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Director-Professional Performance Program & Professor of the Practice

  • ... Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 115000 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 03, 2024       Expires on:

Director-Professional Performance Program & Professor of the Practice   

JOB TITLE:

Director-Professional Performance Program & Professor of the Practice

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Lawrence Kansas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

26995BR

School of Professional Studies

Position Overview
The Professional Performance Program atthe University of Kansas (KU) is housed in the KU School of Professional Studies (SPS), which is located on the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) inOverland Park, Kansas in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.
KUEC has been a KU presence in Kansas City for 30 years, playing a crucial rolein the Greater KC professional community.
The campus now offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates withclasses geared toward working professionals, available in the evening, online and in-person.


The KU School of Professional Studies(SPS) was created in 2019 with a vision to transform students' lives and improve communities through innovative, student-focused, andexemplary academic programs that lead to rewarding careers in an array of fields that serve the workforce needs of Kansas and beyond.
Theschool offers a variety of disciplines, course formats, class schedules, student services, aid, and more to meet the needs of diversestudents who may work full-time, have considerable commitments outside of the classroom, have prior college-level education or otherwiseneed a different approach to earning academic credentials.
SPS continues to launch new degree programs aimed at supporting the needs offuture students and is poised for significant growth over the next five years.


KUEC and SPS have a reputation for employinginnovative teaching techniques and serving the unique needs of non- traditional students.
KUEC and SPS faculty enjoy an interdisciplinaryand collaborative atmosphere focused on supporting faculty in building rewarding careers while improving the success of students we teach.
Employees typically enjoy a hybrid work environment, providing sufficient flexibility for a healthy work-life balance.


The School ofProfessional Studies (SPS) is launching the Professional Performance degree to meet the growing demands of individuals creating a careersurrounding their athletic or artistic talents.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Professional Performance degree is designed for studentswith a strong interest in developing their own skills in entrepreneurship, media and marketing, content and brand creation, \\\\\\\"influencing,\\\\\\\"web design, personal and business finance, and communication; and who have already earned an associate degree or equivalenthours.


The Professional Performance program focuses on preparing students with professional and workforce ready skills to ensureemployment immediately following completion of the program.
Professional Performance allows students to tailor the degree to their careergoals by choosing an area of focus.
The program allows students the opportunity to explore the technical and strategic aspects ofself-promotion, entrepreneurship, and creating a personal or professional brand.
Students will learn the foundational skills related tocritical thinking, communication, leadership, finance, ethics, and career management, which will prepare them for the workforce, while alsoallowing students the ability to explore the reality of turning their athletic, artistic, or other strengths into a career.
The program willprepare students to shape their own career by developing the pathway to monetizing their individual talents, creating a personal brand,becoming an influencer (such as a YouTube influencer), or creating their own business.


Job Description
Position Overview:
The Director - Professional Performance Program/Professor of the Practice is both an Administrativeand Teaching position.
The Asst/Assoc/Professor of the Practice portion serves a 3-year limited term, that may be renewed pendingcomprehensive evaluation.
The director serves as the program director for the undergraduate in Professional Performance program within SPS.
The program director will work closely with KUEC and SPS administration and faculty to provide strategic direction for this academicprogram.
This position serves the educational needs of a Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) program, which is funded througha 1/8 of a cent sales tax within Johnson County.
Specific percentages of effort for JCERT are determined each year.


Responsibilitiesinclude managing course development and design (including course transitioning and development of new online/hybrid courses), deliveringclassroom and online instruction, and providing academic support for these programs, related long-term curriculum development, studentrecruitment and admission, student retention, supervision of faculty, program budgets, program quality and assessment, community outreach,and alumni
development.
In addition, the program leader provides an important link to other programs at the campus with similar contentknowledge.


Teaching - 60%
Teach five courses per calendar year in professional performance at the Edwards Campus,Lawrence Campus, or online.
Teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, instructional design, classroom management, gradingand teaching improvement in relation to student and colleague feedback.
Faculty are responsible for keeping curriculum up-to-date andengaging with external organizations to ensure relevance to a variety of workplace needs.
In addition to the regular class teachingschedule, it is expected that transitioning courses to online, hybrid and different length formats as needed will be part of the position.
Adhere to program, School, and University policies.

