The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces adjunct university supervisor faculty positions in Urban Teacher Education beginning in fall 2012. Programs in the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TE&CS) provide a full range of NCATE and State of Missouri accredited programs leading to certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, and Special Education. The professionals selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated faculty who emphasize excellence in education at all levels in the context of the School of Education's commitment to urban schools and healthy urban communities. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
THE INTENT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF ADJUNCT FACULTY IN THE DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM STUDIES.
· Supervise and observe all assigned teacher candidates in their field and/or clinical experience(s)
· Assess candidate teaching performance during field and/or clinical experience(s)
· Complete written observation forms to document candidate performance
· Document plan of action/interventions used to assist candidate in developing knowledge, skills and dispositions
· May include teaching a linking seminar course that reinforces knowledge, skills and dispositions from field and clinical experiences
· Provide constructive support, suggestions and recommendations to assist the candidate's growth and development
· Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices for diverse classrooms
· Maintain individual candidate documentation
· Promote and sustain positive relationships with the Cooperating Mentor Teacher(s), teacher candidates, principal and university faculty.
· Respond to email, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner
· Participate in Capstone Seminars as requested
· Travel significantly in the metro Kansas City region
· Communicates clearly in a timely manner issues and/or concerns regarding candidate performance to faculty and the Coordinator of Field Experiences
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions that clearly align with the School of Education mission, vision and values
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.