Adjunct Instructors for UMKC Conservatory (Continuous Posting), 45101

Employer
University of Missouri Kansas City
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Type
Part Time


Hiring Department

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 and innovation, diversity 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.

Appointment and Salary

These are temporary, non-tenure-accruing, non-benefits eligible positions. Appointment periods are for the semester with consideration for reappointment. Salaries are negotiable based on education and experience.

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 diverse classrooms or individual setting
Minimum Qualifications

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.

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

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

3. Familiarity with teaching applied lessons or classroom lectures

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

Application Instructions

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 submitted to: UMKC Human Resources http://www.umkc.edu/hr/ .

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

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.

EEO IS THE LAW

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

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert