Description of Position
The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is continuously seeking qualified candidates for adjunct faculty teaching positions. 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 Division offers coursework in early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary education, in curriculum, TESOL, multicultural education, special education and reading, and in English/Language Arts, natural science, social studies, art, and mathematics.
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 administrators who will create lifelong opportunities through education for America's diverse urban communities. The mission is supported by six core values: 1) Academic excellence; 2) Strategic innovation; 3) Inquiry leading to reflective decision making and problem solving; 4) Skilled and knowledgeable professionals working collaboratively; 5) Democracy, diversity and social justice; 6) Creating caring and safe environments.
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 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 http://www.umkc.edu/hr/.