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
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.