School of Education, Division of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Foundations
The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces a search for an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) of Higher Education Administration in the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations (ELPF), beginning Fall 2020. ELPF offers courses and degrees at the certificate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels.
The individual selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated group of faculty and staff. The primary responsibilities are to teach courses in the Higher Education Administration program, serve on dissertation committees, and conduct an active program of research. The area of expertise for the position is open. We are especially interested in candidates with a research program addressing policy issues of equity and student access within higher education. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching across multiple modes of instruction and will possess a strong background in research methods.
Now is an exciting time to join the School of Education as we engage in strategic planning and strengthen key entities designed to serve the community, including the Urban Education Research Center, Regional Professional Development Center, and the Institute for Urban Education. The School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at the initial-licensure level. It serves as a major institutional partner to school districts and community agencies across Kansas City.
As a public urban-serving research institution, UMKC is located in the heart of Kansas City. The greater metropolitan area has a population of over 2.3 million people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds. Kansas City is home to a vibrant culture and arts scene, with world famous barbecue, jazz music, and an abundance of sports, recreational, and entertainment activities. As the Paris of the Plains, UMKC resides in the center of the "New Midwest."
Teach graduate-level courses in Higher Education Administration programs
Advise and mentor masters and doctoral students, including service on dissertation committees
Develop and maintain a consistent record of research and scholarly publications
Collaborate with Higher Education Administration faculty on programmatic issues
Provide service to the division, school, and university
An earned doctorate in Higher Education Administration, or a closely related field, from an accredited institution of higher education by date of hire
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice and urban issues
Demonstrated interest in teaching diverse college student populations
Demonstrated success in receiving research funding, or a record of experience working on externally funded research projects
Demonstrated record of empirical research
Demonstrated interest in teaching in both face-to-face and online formats
Demonstrated interest in working with master's degree and doctoral students
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated expertise in issues of equity and diversity within the higher education context
Experience teaching diverse college student populations
Experience generating extramural funding for research
Strong record of publications
Strong background in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods research
Demonstrated competency in teaching both face-to-face and online courses in a college/university setting
Experience working with master's degree and doctoral students
Full Time/Part Time
Formal review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by January 6, 2020 to ensure optimal consideration. Application materials should include the following: (a) a cover letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, (b) curriculum vita, (c) sample publication/writing sample, (d) transcripts, and (e) full contact information of five professional references. Combine all materials into one PDF document and upload at the link below. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.
For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, Search Committee Co-Chair, at 816-235-2458 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 three 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.).
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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.