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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 2/23/2017

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Overview
The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) at the University of Kansas seeks individuals qualified to teach part-time or full-time language courses (Amharic, Arabic, Haitian, Hausa, KiSwahili, Somali and Wolof) and non-language courses (African History, Black Popular Music, Legal Issues and the African American). The lecturer pool is renewed every year. The Department accepts applications at any time, but normally makes appointments for the fall semester in May and June, and for the spring semester in November and December. Increases in enrollment, resignations, and emergencies may create openings that are filled just before classes begin (August and January). All appointments are contingent upon staffing needs.

Application materials will be reviewed with departmental instructional needs. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description
100% - Lecturer

* Teach one to four 3-hour or 5-hour course(s) as assigned by the Chair of the Department.

* 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 cancelled.

* Provide instruction throughout the semester, usually 3 hours/week, one day a week.

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

* Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught.

* Adhere to departmental, College and University policies.

* Lecturers may assume limited advising duties and attend in-service meetings designed to improve teaching as determined by the department chairperson.

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.

Required Qualifications for Language Courses.

* Bachelor's level degree in the respective language and near-native or native command of the language OR Bachelor s level degree in any field AND native command of the language.

* Knowledge of the culture where the specific language is primarily used.

Required Qualifications for Non-Language Courses.

* Bachelor's level degree and graduate work in relevant area.

* Demonstration of knowledge of the African or African-American Studies course of interest.

* Evidence of ability to teach the culture-specific course.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications for Language Courses.

* Master's or Doctorate degree.

* Previous teaching experience at the university or college level.

* Educational background or training in language instruction.

* Evidence of prior success in teaching (e.g., course evaluations; supervisor ratings).

* Experience with instructional technology.

Preferred Qualifications for Non-Language Courses.

* Master's or J.D. or Doctorate degree in a relevant field.

* Previous teaching experience at the university/college level or practical field experience.

* Evidence of prior success in teaching or on the field.

* Native or near-native knowledge of area culture.


Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete 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.

Deadline/ Review Date: Ongoing

Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to Applicants
Lisa Brown

Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Review Begins

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