Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the School of Education
Description of Position The Division offers coursework in early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary education, in curriculum, TESOL, multicultural education, special education, culturally responsive teaching, and reading, and in English/Language Arts, natural science, social studies, art, and mathematics. 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 School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is continuously seeking qualified candidates for adjunct faculty teaching positions.
The School of Education Mission and Values: As an urban-serving School of Education, The mission of the School of Education is to recruit, prepare and support outstanding teachers, mental health professionals, and educational leaders who will create lifelong opportunities for the diverse communities they serve through excellence in teaching, research, and practice. Our dedicated full-time and adjunct faculty are committed to social justice and transformation in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the region, and beyond.
Organizational Structure: The School of Education 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. This posting is specific for individuals qualified and interested in teaching for the division of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies, at either the undergraduate or graduate level
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/.
Degree appropriate significant experience/training relevant to the level of class and content area being taught
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to equity, social justice and culturally-responsive teaching
Familiarity with various online delivery platforms
Experience teaching in P12 schools and/or institutes of higher education (as applicable to the area of interest for adjunct teaching).
An official copy of transcripts(s), showing degree(s) with courses completed, and conferring institution 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: Carolyn Barber, School of Education, 615 52nd Street, Suite 347, Kansas City, Missouri 64110 . Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree.
Full Time/Part Time
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 Co-Chair of the search committee Dr. Rita Barger at 816.235.5655 or via email at Bargerr@umkc.edu
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