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POOL - Lecturer

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Job Details
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University of Kansas
Physical Address
1450 Jayhawk Road
Lawrence, KS 66045
Job Description


East Asian Languages&Cultures


University of Kansas – Lawrence



Employee Class:

Position Overview

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit applications to a department lecturer pool for for part-time and/or full-time, temporary and/or regular undergraduate and graduate teaching positions. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need for instructors, if any, for courses being offered each semester. These are non-tenure-track members of the faculty whose primary role is instructional.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year and reviewed by faculty on an ongoing basis. Successful applicants will remain in the pool for one year and will be contacted as needed position vacancies become available in the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins, and international applicants must pass the TSE or Speak test before hire.

Please visit the department’s web site at .

Job Description

100% – Teach one or two language or culture courses per semester in the chosen field:

  • 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.
  • Provide instruction throughout the semester, most classes meet 3 times/week for 1 hour/day.
  • 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.

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 accomplishment and productivity addressed in resume; 3) Information provided from professional references.

Language Courses:

  • Lecturers of undergraduate courses must have at least a MA in a relevant discipline. For Language courses only: MA level degree or native or near-native fluency in the language they will teach.
  • Lecturers of graduate courses must have a Ph.D. in the relevant discipline.

Culture Courses:

  • Lecturers of undergraduate courses must have at least an MA in a relevant discipline.
  • Lecturers of graduate courses must have a Ph.D. in the relevant discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior teaching experience

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete electronic application will include a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references.

Deadline/Review Date: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing
Contact Information to Applicants

Barb Mayne

785 864 7058
Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Review Begins


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