**INTERNAL** Director/Associate Professor or Full Professor

Job Title

**INTERNAL** Director/Associate Professor or Full Professor


Environmental Studies Program

Primary Campus

University of Kansas - Lawrence

Job Description

Program Director (0.5 FTE)1. Provides oversight and leadership for all unit activities, at both the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.
2. Administers the undergraduate and graduate academic programs of the unit.
3. Reviews and modifies, in collaboration with the established committee structure, the long-range planning for the program.
4. Oversees all internal budgetary, administrative, and personnel matters.
5. Supervises and reviews the unit’s faculty and professional, academic, and University support staff.
6. Seeks enhancement of all unit resources by actively seeking external funding.
7. Develops and enhances research and educational relationships between the unit and other units across the College and University, as well as with agencies outside the University, governmental, public, or private.
8. Develops long-term planning for the program with attention to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion among faculty, students, and staff.
9. Executes College and University policy in the unit effectively.
10. Represents the unit and reports to CLAS, and represents the unit to other University entities.
Faculty Member (0.5 FTE)
20% Teaching/Advising1. Teaches courses in his/her field of specialty.
2. Advises students, including student mentoring and providing directed readings.
3. Supervises graduate teaching assistants, as assigned.
4. Serves on committees that supervise and evaluate student progress.20% Research1. Engages in scholarly research, including publishing appropriate peer-reviewed books and articles and presenting papers at professional conferences on a regular basis.10% Service1. Provides general service to one’s home unit, the College, the University, the state, and the profession.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



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Conditions of Employment

Limited Term, Serve at the Pleasure

Contact Information to Applicants

Professor Kelly Kindscher

Limited Term End Date


Position Number


Required Qualifications


Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experience in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v.
1. Tenured appointment with the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
2. Ability to serve as an academic leader and team builder, developing and enhancing research and educational relationships among faculty and between the unit and its affiliated units.
3. Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and commitment to teaching excellence.
4. Strong record of scholarly achievement, as evidenced by an established program of research with the promise of continued productivity.
5. Ability to communicate effectively and to manage interpersonal relations.

Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

Director compensation consists of an administrative supplement added to the academic-year (9-month) salary and additional summer salary compensation; the supplement and summer salary is removed when the Director steps down from the administrative role



Preferred Qualifications

1. Rank of Full Professor.
2. Appointment in the Environmental Studies Program.
3. Demonstrated excellence in administrative and management skills.
4. Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary and international studies in teaching, research, and service.
5. Experience with KU and KUCR administrative procedures.
6. Experience in seeking outside funding and managing multiple projects.

Position Overview

Provides leadership and oversight for all program activities, as well as fulfilling teaching, research, and service responsibilities as a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction


Complete application package consists of a letter of application that include descriptions of work experience and education experiences, a curriculum vitae that includes a record of accomplishments and productivity, and a list of 3 professional references.

Applications deadline is December 12, 2020. Please apply by this date for consideration.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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