Adjunct Instructor/Supervisor for Urban Teacher Education, School of Education (Continuous Posting)

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor/Supervisor for Urban Teacher Education, School of Education (Continuous Posting)
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 40932
Hiring Department

Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the School of Education

Job Description The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces adjunct and adjunct university supervisor faculty positions in Urban Teacher Education. Programs in the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TE&CS) provide a full range of CAEP and State of Missouri accredited programs leading to certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, K-12 and Special Education. The professionals selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated faculty who emphasize excellence in education at all levels in the context of the School of Education’s commitment to urban education, social justice and educational equity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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. THE INTENT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF ADJUNCT FACULTY IN THE DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM STUDIES. Major Responsibilities May Include:
  • Teaching or assisting in teaching courses in initial teacher certification
  • Supervise and observe all assigned teacher candidates in their field and/or clinical experience(s)
  • Assess candidate teaching performance during field and/or clinical experience(s)
  • Complete electronic observation forms to document candidate performance
  • Document plan of action/interventions used to assist candidate in developing knowledge, skills and dispositions
  • May include teaching a linking seminar course that reinforces knowledge, skills and dispositions from field and clinical experiences
  • Provide constructive support, suggestions and recommendations to assist the candidate’s growth and development
  • Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices for diverse classrooms
  • Maintain individual candidate documentation and confidentiality
  • Serve as a liaison between the university and practicum site while promoting and sustaining positive relationships with the Cooperating Mentor Teacher(s), teacher candidates, principal and university faculty.
  • Respond to email, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner
  • Participate in Seminars as requested
  • Participate in regularly scheduled university supervisor, program and/or adjunct faculty meetings
  • Travel significantly in the metro Kansas City region
  • Communicates clearly in a timely manner issues and/or concerns regarding candidate performance to faculty and the Coordinator of Field Experiences
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions that clearly align with the School of Education mission, vision and values
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in Education (Specific content areas include: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School and Secondary Math, Social Studies, Language Arts/English/Literacy and/or Multicultural Education)
  • A Specialist of Doctoral degree in Education preferred
  • At least three years of successful PK-12 public school experience as a classroom teacher or equivalent in an urban setting (at least 5 years for some positions)
  • Current or prior teacher certification in the United States
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Competence in use of technology such as Canvas and online repositories
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to diversity, social justice and educational equity
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor teachers.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation required.
An official copy of transcripts(s), showing degree(s) with courses completed, and conferring instituition 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 the transcript showing the highest degree and any other transcript relevant to the course taught must be sent to the Office of the Dean, Attention: Julie K. Smith, School of Education, 615 E. 52nd Street, Suite 347, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Official transcripts may also be e-mailed to [email protected]. Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree.Full Time/Part Time

Part Time, Not eligible for benefits. Contracts are generally issued on a semester-by-semester basis

Application Instructions

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.

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

Comments For further information about this position, please contact the Co-Chair of the search committee Dr. Jennifer Waddell at 816.235.2443 or via email at [email protected]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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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.

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