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ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR / SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies 35540

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Job Title: ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR / SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies 35540
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 39748
Hiring Department

The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) / Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies

Job Description The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces its search for an Assistant Teaching Professor (ranked non-tenure track) position in the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. Specifically, the School of Education seeks candidates with expertise in early childhood education and/or language and literacy education. This is a 9-month, benefit-eligible position.

The individual selected for the position will join a dedicated and collaborative group of faculty and staff. The primary responsibilities are to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and participate actively in service to the division and community. Candidates may also have an opportunity to advise and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students, particularly those from underrepresented groups. The initial certification programs are practice-based with close ties to the field. Therefore, the candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate closely with early childhood education centers, PK-12 schools, and other community-serving organizations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. We seek candidates who engage with principles and themes of diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural responsiveness, social justice, and globalism in their teaching and service.

Major Responsibilities:

    Teach 4 courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including coursework in early childhood education and/or language literacy as appropriate to candidate expertise.Provide service to the division, school, and university.Actively participate in professional organizations.Teaching load may be reduced in exchange for expanded duties in advising/mentorship or other forms of extensive service to the division and its academic programs.
Minimum Qualifications
    An earned doctorate in early childhood education, language and literacy, or a closely related field by date of hire. ABDs will be considered.Three years of successful experience as a teacher, preferably in public, urban settings.Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including social justice and urban issues.Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with students, colleagues, and community partners from diverse backgrounds and experiences.Demonstrated potential or experience teaching in both face-to-face and online formats.
Full Time/Part Time

This is a 9-month, full-time, ranked non-tenure track, benefit-eligible position to begin in Fall 2022 semester.

There is opportunity for ranked promotion with this position.


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline Formal review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by January 15, 2022 to ensure optimal consideration.

An official copy of all transcripts, showing when degrees were conferred, will be required before an official offer is made to the final candidate. The University requires the maintenance of an official copy of higher education transcripts for all hires. Finalists will be asked to submit all transcripts to the School of Education Dean’s Office at [email protected] Appointment is contingent upon verification of degrees. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.

For further information about this position, please contact Louis Odom, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Application Instructions

For consideration, you must apply through this UMKC recruitment portal. Application materials should include the following: (a) a cover letter expressing interest in and qualifications for the position, including reflection on the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; (b) statement of teaching philosophy, (c)curriculum vitae, and (d) full contact information of three professional references. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening. Candidates will receive prior notification of reference checks.

Combine all application materials into one PDF file or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment.

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

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Comments As a public urban-serving research institution, UMKC is in the heart of Kansas City. The School of Education serves as a major institutional partner to school districts and community agencies across the metropolitan area. School of Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at the initial-licensure level (2018-2025). Educator licensure programs are accredited at the state level by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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 Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Vaccination Statement Please be aware that on December 7, 2021 enforcement of Executive Order 14042, the federal vaccine mandate for federal contractors, was blocked by a federal court order pending further litigation. At that time, HR-703 Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for all employees was suspended. Future changes to university COVID-19 policies requiring academic and staff employees to follow vaccination, masking, and/or other mandates will be communicated through standard university methods.

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