Employment Opportunities

The School of Education is one of ten academic units at UMKC and is located in the heart of Kansas City’s energetic and diverse urban environment. The Kansas City metro area has a growing population of almost two million people, representing diverse socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds. In keeping with the needs of our diverse community, the School’s mission is to empower professionals to become reflective practitioners committed to a more just and democratic society. This mission is centered on five key values: academic excellence, reflective practice, collaborative application of learned knowledge and skills, democracy and social justice, and creating caring and safe environments characterized by respect for all.


The School has an undergraduate enrollment of about 600 students and a graduate enrollment of more than 800. Approximately 50 full-time faculty are organized into three divisions (Counseling and Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instructional Leadership, and Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations) and a cross-divisional Teacher Education Coordinating Council. The School offers baccalaureate degrees in early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary teacher preparation, as well as graduate degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctorate levels. The School’s teacher education programs are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; the Master’s program in Counseling is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC); and the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.


Please see UMKC’s Careers page for available full-time opportunities.

Part-Time Positions


All inquiries and materials will be treated in confidence.


Applicants should submit a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vitae, and other supporting materials, as well as contact information of four references. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.


The University of Missouri-Kansas City recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. To this end, UMKC is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty, students and staff who will further enrich our campus diversity and making every attempt to support their academic, professional and personal success.


All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to position start date.


Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.


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