School of Education-Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces a one-year instructor position in Special Education beginning in fall 2016. The faculty in the division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies provide a full range of programs leading to teacher certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, Art, Music, Foreign Language, and Special Education. The individual selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated faculty who emphasize excellence in education in the context of the School of Education's commitment to urban schools. Position responsibilities include: a) teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, b) working collaboratively with colleagues in the School of Education and partner school districts, and c) advancing the goals of Special Education 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 the equivalent of four courses per semester in Special Education beginning August 22, 2016.
Supervise teacher candidates in field experiences and student teaching.
Support regular faculty in advising students.
Other duties include but are not limited to meeting with students outside of class as needed for individual instructional assistance and participating in faculty and program development meetings.
Demonstrated understanding of teaching and learning in an urban context.
Commitment to and experience serving in an urban school district.
An advanced degree in Special Education or related area from an accredited institution of higher education.
High level of content knowledge.
Knowledge of a variety of research-based instructional strategies.
Ability to connect theory to practice.
Three years (minimum) classroom teaching experience.
Knowledge of and experience with differentiating curriculum to meet the instructional needs of all students.
Knowledge of and experience with implementation of standards-based instruction within the context of district curriculum.
Understanding of the connection between teacher practices and student learning.
Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Experience teaching courses in a college/university setting.
Conferred doctoral degree in education from an accredited institution of higher education.
Experience teaching in diverse and urban communities.
Knowledge of teacher preparation as outlined by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Full Time/Part Time
Screening of applications begins on June 22, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by June 22nd to assure optimal consideration.
Applications must be submitted on line at www.umkc.edu/jobs. You must combine all application materials (1) a letter of application highlighting key areas of strength in alignment with the major responsibilities and minimum qualifications, (2) a resume or curriculum vitae, and (3) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references with a least one reference being a current or immediate supervisor, into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment.
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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 Search Committee Co-Chairs Drs. Etta Hollins at 816-235-2460 or email@example.com or Raol Taft at 816-235-1041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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