Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the School of Education
Description of Position
The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is continuously seeking qualified candidates for adjunct faculty teaching positions. THE INTENT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF ADJUNCT FACULTY WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO DELIVER UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES IN THE DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM STUDIES. The Division offers coursework in early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary education, in curriculum, TESOL, multicultural education, special education and reading, and in English/Language Arts, natural science, social studies, art, and mathematics.
The School of Education Mission and Values:
The mission of the School of Education is to recruit, prepare, and support outstanding teachers, mental health professionals, and administrators who will create lifelong opportunities through education for America's diverse urban communities. The mission is supported by six core values: 1) Academic excellence; 2) Strategic innovation; 3) Inquiry leading to reflective decision making and problem solving; 4) Skilled and knowledgeable professionals working collaboratively; 5) Democracy, diversity and social justice; 6) Creating caring and safe environments.
The School is comprised of three (3) academic divisions: Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies; Counseling and Educational Psychology; and Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations. Adjunct faculty teaching in the School of Education are responsible for teaching regular courses as assigned by the Division Chairperson.
Appointment and Salary
These are term, non-tenure-accruing positions. Appointment periods are for the semester with consideration for reappointment. A flat adjunct salary is determined based on level of educational degree held.
A complete application includes a letter of application detailing desire and qualifications to teach in one or more of the areas listed above, curriculum vita, a minimum of two current letters of recommendation (must be on letterhead and signed), transcript reflecting the highest degree earned and previous coursework leading up to the highest degree earned submitted to: UMKC Human Resources http://www.umkc.edu/hr/.
1. Degree appropriate significant experience/training relevant to the level of class and content area being taught
2. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban issues.
3. Familiarity with various online delivery platforms.
An official copy of transcripts(s), showing degree(s) with courses completed, and conferring instituition will be required before an official offer is made to the candidate.
The University requires that we maintain an official copy of your higher education transcripts. An official copy of that transcript must be sent to the Office of the Dean, Business Office, attention: Jackie Walter, School of Education, 615 52nd Street, Suite 359, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree.
You must combine all application materials (a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vita, a writing sample and other supporting materials, as well as contact information of four references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Size limit 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
For further information about this position, please contact the Chair of the search committee Dr. Justin Perry at 816.235.2260 or via email at Perryjust@umkc.edu
UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.