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Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations, 38867

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus
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Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations, 38867
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 41894
Hiring Department School of Education, Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations

Effective July 1, 2022, the School of Education will transition to the School of Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences.

Some divisions may make some adjustments to current faculty guidelines and policy with that transition.

Job Description The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces its search for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (unranked non-tenure-track) position in the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Foundations. Specifically, the School of Education seeks candidates with expertise and professional experience in PK-12 school-level educational administration. 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 graduate courses, advise graduate students in PK-12 educational administration programs leading to eligibility for licensure as a PK-12 school (building-level) administrator, and contribute to other program activities as needed. The individual in this position will also collaborate closely with the UMKC Pathways to Leadership in Urban Schools (PLUS) program, which provides intensive job-embedded residency-type field experiences and professional development opportunities to select leader candidates. We seek candidates who engage with principles and themes of diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural responsiveness, social justice, and globalism in their teaching, service, and other professional activity.

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); advanced licensure programs will be submitted for review in 2025. Educator licensure programs are accredited at the state level by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Major Responsibilities:

    Teach 3 graduate courses per semester in educational administration.Advise students in the masters and/or educational specialist programs in PK-12 school administrationEngage in service to the program and division, including (thought not limited to) conducting program assessments, attending and actively engaging in program and division meetings, and collaborating with PLUS faculty on professional development and community partnerships Act as a liaison between ELPF faculty and the Missouri Professors of Educational Administration organization
Minimum Qualifications
    An earned doctorate in educational leadership, educational administration or a closely related field by date of hire; or an educational specialist in educational leadership or educational administration and tested professional experience qualifying the candidate to teach graduate-level coursework in the fieldCertification as a principal at the elementary, secondary, or PK-12 building levelAt least five years of experience in PK-12 schools, preferably in public, urban settingsDemonstrated understanding of PK-12 students, content, and pedagogy at a level needed to support school leader candidatesDemonstrated understanding of effective teaching and a deep commitment to effective and rigorous instruction Demonstrated understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards and/or the Common Core State StandardsExperience teaching in a college/university settingDemonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including social justice and urban issuesDemonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with students, colleagues, and community partners from diverse backgrounds and experiencesExcellent oral and written communication skillsDemonstrated potential or experience teaching in both face-to-face and online formats
Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time, benefit eligible, unranked/non-tenure track academic position. Initial contract is 9 months beginning Fall of 2022.

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 <date> to ensure optimal consideration. Application materials should include the following: (a) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, including reflection on the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; (b) curriculum vitae, and (c) full contact information of five professional references. All materials should be combined into one PDF document and uploaded at the link below. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

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.

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

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

If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288.

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

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