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

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

Job Details

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 are experiencing technical problems, please email .

For questions about the position, please contact including the name of the position.

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

University of Missouri System Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.



The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

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