School of Education-Educational Leadership Policy and Foundations
The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces a one-year instructor position in PK-12 Educational Administration beginning in fall 2014. The faculty in the division of Educational Leadership Policy and Foundations provide a full range of programs leading to certification in PK-12 building- and district-level educational administration along with course work in social foundations of education. The individual 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. Position responsibilities include: a) teach graduate PK-12 educational courses and other courses in alignment the individual's background and expertise and state and national standards as assigned by the division chair (b) work collaboratively with colleagues in the School of Education and partner school districts to engage in program development and continuous improvement; (c) participate in coaching and instructional supervision and other ongoing professional development opportunities; and (d) advance the goals of the PK-12 Educational Leadership Program and the School of Education. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a non-tenure track benefits eligible nine-month position.
Teach four graduate level courses per semester, beginning August 18, 2014. These Courses may include School Finance, Foundations of School Leadership, and Administrative Practicum.
Supervise PreK-12 school- and district-level educational leadership candidates
Participate in continuous program development and innovation in support of the PK-12 Educational Leadership Program
Other duties include, but are not limited to, meeting with students outside of class as needed for individual instructional assistance; participating in faculty meetings and program development meetings; and assuming other program duties as assigned.
Demonstrated commitment to and experience in serving in an urban school district and an understanding of urban issues. Minimum of 3 years successful classroom teaching experience in PreK-12 schools
Minimum of 3 years successful leadership experience in PreK-12 schools
Hold an earned doctoral degree in Educational Administration or Educational Leadership from an accredited institution of higher education.
Experience teaching graduate courses in a college setting
Dedicated to enhancing student performance for the district and community as a whole
Demonstrates a high level of content knowledge
Knowledge of a variety of research-based instructional strategies
Ability to connect theory to practice
Knowledge and experience with implementation of standards-based instruction within the context of district curriculum
Knowledge and experience with differentiating curriculum in a heterogeneous diverse classroom to meet the instructional needs of all students while advancing them to the next level
Understands the connection between teacher performance and student learning
The successful candidate will demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Full Time/Part Time
Screening of applications begins on July 11, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by July 11th to assure optimal consideration.
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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. Bonita Butner, Search Committee Co-Chair, at email@example.com or 816-235-2325.
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