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Foreign Languages & Literature Adjunct Instructor

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Foreign Languages & Literature Adjunct Instructor
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 37766
Hiring Department

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Job Description

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures of the University of Missouri-Kansas City is continuously seeking qualified candidates for part-time adjunct faculty teaching positions in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.


UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.

Minimum Qualifications

Master of Arts or equivalent advanced degree in the foreign language or appropriate related field and native or near-native fluency in the foreign language required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching language at the university level. Evidence of teaching excellence.

Full Time/Part Time

Part time


Salary Negotiable

Application Deadline

Application materials are solicited on an ongoing basis to ensure we have a stong talent pool to source from in the event of a vacancy.

Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted online at

Applicants must comine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size imit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g.,/,&,%,etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.


An official copy of transcripts, 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 Foreign Languages & Literatures, attention: Tammy Shelton, 711 E. 51st street, Scofield Hall Rm 211, Kansas City, MO or [email protected]. Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree.”

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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