties - 100%
  • The course should be developed in a format that ensures all materials are prepared and delivered for other potential instructors in the future.
  • 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 (CODL).
  • Inform CODL (for online courses) and your supervisor of your progress throughout the development of the course.
  • All courses developed for online instruction will be submitted for a Quality Matters review and changes/corrections must be made before the course is taught.
Required Qualifications
  1. Earned Master’s degree in Operations Management or Master’s degree in a closely related discipline.
  2. Five years of professional experience in a related field or expertise. (e.g. information technology, business innovation, Leadership and Management, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Doctorate level degree in operations management or a closely related field.
  2. Evidence of prior success in teaching, preferably both in-person and online (e.g. course evaluations, supervisor ratings).
  3. Experience with a learning management system, a classroom lecture recording system, and live-inclusion of remote students.
  4. Certifications or credentials in the related area of expertise.
  5. Two years of experience in a position as supervisor, mentor, or knowledge holder in a related area of expertise as evidenced by application materials.
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application will include the online electronic application, cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, three references and evidence of professional experience and/or teaching experience.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Contact Information to ApplicantsDr. Rochelle Young
Advertised Salary Range$6,500 per 3 credit hour course, per semesterApplication Review BeginsWednesday April 17, 2024Anticipated Start DateSunday June 2, 2024Apply to Job


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