Lecturer/Academic Program Asoc
The Department of Economics at the University of Kansas invites qualified instructors with a record of excellence in teaching introductory economics courses to apply to the non-tenure track position of Lecturer/Academic Program Associate (hereafter "lecturers"). The chosen candidates will join a team of dedicated educators. These positions require the lecturers to teach an average of three sections per semester, with a focus on undergraduate courses on the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, which involve the supervision of teaching assistants. These positions also offer the opportunity to teach other courses. This appointment is for one (1) academic year and is a limited term appointment, with the possibility of renewal upon annual evaluation. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the US before employment begins.
The Department of Economics has an internationally recognized faculty and a long tradition of excellence in undergraduate education. Our Oswald Program in Economics, which represents the undergraduate program, consists of about 350 undergraduate majors and offers students the ability to earn Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, or Bachelor of Science degrees. Undergraduate students receive training in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics as part of their core education. Graduates of the Oswald Program in Economics are successful in industry, academia, and government. Historic Snow Hall, which houses the department, contains state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture spaces, computer labs, and other facilities.
The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system. KU’s many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a "center for learning, research, scholarship, and creative endeavor" in the state of Kansas, the nation, and the world. KU is home to one of the top public-university library systems in the nation. The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. A city of approximately 100,000, Lawrence is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital. Home to Haskell Indian Nations University, as well as KU, Lawrence offers the many cultural opportunities of a university town. Lawrence is a wonderful community filled with endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants. Kansas City International airport lies only one hour away.
Teaching/Advising (75 %)
1. Teaches an average of three sections per semester for both the fall and spring semesters.
2. Holds regular office hours for students involved in classes taught.
3. Adheres to department, college and university policies and procedures.
4. Collaborates in the development of course curricula and material, assessment, and delivery.
5. Advises individual undergraduate students, as needed, regarding course selection, career development, and research projects.
Academic Program Associate (15 %)
1. Participates in the economic principles teaching team with other faculty and lecturers in order to coordinate the instruction of introductory economics courses and services for students.
2. Trains, supervises, and evaluates teaching assistants assigned to the economic principles courses when the Academic Program Associate is teaching these courses.
3. Participates in the continuous assessment of the effectiveness of key program components, such as the Econ Lab.
4. Participates in the assessments of student learning including the production of assessment reports for the Economics Undergraduate Program.
5. Collaborates with university-supported learning programs, such as the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program.
Service (10 %)
1. Collaborates with campus student services to promote student success, retention, and progress towards degree completion.
2. Participates in relevant teaching activities designed to improve the individual’s or the department’s delivering of economic instruction.
3. Serves on departmental service committees, e.g., Undergraduate Program Committee.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
Ph.D. in Economics (include a transcript copy if the degree has been obtained in the last 5 years).
Record of teaching introductory economics courses, i.e., principles courses.
Record of providing instruction at a postsecondary educational institution.
Demonstrated written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
Contact Information to Applicants
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete on-line application includes: C.V.; cover letter; 2-page teaching statement; copy of PhD transcript (if degree has been obtained in the last 5 years); and the names and contact information for three references.
The Economics Department will begin its review of applications on October 18, 2018, and continue this review, only as needed, to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool. Thus, to assure review of an application, the candidate should submit materials by October 18, 2018.
A complete application includes:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Teaching Statement (2 pages)
(4) Names and contact information for three references, including email addresses
(6) Copy of PhD transcript if degree has been obtained in the last 5 years