POOL - Lecturer - introductory courses / supervise GTA's

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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)
Doctoral Degree


Position Overview
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas is seeking qualified individuals to submit application materials to be placed in a pool for consideration as the teaching needs of our department arise. We are specifically seeking individuals who are
qualified to teach introductory undergraduate courses, specifically: General Anthropology (ANTH 100), Fundamentals of Physical Anthropology (ANTH 104), Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 108), Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 110), Varieties of Human Experience (ANTH 160/360), or Language in Culture and Society (ANTH 320).

Application materials will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching courses in Anthropology consistent with departmental instructional needs.

The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description
60% - Teaching an Introductory Course

* Teach an introductory course (minimum enrollment to be determined).

* Prepare for and attend all class meetings.

* Provide instruction throughout the semester in accordance with course credit hours, typically three hours a week, scheduled over one to three days a week. (For a four-credit-hour course, there should be three lectures with an additional discussion section led by a graduate teaching assistant).

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

* Adhere to all Department, College and University policies. For example, in case of absence, alternative arrangements must be made in accordance with policy.

30% - Office Hours

* Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of one posted office hour per course credit hour is required each week, preferably divided over at least two and ideally three different days. Alternative times should be available for student who cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

10% - Supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

* Supervise any and all GTAs assigned to the course, providing teaching guidance and performance evaluations.

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.

* Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field.

* Experience in teaching, as either a primary instructor or a graduate teaching assistant in at least one semester of a college-level undergraduate course.

* Experience in supervising employees.

Preferred Qualifications

* Ph.D. in Anthropology.

* Experience in teaching multiple semesters of college-level undergraduate courses.

* Experience in teaching the specific introductory course to be assigned.

* Experience with supervision of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs).

Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete electronic application will include a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) qualified professional references.

Deadline/Review Date: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to Applicants
Le-Thu Erazmus

Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Review Begins

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