Lead Instructors

Columbia, MO
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

To provide instructional leadership and vision for courses, teaching, and learning in division

Management of Student Submissions 15-20%

Primary purpose--provide constructive feedback efficiently and support students’ learning.

Closely watch the numbers of submissions coming in each day.

Take necessary steps to call for Teacher Assistant support.

Work closely with all educational stakeholders including: students, families, learning centers, and schools.

Monitor student submission comments and respond if appropriate.

Make decisions about resubmissions, quiz errors, and wrong scoring by Teacher Assistants. Collaborate with Director of Academic Affairs to solve plagiarism cases, address sensitive student issues, and support struggling students.

Communication 10-15%

Primary purpose--represent MK12 and share content expertise.

Answer course and division questions from educational stakeholders.

Explain course content.

Report necessary information to admin team.

Share causes for celebration. Work closely with your team to keep morale up, and note strengths.

Represent MK12 as a thought/instructional leader for your division

Teacher Assistant Orientation and Training 20-30%

Primary purpose--equip others to give feedback to students.

Develop PDC orientation and training for Teacher Assistants.

Develop grading notes for each assignment.

Continuously norm with Teacher Assistants formally and informally.

Be especially responsive to Teacher Assistant questions.

Grade several submissions of an assignment and post samples for Teacher Assistants to model.

Development 10-15%

Primary purpose--have a strong voice in the vertical alignment of courses and iterative course development process.

Collect feedback to guide course rewrites.

Meet with the development team to share vision for how courses are aligned vertically and give holistic feedback on subject learning in your division.

Support the development team with small changes while courses are in progress (e.g. confusing test questions, confusing assignment descriptions, typos, etc.).

Grading 25-30%

Primary purpose--give feedback and monitor student work across the curriculum.

Teach and grade courses in your department.

Grade during peak periods.

Grade tricky assignments and resubmissions.


Minimum: Bachelor’s in Education with 3-5 years teaching experience.
Preferred: Master’s in Education with experience in online, blended learning environments.


$45,000 - $55,000 annually.

Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload a cover, list of reference names and contact information and CV.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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