Position Overview: The Department of German Studies at the University of Kansas seeks a full-time Multi-Term Lecturer. The successful candidate will be expected to teach primarily lower-level German language courses. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of three years.
Job Description: Teaching - 100%: Teaching undergraduate language classes as assigned; at least ten credits per semester in German. Prepare for and attend all class meetings. Classes should not be canceled. Fulfill the following duties under close supervision and guidance of the language program coordinator throughout the semester; prepare lesson plans, grade assignments in a timely manner, provide students with feedback and regular information about their progress in the course, and give students clear information about how to improve their performance in the course. Hold regular office hours for students in the classes taught. A minimum of two posted office hours each week is required. Maintain standards of excellence in teaching and in the evaluation of student performance. Adhere to departmental, college and university policies. Attend teaching-related in-service meetings.
Required Qualifications: MA in Germanic Languages and Literatures. Native or near-native ability in German. At least 3 credit hours of graduate coursework in contemporary methods of teaching German as a Foreign Language as ascertained by transcript or curriculum vitae. At least 3 month experience teaching undergraduate course in German.
Candidate instructions: Only online application will be accepted. A complete online application will include a letter of application, a vitae detailing specific subject areas the applicant is qualified to teach, teaching evaluations from the 2 most recent years, and the names and contact information for references. Application deadline is December 22, 2020. Apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/18103BR. This position will work on the Lawrence, KS Campus.
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