Adjunct Instructor, History, Humanities and Social Sciences - 43224 Continuous Posting

Hiring Department

Humanities and Social Sciences

Job Description
  • Develop and manage syllabus materials using the University of Missouri-Kansas City Syllabus Generator (SG) and/or Required Syllabus Elements Templates.
  • The adjunct instructor is responsible for selecting and compiling tests, assignments, and/or online discussion exercise that permit measurement of student performance relative to standardized learning objects and student outcomes.
  • Submit a copy of all syllabi to the department to ensure that course(s) comply(ies) with the University of Missouri-Kansas City standards.
  • Coordinate courseware and curriculum with academic department chair. The adjunct instructor is responsible for reviewing any textbook and other courseware changes with the academic department chair.
  • Maintain, update, manage, and ensure accuracy of content on Canvas for all assigned courses.
  • Utilize Canvas to effectively engage and communicate with students to supplement and support course and program learning outcomes.
  • Maintain effective and timely student assessment and feedback.
  • Check college email regularly and maintain effective communication/contact with students, administrators, faculty colleagues, etc.
  • Input final grades into Canvas and Pathway and submit a copy of all gradebooks to the department on or before grade deadlines established by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in History or a related field with at least eighteen (18) credit hours in graduate level History courses from an accredited institution.
  • Evidence of the ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with Canvas learning management systems and Pathway.
  • Knowledge and/or experience using a variety of instructional delivery modes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with diverse faculty, staff, and students.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in History or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach (as illustrated by syllabi, student/peer evaluations, teaching awards, etc.).
  • Demonstrate commitment to student learning outcomes and assessment and improvement of student learning.
Full Time/Part Time

Part Time, non-benefit eligible unranked non tenure track position. Appointment period is for the semester with consideration for reappointment.

Application Deadline

This is an on-going position.

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) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288.

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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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