Adjunct Instructor/Supervisor for Institute for Urban Education, School of Education (Continuous

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Institute for Urban Education (IUE) in the School of Education

Job Description

The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces adjunct and adjunct university supervisor faculty positions in Urban Teacher Education for the Institute for Urban Education (IUE). The professionals selected for this position will join a collaborative and dedicated faculty who emphasize excellence in education at all levels in the context of the School of Education’s commitment to urban education, social justice and educational equity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

As an urban-serving School of Education, The mission of the School of Education is to recruit, prepare and support outstanding teachers, mental health professionals, and educational leaders who will create lifelong opportunities for the diverse communities they serve through excellence in teaching, research, and practice. Our dedicated full-time and adjunct faculty are committed to social justice and transformation in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the region, and beyond.

The IUE prepares and supports exemplary teachers for richly diverse schools in Kansas City. Components of the IUE include Grow Your Own high school and community college pipelines for prospective teachers, Teacher Preparation for urban school, and Services to Schools and Teachers which includes professional development and teacher support.


Major Responsibilities May Include:

• Teaching or assisting in teaching courses in initial teacher certification

• Teaching or assisting in teaching courses high school Grow Your Own teacher pipeline programs

• Supervise and observe preservice teachers in their field, community service and/or clinical experience(s)

• Assess candidate performance during field and/or clinical experience(s)

• Serve as a liaison between the university and practicum site while promoting and sustaining positive relationships with the Cooperating Mentor Teacher(s), teacher candidates, principal and university faculty

• Serve as a liaison between high school Grow Your Own programs and the IUE

• Assisting with mentorship of current and/or prospective IUE students, including responding to questions about the teaching profession and assistance with applications

• Assist with ACT and/or Missouri General Assessment Exam preparation

• Respond to email, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner

• Facilitate and/or participate in IUE Urban Education Seminars

• Provide professional development and mentorship to beginning teachers

• Participate in regularly scheduled university supervisor, program and/or adjunct faculty meetings

• Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices for diverse classrooms

• Maintain individual candidate documentation and confidentiality

• Travel significantly in the metro Kansas City region

• Communicates clearly in a timely manner issues and/or concerns regarding IUE candidate performance to the IUE Director and/or Associate Director

• Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions that clearly align with the School of Education mission, vision and values

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in Education or related field

  • At least four years of successful PK-12 public school experience as a classroom teacher or equivalent in an urban setting (at least 5 years for some positions)

  • Current or prior teacher certification in the United States

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Competence in use of technology such as Canvas and online repositories

  • 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 its schools

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor teachers.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 or more years teaching experience in Kansas City urban schools

  • 1 or more years of experience mentoring pre-service and/or beginning teachers

  • 1 or years of experience with adult learning and/or demonstrated teacher leadership

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and database management

  • Bilingual preferred, but not required (English/Spanish)

Full Time/Part Time

Part Time; Not elgibble for benefits. Contracts generally issued on a semester-by-semester basis

Application Instructions

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

The University requires that we maintain an official copy of your higher education transcripts. An official copy of the transcript showing the highest degree and any other transcript relevant to the course taught must be sent to the Office of the Dean, Attention: Yolanda Branch, School of Education, 615 E. 52nd Street, Suite 347, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Official transcripts may also be e-mailed to . Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degree.

You must combine all application materials (a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vita, a writing sample and other supporting materials, as well as contact information of four references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Size limit 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.


For further information about this position, please contact the IUE at 816.235.5722 or via email at

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

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

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