Field Instructor, Institute of Urban Education (IUE) - 83078  Part-Time

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time

Hiring Department

The University of Missouri-Kansas City - Institute of Urban Education (IUE)

Job Description

Institute of Urban Education (IUE) - Grow Your Own Program (GYO) Field Instructor

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education is seeking a part-time field instructor for innovative teacher pipeline and preparation programs. The individual will participate in a one-year, grant-funded initiative to prepare and support effective teachers for urban schools.

Major Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include support for students in IUE Pipeline in accordance with the mission, goals, and policies of the IUE. Teaching and recruitment activities will vary from traditional means to new and innovative avenues for identifying prospective teachers for urban schools. Responsibilities include traveling between buildings on campus, to other campuses, high schools and community colleges in the Kansas City metropolitan area; frequently listening to and talking with students, faculty and other staff members either in person, on webcam, or by telephone. Duties include:

Serve as teacher of record for high school GYO pipeline program dual credit courses

Communicate with high school counselors, teachers and school district personnel

Participate in classroom visitation and other special events to explain program to potential student

Provide information to students and families regarding college admissions requirements and financial aid processes at school sites

Provide information regarding IUE admissions requirements and program benefits to prospective students and parents via phone, mail and personal visits; follows up with mail or phone call, as appropriate

Assist students in IUE application process, including the completion of application forms and procedures

Assist with planning and implementation of GYO summer professional development for GYO Lead Teachers

Student support and retention activities for IUE students enrolled in the pipeline programs

Possibility of teaching undergraduate courses in education and college readiness

Team meetings and other unplanned activities

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education or a related field. We seek an individual who finds education to be a critically important field and the role of teachers to be essential to our society.

4 years teaching experience in urban public schools is required

Current or previous P-12 teacher certification is required

Demonstrated experience and ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds

Demonstrated commitment to educational equity

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, anti-racism, and social justice

Demonstrated familiarity and knowledge of Kansas City and area schools

Preferred Qualifications

5 or more years teaching experience in Kansas City urban schools

Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and database management

Bilingual preferred, but not required (English/Spanish)

Full Time/Part Time

Part Time: up to .7FTE. Initial contract is 9 months beginning Fall 202


Salary is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until position is filled.

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.

For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Brad Poos, IUE Associate Director,

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.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
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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