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Adjunct Instructor for Counseling and Counseling Psychology, 56602 - Continuous Posting

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor for Counseling and Counseling Psychology, 56602 - Continuous Posting
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 40939
Hiring Department

Division of Counseling and Counseling Psychology in the School of Education

Job Description The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is continuously seeking qualified candidates for adjunct faculty teaching positions. The Division offers coursework in counseling, counseling psychology, educational psychology and physical education at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. 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 COUNSELING AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. Responsibilities of UMKC Part-time Faculty Members
  1. Create and maintain civil, inclusive and engaging learning environments
Respect and support students’ rights and responsibilities Maintain a safe learning environment and implement effective classroom management strategies Provide engaging learning experiences and enticing activitiesFacilitate students’ ability to work collaborativelyAccommodate students with disabilitiesAccommodate legitimate student absencesReport suspected student academic dishonesty 2. Deliver curriculum through high quality course instructionArticulate clear learning objectives for students in the courseClearly communicate expectations and course requirementsProvide high quality instruction
    Engage students in active and creative learning activitiesEngage students in critical thinking, problem solving, creative activity and reflection
Create course materials (e.g., rubrics, handouts) as needed to effectively deliver curriculum and assess student learningUse technology to enhance learning
    Integrate technology in teaching strategies when it is helpful to studentsProvide opportunities for students to use technology to solve problems
3. Assess student learning of course objectivesUse a variety of evaluation methodsUse the early alert system to identify students at risk of failing, when applicable (UMKC Connect)Provide students with prompt, objective, fair feedback on their workAssign grades and maintain student records in accordance with university policy 4. Adhere to and model university standards of professionalismAdhere to the Standard of Faculty Conduct (CRR 330.110)Adhere to all other university policies / regulations as appropriateAlways behave ethically by acting as an advocate for students and a steward of the universityModel and promote respect for diversityComplete all mandatory training as required by the university (e.g., Title IX)Participate in any unit-specific evaluations (e.g., end of semester course evaluations) 5. Be accessible to students for conferences / consultationsEngage in best practices for communicating with studentsRefer students to appropriate student and academic support servicesKnow your responsibility as mandated reporters, and exercise it as necessary 6. Engage in critical self-reflection and professional developmentEngage in regular reflection to evaluate (self, others) teaching and assessment practices with intention toward improvementProvide and accept evaluative feedback in a professional manner Engage in professional development and remain current in your discipline through reading, attending seminars, workshops, etc. The School of Education Mission and Values: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. The mission is supported by six core values: 1) Creating caring and safe environment, 2) Academic excellence, 3) Strategic innovation, 4) Inquiry leading to reflective decision making and problem solving, 5) Skilled and knowledgeable professionals working collaboratively, and 6) Democracy, diversity and social justice. Organizational Structure:The School 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. Appointment These are term, non-tenure-accruing positions. Appointment periods are for the semester with consideration for reappointment.Minimum Qualifications
  • Appropriate degree for the level of class being taught
  • Experience/training relevant to the content area being taught
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban issues
  • Licensure or certification, if applicable
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience teaching at the university level
  • Familiarity with various online management systems (e.g., Canvas)
Full Time/Part Time

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

  • A flat adjunct salary is determined based on level of education and number of courses being taught
Application Instructions A complete application includes (a) letter of application detailing desire and qualifications to teach in one or more of the areas listed above, (b) curriculum vita, (c) minimum of one current letter of recommendation (must be on letterhead and signed), and (d) verification of licensure or certification, if appropriate. Transcripts reflecting the highest degree earned and any other degree that may be relevant for the course assignment are required before final hire. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted initially, but OFFICIAL transcripts are required for hire (see below). You must combine all application materials (i.e., a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vita, letter of recommendation, copy of license/certification, and other supporting materials) 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.). The hiring official may contact references at later stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification. For More Information about Courses Taught in Counseling and Educational Psychology Please go to, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the button that says Pathway. Under Important Info, select Schedule of Classes. You can search for our classes by selecting Counseling Psych and Counselor Ed, Education-- Research and Psychology (in this area we staff EDRP 5513), or Physical Education in the Subject Area. 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 Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree. For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002Comments For further information about this position, please contact the Chair of the search committee Dr. Chris Brown at 816 235-2491 or via email at BrownChr@umkc.eduEqual 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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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.

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