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Adjunct Instructors, UMKC Conservatory (Continuous Posting), 45101

Employer
University of Missouri Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 12, 2024

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On the University of Missouri's designated performing arts campus, the UMKC Conservatory is an educational community that advances creativity, performance, scholarship, and learning in the arts. We are a vital partner in Kansas City's rich cultural environment, providing the highest level of professional instruction and an extensive array of performances. As a community we collaborate to balance tradition, innovation, and unity as we seek to serve art and humanity.

The Conservatory is comprised of four divisions: Music Studies, Music Performance, Dance, and Theatre. Adjunct faculty teaching in the Conservatory are responsible for teaching regular courses or applied lessons as assigned by the Division Chairperson.

Job Description

UMKC Conservatory is continuously seeking qualified candidates for adjunct faculty teaching positions.

THE INTENT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF ADJUNCT FACULTY WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO DELIVER UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES AND INSTRUCTION IN ALL DEPARTMENTS OF THE CONSERVATORY.

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Contribute to the academic and service environments that are characteristic to a conservatory within a university; and enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community.
  • Communicates clearly in a timely manner issues and/or concerns regarding student performance to department chair
  • Respond to email, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner
  • Promote and sustain positive relationships with the students, Dean, department chairs, and university faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions that clearly align with the Conservatory of Music and Dance’s mission, vision, and values
  • Teach students in groups or individual applied lessons. Courses offered range in topics from Music Composition, Music Education and Theory, Music Therapy, Instrumental Studies (percussion, string bass, flute, saxophone, trumpet, etc.), Vocal Studies, Keyboard Studies, Jazz Studies, and Dance.
  • Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices for classrooms with differing backgrounds or individual setting
Qualifications

Degree or appropriate, significant experience / training relevant to the level of class and content area being taught

Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the Conservatory’s mission and values

Familiarity with teaching applied lessons or classroom lectures

Demonstrated highly successful experience teaching in their area of specialization. This may include higher degrees or other experience equivalent to that. May also entail specific certifications.

An official copy of transcripts(s), showing degree(s) with courses completed, and conferring institution will be required before an official offer is made to the candidate.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salaries are negotiable based on education, experience and internal equity..

Application Materials

A complete application includes a letter of application detailing desire and qualifications to teach in one or more of the areas listed above, curriculum vita, a minimum of two current letters of recommendation (must be on letterhead and signed), transcript reflecting the highest degree earned and previous coursework leading up to the highest degree earned.

The University requires that we maintain an official copy of your higher educa.tion transcripts. An official copy of that transcript must be sent to the Office of the Dean, Business Office, attention: Jennifer Parker Burrus, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, 417 Olson PAC, 4949 Cherry Street Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree.

THE INTENT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF ADJUNCT FACULTY WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO DELIVER UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES AND INSTRUCTION IN ALL DEPARTMENTS OF THE CONSERVATORY. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY AS NEEDS ARISE.

If you are experiencing technical problems during the application, please email umpshrsupport@umsystem.edu

Other Information

These are temporary, non-tenure-accruing, non-benefits eligible positions. Appointment periods are for the semester with consideration for reappointment.

Community Information

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.

UMKC’s campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital.

UMKC is proud to be “Kansas City’s university,” and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit VisitKC.com.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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 UMKC

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 VISION
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.

MISSION STATEMENT
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.

KANSAS CITY INFORMATION
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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