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Lecturer Salaries in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Guideline
Purpose: 

To provide guidelines for the salaries of lecturers in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Applies to: 

Lecturers in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Campus: 
Edwards
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

Fall and Spring semester salaries for lecturers shall be based on educational level, teaching experience, and the level and size of the course(s) being taught.

In the 2019–20 academic year, the following shall be minimum lecturer salaries based on educational level:

  • for lecturers with master’s degrees: $4,500 per 0.25 FTE
  • for lecturers with doctoral degrees: $4,750 per 0.25 FTE

Lecturers may periodically receive merit salaries increases. Therefore, an experienced lecturer may receive a salary higher than the educational-level minimum. Similarly, demonstration of previous teaching experience may justify a starting salary higher than the educational-level minimum.

A lecturer teaching a more advanced course may receive a salary higher than the educational-level minimum.

Normally, 0.25 FTE equates to one 3-credit-hour course. Courses with unusually small or large required levels of effort may equate to a smaller or larger FTE.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

These guidelines do not apply to summer courses.

Contact: 

Director of Finance and Planning
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
University of Kansas
224 Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-3661

Approved by: 
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dean's Office
Approved on: 
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Effective on: 
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
CLAS, Lecturer, Salary, College
Change History: 

03/14/2019: Updated. 
03/17/2017: Remove BA from tiers, update salary, and change from “per course” to “.25 FTE.”
07/05/2016: Clarified minimum salary levels do not apply to summer semester teaching.
06/08/2015: Revised by the Dean of the College to show new salary amounts in the College
07/01/2007: Approved by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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