POOL - Online Lecturer and/or Course Designer
The Sociology Department invites qualified scholars and professionals to make application 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 by the faculty and placed in a pool for consideration for developing and/or teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in sociology consistent with departmental instructional needs.
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). Classes are generally in an 8-week or mini-semester format. 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 departmental 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 program, unit, or center.
* 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 academic department.
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 in sociology or related field.
* Expertise on topic being taught from educational or employment experience.
* At least one semester teaching experience in the classroom or online at the university level.
* At least one semester of experience teaching in sociology or research field.
* Ph.D. in sociology or related field.
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
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Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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