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ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR, Social and Behavioral Sciences / UMKC Honors Program, 64809

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Job Title: ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR, Social and Behavioral Sciences / UMKC Honors Program, 64809
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 43202
Hiring Department The University of Missouri-Kansas City Honors Program

Job Description The University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor – Social and Behavioral Sciences (not including History) to teach in the Honors Program. This position will be a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track, three-year renewable appointment. The successful candidate will collaborate with current faculty to design and teach the innovative core curriculum in the Honors Program.

We seek an individual who can design and teach general education courses in the social and behavioral sciences, an honors senior thesis practicum, and a series of courses on social justice, environmental sustainability, and leadership and ethics. The teaching load is 4 courses per semester with some administrative and advising duties.

Honors Program faculty members are teacher-scholars committed to interdisciplinary pedagogy in a diverse and inclusive community. They engage undergraduate students in the classroom and beyond its walls as teachers, mentors, and advisors and champion pedagogical innovation and undergraduate research. Successful applicants will relish teaching a diverse student body and working in a collaborative environment.

Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. or ABD in a field of the social and behavioral sciences (not including History).

Full Time/Part Time Full time, 9-month, ranked, non-tenure-track, benefit-eligible appointment beginning August 2023. This position provides opportunity for ranked promotion.

Salary Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline

The position will be open until a qualified pool of applicants is created. Initial review of candidate pool will be on November 1, 2022.

Application Instructions Application materials must be submitted online at Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum document size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters in the document name (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

Please submit the following application materials:

    Letter of application detailing your teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education;Statement that addresses your commitment to diversity and inclusion including your experience working with underrepresented students;Statement that addresses which of the core honors curriculum courses you envision teaching and possible approaches to teaching the course(s);C.V. including the names and contacts of three (3) references.
For questions about how applicants apply or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected]

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Gayle Levy, Director of the Honors Program ([email protected]).

Comments Department Diversity Statement

The UMKC Honors Program is committed to promoting the academic success of all students and pays particular attention to historically underrepresented/underserved populations. Our collaborations with the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, the Bloch Scholars Program, and the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute provide our underrepresented student populations with the resources they need to succeed in college and graduate school.

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

Benefit Eligibility Why UMKC?

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.

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