Program Leadership - 30%
  • Program Coordination:Provides leadership for program administration
    • Course Scheduling: Coordinates the development of the course schedules with EdwardsCampus student needs in mind.
      Promotes best practice in course scheduling with student feedback.
      The program leader will collaborate withother program and unit leaders to support the development and integration of communication curriculum and student competency developmentinto other academic and continuing education programs.
      Develops a two- or three-year course rotation plan.
    • CourseStaffing: Develops plans for staffing of the courses to be taught with the appropriate mix of faculty (tenure-track, professor of thepractice, teaching professor, lecturer).
    • Program Budgets: Works with the KUEC and SPS administration to develop and manage thebudgets for the Professional Performance program.
    • Program Records and Reports: In conjunction with the KUEC and SPS administrationresponsible for the management and maintenance of all program records, and preparation of reports in accordance with School and Universityprocedures and policies.
    • The program director should be receptive to questions, complaints, grievances, and suggestions from themembers of the program, both academic and staff personnel, and from students.
      The program director has the responsibility to takeappropriate actions as required and in accordance with the policies and rules of the School and University.
  • ProgramSupervision:
    • Develop mechanisms to receive constant feedback from the relevant constituencies, including the creation of an advisoryboard and participation in professional meetings to ensure the continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student and workforceneeds.
    • Manages searches, appointments, compensations, evaluations, reviews, teaching assignments, professional development,promotions, merit raises, and dismissals.
    • Provides mentoring and leadership for faculty, particularly those seekingpromotion.
  • Curriculum Development/Management and Instructional Oversight:
    • Develop mechanisms to receive constantfeedback from the relevant constituencies, including the creation of an advisory board and participation in professional meetings to ensurethe continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student and workforce needs.
    • Identify program goals for students in appropriatelanguage for marketing.
    • Work with faculty, staff, and the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning to transition/maintain coursesfor online delivery.
      Continuously monitor online course offerings to ensure content remains relevant and refreshed on a regularbasis.
  • Recruitment: Oversees student recruitment activities
    • Defines recruitment messages for the program andaudiences; collaborates with campus marketing to maintain and regularly update web content, market program-specificevents.
    • Determines enrollment goals in and tracks data in relation to these goals.
    • Participates in the development ofrecruitment plans.
    • Participates in recruitment and orientation activities coordinated by the recruiter/advisor and Edward Campusstaff.
    • Identifies and participates in community engagement activities - partner with campus business development team and localcommunity leaders to build program awareness in the community through presentations and panel participations with local professionalassociations, chambers of commerce, and specific business, government and non-profit organizations related to one's academicprogram.
  • Student Career-Related Advising: Defines professional career path advising and works with KU Career Center andEdwards Campus staff to provide career services to student.
    • Provides mentoring for students on career and educationalchoices
    • Advises students on job hunting and professional networking
  • Program Quality and Assessment: Ensurescurriculum and teaching pedagogy meets workforce and student needs.
    • Collaborates with Edwards Campus faculty governance and theAcademic & Faculty Support Center to deliver Edwards Campus based teaching improvement programs.
    • Ensures that teaching providesstudents both theory and practical exposure to the discipline, including guest speakers, service learning, internships,etc.
    • Oversees the development of initial program curriculum given market research and competitor analysis.
      Ensures continuedrelevance of the curriculum to meet student needs.
    • Develops mechanisms to receive consistent feedback from the relevant professionalcommunities in the Kansas City metro area, including advisory board and participation in professional associations.
    • Overseeselective approvals
    • Conduct annual program reviews and develop/manage formal assessment mechanisms to ensure program coherence andfull compliance with guidelines and policies of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), and industryaccreditation authorities.
    • Manage accreditations of PMGT programs, as applicable.
  • Service -10%
    • Serves as a member of the Edwards Campus Academic Program Leadership Team.
      • Contributes to the service mission ofthe university.
      • Participates regularly in the Edwards Campus Academic Leadership Council
      • Performs community related serviceas it relates to recruitment and Edwards Campus and program outreach efforts.


