School of Education, Division of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies
The School of Education at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) announces its search for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Early Literacy, beginning Fall 2019. This is a 9-month, benefits-eligible, ranked non-tenure track faculty appointment in the Division of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies. The individual selected for the position will have a demonstrated commitment to issues in urban education, social justice, and diversity. We are seeking candidates who are able to connect theory with practice, manage time effectively, and possess excellent skills in collaboration and communication.
The successful candidate will teach 8 courses in literacy and early childhood education (4 courses in Fall 19'; 4 courses in Spring 20') and provide service to the Language and Literacy and Early Childhood Education programs. In addition to teaching courses, responsibilities will include working collaboratively with partner school districts and assisting with scoring key assessments.
Now is an exciting time to join the School of Education as we engage in strategic planning, align our mission with the university's strategic plan, and continue to strengthen key entities designed to serve the community, including the Urban Education Research Center, Regional Professional Development Center, and the Institute for Urban Education. The School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at the initial-licensure level, and serves as a major institutional partner to school districts and community agencies across the metropolitan area of Kansas City.
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Language and Literacy program as well as the Early Childhood Education program
Advise students in Language and Literacy and Early Childhood Education
Provide service to the division, school, and university
Earned master's degree in Early Literacy or a related field
Minimum of 3 years successful experience teaching in an urban school at the early grade levels
Demonstrates high level of content knowledge in Language and Literacy
Demonstrates knowledge and experience with student-centered, democratic teaching practices
Demonstrates understanding of the connection between teacher performance and student learning
Demonstrates knowledge of a variety of research-based instructional strategies
Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to social justice and urban issues
Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy
Experience in instructional supervision, cognitive coaching and/or reflective conferencing
Earned doctorate in Language and Literacy, Early Learning, or a related field
Experience teaching online courses
Certification as an online instructor
Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
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 three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
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