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Teaching Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670055010 Health & Human Sciences Dean
Job no: 515997
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Health Profession
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Center on Aging (COA), within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a 9-month Teaching Assistant Professor to join their team. This position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on campus and online. This non-tenure track position will report directly to the COA Interim Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach on-campus and/or online courses as required for the gerontology academic programs
  • Assist in 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 program, unit, college, and university

This 9-month position at the rank of teaching assistant professor has a preferred starting date of January 2024, 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 ( We have well-known expertise in long-term care services and support, and we facilitate a nationally recognized person-centered care program for nursing homes for the state of Kansas (PEAK). 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 a transdisciplinary 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.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, Physician Assistant program, and a Nursing partnership with Wichita State University. The College enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( 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, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned master’s degree (by start date) 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, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to the HHS mission: “In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE.”

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching courses about aging
  • Experience working with older adults
  • Demonstrated ability to promote relationships with external partners and agencies

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Contact information for three professional references
  5. Official academic transcripts

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Laci Cornelison, at with the subject line: COA Teaching Assistant Professor Search.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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