September 10, 2016

POOL - Lecturer (French)

University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS

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  • Company
    University of Kansas University of Kansas
  • Location
    Lawrence, KS
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Position Overview
The Department of French & Italian at the University of Kansas seeks individuals qualified to teach part- to full-time undergraduate and graduate courses in French. The departmental Lecturer pool is renewed every year. We accept applications at any time, and make appointments in mid-to-late spring semester for the following academic year (or at other times when teachers are needed to fill unexpected vacancies). The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description
100% Teach one to four 3-hour or 5-hour courses at the 100-, 200-, 300-, 400-, or 600-level.

* 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.

* Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.

* Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferably three different days. The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

* 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, (3) information provided from professional references, and (4) information provide in course evaluations when available:

For those hired to teach at the 100- or 200-level:

* Bachelor's level study (or foreign equivalent) in French or related arts or humanities discipline.

* Near native or native command of French.

For those hired to teach at the 300-level or 400-level:

* M.A. plus additional graduate study in French (or foreign equivalent);

* Demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced in evaluations or letters of recommendation;

* Near-native or native command of French.

For those hired to teach at the 600-level:

* Near-native or native command of French.

* M.A. in French language and literature, plus additional graduate study in a doctoral program (or equivalent).

* Strong interest and demonstrated excellence in teaching, as evidenced by letter of application, letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and course evaluations when available.

Preferred Qualifications
For those hired to teach 100- or 200-level course(s):

* Previous experience teaching the course(s) of interest,

* Demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced in evaluations or letters of recommendation.

For those hired to teach 300-level or 400-level courses:

* Ph.D. or A.B.D.,

* Previous experience teaching the course(s) of interest.

For those hired to teach 600-level courses:

* Ph.D. in French language and literature.

* Ability to teach graduate-level language course.

* Ability to offer course in French for business at undergraduate level.

Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete electronic application should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. If available, please submit teaching evaluations.

Deadline/Review Date: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to Applicants
Sarah Greenwood, 785-864-9060,

Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Review Begins

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