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

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor for Urban Teacher Education, School of Education (Continuous Posting)
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 40935
Hiring Department

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

Job Description

Description of Position
The Division offers coursework in early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary education, in curriculum, TESOL, multicultural education, special education, culturally responsive teaching, and reading, and in English/Language Arts, natural science, social studies, art, and mathematics. THE INTENT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF ADJUNCT FACULTY WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO DELIVER UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES IN THE DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM STUDIES. The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is continuously seeking qualified candidates for adjunct faculty teaching positions.

The School of Education Mission and Values:
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.

Organizational Structure:
The School of Education is comprised of three (3) academic divisions: Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies; Counseling and Educational Psychology; and Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations. Adjunct faculty teaching in the School of Education are responsible for teaching regular courses as assigned by the Division Chairperson. This posting is specific for individuals qualified and interested in teaching for the division of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies, at either the undergraduate or graduate level

Appointment and Salary
These are term, non-tenure-accruing positions. Appointment periods are for the semester with consideration for reappointment. A flat adjunct salary is determined based on level of educational degree held.

A complete application includes a letter of application detailing desire and qualifications to teach in one or more of the areas listed above, curriculum vita, a minimum of two current letters of recommendation (must be on letterhead and signed), transcript reflecting the highest degree earned and previous coursework leading up to the highest degree earned submitted to: UMKC Human Resources

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Degree appropriate significant experience/training relevant to the level of class and content area being taught
  2. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to equity, social justice and culturally-responsive teaching
  3. Familiarity with various online delivery platforms
  4. Experience teaching in P12 schools and/or institutes of higher education (as applicable to the area of interest for adjunct teaching).
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 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: Yolanda Branch, 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.

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


For further information about this position, please contact the Co-Chair of the search committee Dr. Rita Barger at 816.235.5655 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 theduties 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

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