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
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.