Adjunct Faculty, Media Art and Design - 43222 Continuous Posting

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Hiring Department

The Department of Media, Art, and Design offers undergraduate and graduate courses in art history, film and video production, studio art, and design. Current areas taught include: art history, studio art foundations, digital imaging, drawing, graphic design, motion design/animation, painting, photography, print media, film and video production, screenwriting, with new classes planned in 3D animation/modeling, interactive design, and fibers.

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Job Description

The Media, Art & Design Department at the University of Missouri - Kansas City is continuously seeking talented and qualified candidates for adjunct faculty positions. Current areas of strong interest for adjunct candidates include:
• Art History
• Studio Art
• Film & Media Art
• Design

Minimum Qualifications

Studio Art instructors: Degree in Studio Art or related area, or significant relevant experience/training
Media and Film instructors: Degree in Film and Media history or production or related area, or significant relevant experience/training
Art History instructors: M.A. in Art History or related area, or significant relevant experience/training
Design Instructors: Degree in Graphic Design or related area, or significant relevant experience/training

All candidates should have teaching experience, preferably in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

Studio Art instructors: MFA in Studio Art or related area and active personal studio practice
Media and Film instructors: M.A. in Film studies, or significant relevant experience/training
Art History instructors: M.A. in Art History or related area, or significant relevant experience/training
Design Instructors: M.A. in Graphic Design or related area, or significant relevant experience/training

Application Deadline

This is an on-going opening.

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references, etc) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
  • A letter of interest - please address what areas or classes you feel qualified to teach
  • CV
  • Portfolio of 5-10 samples of work or art historical writing sample
  • References
  • Sample syllabi (if available)
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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