RequiredQualifications
  1. Minimum Master's Degree in Sports Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Business,Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Education or its equivalent in a closely related field
  2. Demonstrated record of academic teachingexcellence in a closely related field
  3. Years of related experience in creating a career surrounding their athletic or artistictalents required for each rank:
    • Assistant Professor of the Practice: 3-5 years
    • Associate Professor of the Practice 5-15years
    • Professor of the Practice: 15+ years
  4. Excellence in written communication skills as demonstrated inapplication materials
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Doctorate Degree in Sports Management, Public Relations,Marketing, Communications, Business, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Education, or its equivalent in a closely related field
  2. Minimumof five (5) years of escalating leadership roles and responsibilities
  3. Demonstrated experience in online teaching and course designin an academic environment
  4. Ability to use technology to enhance student learning
  5. Prior experience developing a career basedon an influencer platform such as YouTube
Contact Information to Applicants
John Bricklemyer
jtbrick@ku.
edu


Additional Candidate Instruction

Only complete application packages submittedonline will be considered.
A complete online application will include:

  • Resume

  • CoverLetter

  • Names and contact information for three professional references

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 orless:

  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflectyour commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application review begins Monday, March 7, 2024 and will continue until aqualified pool of applicants is identified.
Anticipated start date is April 8, 2024.

In a continuing effort to enrich the academicenvironment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, KU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresentedgroups in higher education.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.
S.
by the time of appointment.


Detailsregarding KU benefits can be found here: ku.
edu/benefits\\\\\\\">Benefits

Application ReviewBegins: 07-Mar-2024

Anticipated Start Date: 08-Apr-2024

Conditions ofEmployment
Limited Term

Position Number: tbd

Primary Campus
Univof Kansas Edwards Campus

FTE: 1.
0

Reg/Temp: Regular

Limited TermEnd Date
03-Apr-2027

Advertised Salary Range: $95k-115k

EmployeeClass: F-Faculty

Disclaimer
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis ofrace, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status,parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities.
Retaliation isalso prohibited by university policy.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policiesand is the Title IX coordinator for all KU and KUMC campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX, edu\\\\\\\">civilrights@ku.
edu
, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 03, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

115000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707364256-17f74a01cbcf5a33a0579600ce51a6f5

LOCATION:

Kansas United States

CITY:

Lawrence

Job Origin:

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School of Professional Studies

Position Overview
The Professional Performance Program atthe University of Kansas (KU) is housed in the KU School of Professional Studies (SPS), which is located on the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) inOverland Park, Kansas in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. KUEC has been a KU presence in Kansas City for 30 years, playing a crucial rolein the Greater KC professional community. The campus now offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates withclasses geared toward working professionals, available in the evening, online and in-person.

The KU School of Professional Studies(SPS) was created in 2019 with a vision to transform students' lives and improve communities through innovative, student-focused, andexemplary academic programs that lead to rewarding careers in an array of fields that serve the workforce needs of Kansas and beyond. Theschool offers a variety of disciplines, course formats, class schedules, student services, aid, and more to meet the needs of diversestudents who may work full-time, have considerable commitments outside of the classroom, have prior college-level education or otherwiseneed a different approach to earning academic credentials. SPS continues to launch new degree programs aimed at supporting the needs offuture students and is poised for significant growth over the next five years.

KUEC and SPS have a reputation for employinginnovative teaching techniques and serving the unique needs of non- traditional students. KUEC and SPS faculty enjoy an interdisciplinaryand collaborative atmosphere focused on supporting faculty in building rewarding careers while improving the success of students we teach.Employees typically enjoy a hybrid work environment, providing sufficient flexibility for a healthy work-life balance.

The School ofProfessional Studies (SPS) is launching the Professional Performance degree to meet the growing demands of individuals creating a careersurrounding their athletic or artistic talents. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Professional Performance degree is designed for studentswith a strong interest in developing their own skills in entrepreneurship, media and marketing, content and brand creation, \\\\\\\"influencing,\\\\\\\"web design, personal and business finance, and communication; and who have already earned an associate degree or equivalenthours.

