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Temporary, part-time lecturer
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Spring 2002. Responsibilities include teaching one or more undergraduate courses in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science; preparing and presenting lectures; holding office hours; designing and supervising laboratories, projects and exams; and grading student work and/or supervising graders and teaching assistants. Required qualifications: master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or closely related scientific discipline. Salary range is $6,000-$7,500 for each course. For application procedure, contact Cindy Wallis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1460 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 415. Review of applicants began Dec. 1 and will continue until positions are filled.

Faculty position
Aerospace Engineering. Open position for a faculty member with substantial experience in aircraft industry and aircraft design. Candidates will be considered from all academic ranks. The applicant must be qualified to teach aircraft configuration design at the undergraduate level, as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses in disciplines related to aircraft design. An earned doctorate in aerospace engineering or a closely related field is highly desirable but not required for applicants with exceptional experience. Successful candidates must demonstrate the promise of developing an externally funded research program at the KU. Salary is commensurate with experience. Start date: Aug. 18. Review of applications begins Feb. 15. Submit a resume and three references to: Dr. Mark S. Ewing, Aerospace Engineering Chair, 2004 Learned Hall, 1530 W. 15th St.

Life drawing, painting, printmaking and/or foundation drawing. Art department seeks qualified applicants for semester-long, non-tenure track appointments. Required: MFA or comparable experience in professional field and record of creative research. Prefer prior teaching experience. To apply, send application letter, 20 labeled slides and corresponding slide list, self-addressed stamped envelope and resume to Regional Pool, University of Kansas art department, 1467 Jayhawk Blvd. Initial review of applications will begin after Jan. 2. Salary $2,500 minimum, compensated on a per course basis.

Assistant or associate professor
Theatre and Film/University Theatre. Full-time faculty position beginning Aug. 18. Duties include: Teach a minimum of two courses per semester, including a large undergraduate Introduction to Theatre class with an international perspective; sustain an ongoing commitment to research and publication; fulfill regular yearly directing assignments in the University Theatre; guide dissertations and theses; contribute significantly to graduate education. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in theatre or performance studies with an emphasis in international or global theatre and command of contemporary critical and theoretical methodologies. Salary range: assistant $40,000-$42,000; associate $48,000-$52,000. Review of applications begins Dec. 17 and will continue until the position is filled. For application procedure, contact: Chair, Search Committee, Theatre and Film, 356 Murphy Hall. For a complete position announcement, contact Lene Brooke (785) 864-7156 or, or visit

Assistant director of field practicum
School of Social Welfare. Full-time, unclassified position beginning mid to late spring, negotiable. Required qualifications: master’s degree in social work from CSWE-accredited program; two years post master’s full-time agency-based social work practice; experience as a practicum field instructor in a social work degree program; experience working with administrators, professional staff and support personnel; excellent time management skills, with ability to initiate, coordinate and complete large amounts of work within specified deadlines; database management experience; word processing skills; attention to detail; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; licenses or eligible for licensure at the LMSW level in the state of Kansas. Review of applications begins Jan. 2 and will continue until position is filled. Application materials include a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Send to: Rosalee Neibarger, School of Social Welfare, or call (785) 864-4720.

Faculty member
Mechanical Engineering. Tenure-track appointment in the area of robotics and/or machine design. One assistant/associate professor position or an associate professor with a significant research record and ready for promotion to full professor will be selected. Applicants ready for promotion to full professor should be of national stature in their respective areas, with proven records of excellence in funded research and teaching. Successful candidates must have demonstrated scholarly research accomplishments, have developed an externally funded research program, be willing to participate in collaborative efforts in research and teaching, and be interested in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. Assistant professor applicants should have an undergraduate degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited university and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering by the date of appointment with a very strong potential for a successful career in engineering education, including all aspects of teaching, research and professional service. Associate professor applicants should have the above qualifications plus a demonstrated record of teaching, research and professional service. Applications and nominations should be sent to Dr. Terry N. Faddis, Search Committee Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3013 Learned Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-2234; phone: (785) 864-3181; A complete application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1 and will be accepted until the positions are filled. For more information see

Assistant professor
Geography seeks a geographer specializing in geographic information science. Full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning January 2003. Candidates are expected to have advanced knowledge of GIS and spatial analytic techniques. Other areas of research and teaching interests should be complementary to those of the department and related programs on campus. Teaching responsibilities include basic and advanced courses in GIS as well as courses in the candidate’s topical or systematic area(s) of expertise. Commensurate with the stages of their careers, applicants are expected to have established records of publication and grants as well as commitments to teaching and to the supervision of graduate research. A Ph.D. in geography or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Please send a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and a summary of teaching evaluations, if available. The review of applications begins Feb. 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply to: Jerome E. Dobson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 214; phone: (785) 864-5536; fax: (785) 864-5378.

