On the University of Missouri's designated performing arts campus, the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is an educational community that advances creativity, performance, scholarship, and learning in the arts. We are a vital partner in Kansas City's rich cultural environment, providing the highest level of professional instruction and an extensive array of performances. As a community we collaborate to balance tradition and innovation, diversity and unity, as we seek to serve art and humanity.
The Conservatory is comprised of 5 divisions: Music Composition and Theory; Music Education and Music Therapy; Instrumental Studies; Vocal Studies; Keyboard Studies; Jazz Studies, and Dance. Adjunct faculty teaching in the Conservatory are responsible for teaching regular courses or applied lessons as assigned by the Division Chairperson.
The Conservatory of Music and Dance 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 AND INSTRUCTION IN ALL DEPARTMENTS OF THE CONSERVATORY.
Appointment and Salary
These are temporary, non-tenure-accruing, non-benefits eligible positions. Appointment periods are for the semester with consideration for reappointment. Salaries are negotiable based on education and experience.
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
Contribute to the academic and service environments that are characteristic to a conservatory within a university; and enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community.
Communicates clearly in a timely manner issues and/or concerns regarding student performance to department chair
Respond to email, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner
Promote and sustain positive relationships with the students, Dean, department chairs, and university faculty and staff.
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions that clearly align with the Conservatory of Music and Dance's mission, vision, and values
Teach students in groups or individual applied lessons. Courses offered range in topics from Music Composition, Music Education and Theory, Music Therapy, Instrumental Studies (percussion, string bass, flute, saxophone, trumpet, etc.), Vocal Studies, Keyboard Studies, Jazz Studies, and Dance.
Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices for diverse classrooms or individual setting
1. Degree or appropriate, significant experience / training relevant to the level of class and content area being taught
2. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the Conservatory's mission and values
3. Familiarity with teaching applied lessons or classroom lectures
4. Demonstrated highly successful experience teaching in their area of specalization. This may include higher degress or other experience equivalent to that. May also entail specific certifications.
An official copy of transcripts(s), showing degree(s) with courses completed, and conferring institution will be required before an official offer is made to the candidate.
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/ .
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: Jennifer Parker Burrus, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, 417 Olson PAC, 4949 Cherry Street Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree.
THE INTENT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF ADJUNCT FACULTY WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO DELIVER UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES AND INSTRUCTION IN ALL DEPARTMENTS OF THE CONSERVATORY. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY AS NEEDS ARISE.
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.
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University Statement on Diversity UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website: http://info.umkc.edu/diversity/
Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.