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UMKC Institute for Human Development, ACED Program Specialist Teacher (Continuous Posting)

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Adult and Continuing Education Programs
Hiring Department

Institute for Human Development 

ACED (Adult Continuing Education for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) teaches classes on four campuses throughout the Kansas City metro are. ACED is housed with IHD (Institute for Human Development) with the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Job Description

This is a temporary, non-tenure-accruing, non-benefits eligible position. Appointment periods are for the course session(s) 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 for ACED
  • Communicates clearly in a timely manner issues and/or concerns regarding student issues to the ACED Director
  • Respond to email, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner
  • Promote and sustain positive relationships with the students, other ACED teachers, campus coordinator and Director.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions that clearly align with the ACED mission, vision, and values
  • Teach students in groups.  Courses offered are continuing education
  • Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices for diverse classrooms

ACED Specialists must apply and submit to an interview with the ACED Director.

1.    Knowledge of class material

2.    Demonstrated understanding of the ACED mission and values

3.    Familiarity with teaching applied lessons

4.    Demonstrated highly successful experience teaching or equivalent experience

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, and resume.

The University requires that we maintain an official copy of your higher education transcripts.

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

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 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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