Teaching Assistant Professor (Center on Aging)

Kansas State University
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The Center on Aging, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a full-time, 9-month Teaching Assistant Professors to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on campus and online. This non-tenure track position will report directly to the department head. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Teach in-person and/or online courses as required for the gerontology academic programs
-Assist in the planning, administration, and execution of the undergraduate and master’s gerontology programs with fellow instructors
-Recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
-Provide service to the Center on Aging, College, and University

This 9-month position has a preferred starting date of August 2023, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Why Join Us:

The Center on Aging is a dynamic education and research center focused on providing an innovative gerontology curriculum and aging services development and evaluation (https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/aging/). We have well-known expertise in long-term care services and supports, and we facilitate a nationally recognized person-centered care program for nursing homes for the state of Kansas (PEAK 2.0 - https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/aging/research/peak20/). The Center’s academic programs encompass an undergraduate minor, secondary major, Master’s degree, and graduate certificate. We also serve older Kansans and their families through community engagement and outreach and our aging services research projects. At Kansas State University, we are an interdisciplinary unit housed within the College of Health and Human Sciences, with collaborative relationships across several academic departments and centers both within the College and across the University. Our faculty and staff have existing partnerships with K-State Research and Extension programs, regional universities, the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), various national long-term care organizations, and national research partnerships.


What You'll Need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:
-Earned (by start date) master's degree in gerontology or closely related field
-Demonstrated content expertise to teach core classes in the gerontology program
-Ability to work effectively with undergraduate and graduate students in a multidisciplinary environment
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Commitment to the HHS mission: "In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE."

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience teaching courses about adult development and aging
-Experience working with older adults
-Demonstrated ability to promote relationships with external partners and agencies

Organization Summary

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to 17 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs housed within Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design and Fashion Studies; Kinesiology; Personal Financial Planning; and the Center on Aging. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions (https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/). The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University is committed to fostering an inclusive, welcoming, and collegial environment that embeds the university’s values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, where employees and students feel a sense of Belonging. The University is committed to recruiting, engaging, and encouraging a diverse and vibrant community, and is dedicated to promoting Principles of Community (https://www.k-state.edu/about/values/community/).

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

253 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66503
United States

How to Apply


To assure full consideration, please submit the following documents as a single PDF file:
-Cover letter
-Curriculum vita or resume
-Teaching philosophy statement
-Name, affiliation, phone number, and email address of three professional references
-Official academic transcripts

Initial review of applications will begin March 20, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.