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Adjunct Instructor - Summer 2022, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 80313 - 80316

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Adjunct Instructor - Summer 2022, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 80313 - 80316
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 40352
Hiring Department

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Job Description

Seeking qualified adjunct instructors to teach introductory physics courses during the summer 2022 semester (Jun 6 to Jul 29, 2022). Courses are General Physics I and II (algebra-based), and Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and II (calculus-based), which cover primarily electricity and magnetism. Duties include preparing and delivering lectures, grading and course administration. We are accepting applications for either in-person or on-line instruction.

Minimum Qualifications

MS in Physics, Astronomy, science education, or a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours completed in physics content; or a high-school instructor with UMKC HSCP (High-school College Program) dual-credit instruction experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of how to engage intellectually with students using best practices in student-centered teaching to help STEM-minded students with varying levels of preparation develop a growth mindset and succeed academically.

Full Time/Part Time

Part-Time, unranked, non-tenure track


$4,000 per 3-hour algebra-based course*
$5,000 per 4-hour calculus-based course*
*(there may be additional compensation for accompanying lab section instruction if needed)

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022

Application Instructions

Combine the following into one PDF document and upload as a resume attachment and apply through the UMKC Human Resources website:

  • 1-page cover letter
  • CV
  • List of professional references

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 transcript(s) must be sent to the Department of Physics and Astronomy, attention: Daphne Hunter, 5110 Rockhill Road, Rm 257-C3 Flarsheim Hall, Kansas City, MO 64110 or e-mail at Appointments are contingent upon verification of degree.


Position reports to the department chairperson.

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.


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