The Professional Performance program focuses on preparing students with professional and workforce ready skills to ensureemployment immediately following completion of the program. Professional Performance allows students to tailor the degree to their careergoals by choosing an area of focus. The program allows students the opportunity to explore the technical and strategic aspects ofself-promotion, entrepreneurship, and creating a personal or professional brand. Students will learn the foundational skills related tocritical thinking, communication, leadership, finance, ethics, and career management, which will prepare them for the workforce, while alsoallowing students the ability to explore the reality of turning their athletic, artistic, or other strengths into a career. The program willprepare students to shape their own career by developing the pathway to monetizing their individual talents, creating a personal brand,becoming an influencer (such as a YouTube influencer), or creating their own business.

Job Description
Position Overview:
The Director - Professional Performance Program/Professor of the Practice is both an Administrativeand Teaching position. The Asst/Assoc/Professor of the Practice portion serves a 3-year limited term, that may be renewed pendingcomprehensive evaluation. The director serves as the program director for the undergraduate in Professional Performance program within SPS.The program director will work closely with KUEC and SPS administration and faculty to provide strategic direction for this academicprogram. This position serves the educational needs of a Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) program, which is funded througha 1/8 of a cent sales tax within Johnson County. Specific percentages of effort for JCERT are determined each year.

Responsibilitiesinclude managing course development and design (including course transitioning and development of new online/hybrid courses), deliveringclassroom and online instruction, and providing academic support for these programs, related long-term curriculum development, studentrecruitment and admission, student retention, supervision of faculty, program budgets, program quality and assessment, community outreach,and alumni
development. In addition, the program leader provides an important link to other programs at the campus with similar contentknowledge.

Teaching - 60%
Teach five courses per calendar year in professional performance at the Edwards Campus,Lawrence Campus, or online. Teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, instructional design, classroom management, gradingand teaching improvement in relation to student and colleague feedback. Faculty are responsible for keeping curriculum up-to-date andengaging with external organizations to ensure relevance to a variety of workplace needs. In addition to the regular class teachingschedule, it is expected that transitioning courses to online, hybrid and different length formats as needed will be part of the position.Adhere to program, School, and University policies.
Program Leadership - 30%
  • Program Coordination:Provides leadership for program administration
    • Course Scheduling: Coordinates the development of the course schedules with EdwardsCampus student needs in mind. Promotes best practice in course scheduling with student feedback. The program leader will collaborate withother program and unit leaders to support the development and integration of communication curriculum and student competency developmentinto other academic and continuing education programs. Develops a two- or three-year course rotation plan.
    • CourseStaffing: Develops plans for staffing of the courses to be taught with the appropriate mix of faculty (tenure-track, professor of thepractice, teaching professor, lecturer).
    • Program Budgets: Works with the KUEC and SPS administration to develop and manage thebudgets for the Professional Performance program.
    • Program Records and Reports: In conjunction with the KUEC and SPS administrationresponsible for the management and maintenance of all program records, and preparation of reports in accordance with School and Universityprocedures and policies.
    • The program director should be receptive to questions, complaints, grievances, and suggestions from themembers of the program, both academic and staff personnel, and from students. The program director has the responsibility to takeappropriate actions as required and in accordance with the policies and rules of the School and University.
  • ProgramSupervision:
    • Develop mechanisms to receive constant feedback from the relevant constituencies, including the creation of an advisoryboard and participation in professional meetings to ensure the continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student and workforceneeds.
    • Manages searches, appointments, compensations, evaluations, reviews, teaching assignments, professional development,promotions, merit raises, and dismissals.
    • Provides mentoring and leadership for faculty, particularly those seekingpromotion.
  • Curriculum Development/Management and Instructional Oversight:
    • Develop mechanisms to receive constantfeedback from the relevant constituencies, including the creation of an advisory board and participation in professional meetings to ensurethe continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student and workforce needs.
    • Identify program goals for students in appropriatelanguage for marketing.
    • Work with faculty, staff, and the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning to transition/maintain coursesfor online delivery. Continuously monitor online course offerings to ensure content remains relevant and refreshed on a regularbasis.
  • Recruitment: Oversees student recruitment activities
    • Defines recruitment messages for the program andaudiences; collaborates with campus marketing to maintain and regularly update web content, market program-specificevents.
    • Determines enrollment goals in and tracks data in relation to these goals.
    • Participates in the development ofrecruitment plans.
    • Participates in recruitment and orientation activities coordinated by the recruiter/advisor and Edward Campusstaff.
    • Identifies and participates in community engagement activities - partner with campus business development team and localcommunity leaders to build program awareness in the community through presentations and panel participations with local professionalassociations, chambers of commerce, and specific business, government and non-profit organizations related to one's academicprogram.
  • Student Career-Related Advising: Defines professional career path advising and works with KU Career Center andEdwards Campus staff to provide career services to student.
    • Provides mentoring for students on career and educationalchoices
    • Advises students on job hunting and professional networking
  • Program Quality and Assessment: Ensurescurriculum and teaching pedagogy meets workforce and student needs.
    • Collaborates with Edwards Campus faculty governance and theAcademic & Faculty Support Center to deliver Edwards Campus based teaching improvement programs.
    • Ensures that teaching providesstudents both theory and practical exposure to the discipline, including guest speakers, service learning, internships,etc.
    • Oversees the development of initial program curriculum given market research and competitor analysis. Ensures continuedrelevance of the curriculum to meet student needs.
    • Develops mechanisms to receive consistent feedback from the relevant professionalcommunities in the Kansas City metro area, including advisory board and participation in professional associations.
    • Overseeselective approvals
    • Conduct annual program reviews and develop/manage formal assessment mechanisms to ensure program coherence andfull compliance with guidelines and policies of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), and industryaccreditation authorities.
    • Manage accreditations of PMGT programs, as applicable.
  • Service -10%
    • Serves as a member of the Edwards Campus Academic Program Leadership Team.
      • Contributes to the service mission ofthe university.
      • Participates regularly in the Edwards Campus Academic Leadership Council
      • Performs community related serviceas it relates to recruitment and Edwards Campus and program outreach efforts.


