The Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky is currently seeking a Lecturer for a 9 month appointment, non-tenure track position. This position is eligible for reappointment. The terms of appointment and reappointment for this position are governed by the University of Kentucky Administrative Regulations (re: AR 2:9).
In addition to teaching for the Lewis Honors College, this position will be responsible for courses and activities dedicated to the development of Singletary Scholar students. The teaching load will consist of six courses per academic year (typically three per semester) of Honors level courses at the undergraduate level. One course (each Fall semester) will be a course dedicated to the development of the Singletary Scholar students in their first semester. Additional courses will be the Foundations Seminar, honors courses, and/or one course per year could be an honors course in the Lecturer’s discipline. This position will also include event planning, community liaison work, and the management of the Singletary Service Mentors, who are upperclassmen students that lead the first year Singletary Scholars in their service projects.
The Foundations Seminar will be taken by all Lewis Honors College students and will be an intensive, interdisciplinary seminar that will emphasize the development of analytical reading, writing, and speaking skills through the lens of examining the relationship of the individual to society. Students will examine human thought and imagination from various perspectives, including philosophy, history, literature, science, religion, and art. The course will pay particular attention to how the main branches of academic inquiry—humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and creativity—address the relationship between individuals and the social worlds in which they find themselves.
The lecturer position may include responsibilities for special programs on an as needed basis. Typically, the distribution of effort will be 75% teaching, 18% program administration and 5% research/scholarship; 2% Professional Development.
Applications must include a cover letter as well as a curriculum vitae. Please also include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your references within the employment system.
Questions should be addressed to the Associate Dean of the Lewis Honors College, Czarena Crofcheck, Crofcheck@uky.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Ph.D. or terminal degree in field by June 2018.
Required Related Experience:
Doctorate field is open. Area of expertise must include leadership development and community engagement. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Development of students with respect to sustainability, authenticity, social justice, community outreach and service
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