Director of marketing
Athletics. Salary: $40,000-$45,000. Duties: develop and implement plan for Division I-A football program; supervise marketing staff; oversee sales and promotional efforts for 18 intercollegiate sports; work closely with ESPN Regional Television to implement corporate sponsorships; coordinate all media buys. Requirements: bachelor’s degree in sports management/marketing/promotions or related field; two years sports marketing/promotions experience; strong presentation, organizational and overall ability to communicate effectively; graphic design experience; familiarity with PCs and Macs; experience managing budgets. Send letter of application, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references to Human Resources Manager, KU Athletics, 1651 Naismith Drive; e-mail:

Research aide
Beach Center on Disability in the Life Span Institute. Half-time, unclassified position beginning Jan. 2. Required qualifications: experience using various computer applications, evidence of strong communication and organization skills, experience working under deadlines, high school diploma. Salary range: $10-$12 per hour. Review of applications began Dec. 15. Send letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to Carmen Collins, Beach Center on Disability, 1200 Sunnyside Ave, Room 3136, Lawrence, KS 66045; phone: (785) 864-4950.

Program assistant
Contracts assistant. KU Center for Research. Salary: $26,000-$29,000. Will assist all members of the Office of Contract Negotiations and Research Compliance. Required: bachelor’s degree or three or more years of applicable administrative experience, strong verbal and written communication skills, experience with PCs including word processing and spreadsheets. View complete position description online at or request it via e-mail at Application review starts Dec. 19. Application must include letter addressing qualifications, resume and three references. Send documents as MS Word attachments to Gary Harris (#67099) at: or KU Center for Research, 2385 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, KS 66045; fax: (785) 864-5025.

Graduate teaching assistant
Environmental Studies Program. Academic year 2002-03. Qualified graduate-level applicants will receive a stipend and alleviation of their tuition for the semester of employment. Health benefits are available. A limited number of positions are available in EVRN 148, Principles of Environmental Studies; EVRN 332, Environmental Law; EVRN 320, Environmental Policy; EVRN 460, Field Ecology; and EVRN 615, Environmental Impact Assessment. Applications will be available beginning in January on the Environmental Studies Web site, Deadline for application is Feb. 22. For further information, please call (785) 842-2059, or e-mail

Research assistant
Kansas Drug Utilization Review Program. School of Pharmacy. Part-time, 20 hours/week. Unclassified position beginning no later than Feb. 11. Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree; background in pharmacy; experience with pharmacy and medical terminology, computer science or information systems; experience with spreadsheet computer programs, data analysis and reporting. A rolling review of applications begins Dec. 26 and will continue until position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume and three references to Karen Braman, Kansas DUR Program, School of Pharmacy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, #6050, Lawrence, KS 66045; phone: (785) 864-3262; fax: (785) 864-5849; e-mail:

Director of business operations
Athletics. Supervise business office, which includes purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, travel audit, corporate and state payroll, deposit and recording of all incoming monies, reconciliation of various accounts and departments and control of investment of working capital. Requirements: bachelor’s degree in business, emphasis in accounting, with three years supervisory experience, knowledge of auditing procedures, business office management, demonstrated competence in fiscal matters, and good organizational and communication skills. Application review begins Dec. 31. Send letter of application, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references to Human Resources Manager; Athletics; 1651 Naismith Drive. E-mail:

Grant Management Office, Higuchi Biosciences Center. Salary: $36,000-$39,000. Duties include: supervision of accounting and support staff. Required: bachelor’s degree in accounting /related field or equivalent experience, supervisory experience, positions showing increased levels of responsibility in financial accounting, ability to work successfully in a team-based environment, knowledge of computer software programs and of client-based accounting systems. Send cover letter, resume, three professional references and start date to: Lanaea Heine, Higuchi Biosciences Center, 2099 Constant Avenue. Fax: (785) 864-5738. Review of applications begins Dec. 28.

December 14, 2001
Vol. 26, No. 8

• Professor gains reputation as guru of germs
• KU hopes to narrow peer funding gap
Foundation pledges $2 million for professorship
Dean to present 2001 Pioneer Woman award to KU alumna in December
Ambler announces retiremenr plans
'Day of Infamy' revisited in classes
• Stories of survival

1941: Diary of a disaster
Student develops radar to find water on Mars
Questions about snow policies answered
KU researchers awarded a Department of Energy contract



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