RequiredQualifications
  1. Minimum Master's Degree in Sports Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Business,Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Education or its equivalent in a closely related field
  2. Demonstrated record of academic teachingexcellence in a closely related field
  3. Years of related experience in creating a career surrounding their athletic or artistictalents required for each rank:
    • Assistant Professor of the Practice: 3-5 years
    • Associate Professor of the Practice 5-15years
    • Professor of the Practice: 15+ years
  4. Excellence in written communication skills as demonstrated inapplication materials
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Doctorate Degree in Sports Management, Public Relations,Marketing, Communications, Business, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Education, or its equivalent in a closely related field
  2. Minimumof five (5) years of escalating leadership roles and responsibilities
  3. Demonstrated experience in online teaching and course designin an academic environment
  4. Ability to use technology to enhance student learning
  5. Prior experience developing a career basedon an influencer platform such as YouTube
Contact Information to Applicants
John Bricklemyer
jtbrick@ku.edu

Additional Candidate Instruction

Only complete application packages submittedonline will be considered. A complete online application will include:

  • Resume

  • CoverLetter

  • Names and contact information for three professional references

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 orless:

  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflectyour commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application review begins Monday, March 7, 2024 and will continue until aqualified pool of applicants is identified. Anticipated start date is April 8, 2024.

In a continuing effort to enrich the academicenvironment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, KU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresentedgroups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.

Detailsregarding KU benefits can be found here: Benefits

Application ReviewBegins: 07-Mar-2024

Anticipated Start Date: 08-Apr-2024

Conditions ofEmployment
Limited Term

Position Number: tbd

Primary Campus
Univof Kansas Edwards Campus

FTE: 1.0

Reg/Temp: Regular

Limited TermEnd Date
03-Apr-2027

Advertised Salary Range: $95k-115k

EmployeeClass: F-Faculty

Disclaimer
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis ofrace, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status,parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation isalso prohibited by university policy. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policiesand is the Title IX coordinator for all KU and KUMC campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

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