POOL - Online Lecturer and/or Course Designer
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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 3/2/2017
University of Kansas
JOB DESCRIPTIONPosition Overview
The School of Public Affairs & Administration invites qualified scholars and professionals to apply for part- to full-time online lecturer positions for the development and/or instruction of online courses. Online lecturers are untenured, non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Appointments are typically short in duration over a defined time period associated with the development and/or instruction of online course(s). Primary role is online instruction with no obligations to perform research or service. The appointment dates will vary based on the timeframe for the preparation and instruction of the online course(s). Generally the appointments will be temporary.
Application materials will be reviewed and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in public affairs and administration consistent with school instructional needs.
Course needs vary and include the following areas: Human Resources Management; Budgeting and Policy Analysis; Public Finance; Public Policy and Administration; Public Management; Organizational Analysis; Ethics; Quantitative Methods; Nonprofit Management; Organizational Change; Information Technology; Performance Management; Auditing; Electives related to the above topics.
The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
Duties (Online Lecturer):
100% - 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 in asynchronous online course format with occasions for online office hours and/or Q&A sessions. Regular weekly interaction is expected in online courses.
* Provide instruction for course(s). Class meetings will generally be asynchronous, but instructional expectations match those of the face-to-face experience.
* 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.
Duties (Online Course Developer):
100% - Build an online course for the unit and/or the College Online Programs.
* Design the course in accordance with SPAA guidance and KU standards, which include working with instructional design staff in the Center for Online and Distance Learning.
* Work in a collaborative environment, utilizing the expertise of the other major instructors in the School.
* Complete the course design process within a specific deadline to ensure the course is fully designed and quality reviewed prior to the date the course is to be offered, as determined by the School.
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.
* Master s degree
* Expertise on topic being taught (from educational or employment experience).
* Teaching experience (classroom or online).
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
Diana Koslowsky, Administrative Officer
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Review Begins
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