Division of Educational Leadership Policy and Foundations in the School of Education
The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is continuously seeking qualified candidates for adjunct faculty teaching positions in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations (ELPF). THE INTENT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF ADJUNCT FACULTY WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO DELIVER GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION.
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 environment.
The Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations (ELPF) is comprised of two degree areas and one service unit: Pk-12 Educational Administration, Higher Education Administration and Educational Foundations respectively. Adjunct faculty will teach courses traditionally found in these areas (e.g., Building Administration and Management, Human Resources, Government and Legal Aspects of Education, History of Higher Education, The College Student, Organization and Administration, Foundations of Education, etc.).
Appointment and Salary
These are term, non-tenure-accruing positions. Appointment periods are for the semester with consideration for reappointment. Applications will be screened and candidates will be interviewed by the appropriate division. A flat adjunct salary is determined each year.
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
1. Doctorate or equivalent experience required in the instructional area for all graduate level courses.
2. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban issues.
3. Familiarity with various online delivery platforms.
An official copy of transcripts(s), showing degree(s) with courses completed, and conferring instituition 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 that transcript must be sent to the Office of the Dean, Business Office, attention: Kathryn Benson, School of Education, 615 52nd Street, Suite 347, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree.
Full Time/Part Time
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.
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
For further information about this position, please contact the Chair of the search committee Dr. Loyce Caruthers at 816.235.1044 or via email at email@example.com
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.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.
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