Adjunct Instructor of Literacy

Saint Louis, MO

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Hiring Department

Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership

Job Description

The Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) is continuously seeking
qualified candidates for adjunct faculty to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Literacy. This includes daytime courses, school-based clinical courses, and online courses. Adjuncts are appointed for summer (mid-May to early August), fall (mid-August to mid-December) and spring (mid-January to mid-May) semesters. Appointments are for each semester as needed and are term, non-benefit, non-tenure-accruing positions. We seek applicants who have lived experience and/or track record for supporting students from historically marginalized groups (e.g. BIPOC, immigrant, gender or sexual identity, disability) in higher education.

The University of Missouri St. Louis is a leader in partnerships with key institutions in the St. Louis community. The College of Education is committed to equity, collaboration, and excellence. This sharing of resources and knowledge has provided countless quality educational opportunities for thousands of individuals in the St. Louis region. The University of Missouri St. Louis is one of four institutions in the University of Missouri System, and is located in St. Louis. With a population approaching 3 million people, the St. Louis region is one of the 20 most-populated metropolitan areas in the United States. Home to a wonderful array of cultural, scientific, educational, and sports venues, St. Louis was recently named one of the nicest places to live and work in America.

The position begins as early as May 1 with a rolling process. The position is a semester-long, non-tenure track position, with possibility for renewal.

Major Responsibilities:
Teach courses on-campus, online, and in our Literacy Clinics located in our partner schools. Collaborate with department faculty.


-An earned graduate degree in Literacy/Reading or a closely related field or provide evidence that the degree will be completed prior to the start date of the appointment.
-Strong, explicit commitment to educational equity and social justice
-Professional background which includes demonstrated attention to the concerns of race, ethnicity, multilingualism, social class, gender, and disability
-Experience with working effectively with diverse students and communities
-Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
-Track record of successful teaching experience and/or partnerships with schools
-Knowledge of online learning development and delivery
-Successful teaching in K-12
-Successful experience facilitating professional learning with K-12 teachers

Application Materials

Cover letter
Graduate Transcripts
Literacy Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Names of Three References

Application Deadline

Application Process
Applicants MUST apply online at and are required to submit a letter of application, resume/vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. A single PDF file attached to the application under the section for "resume" is strongly recommended. Only applications submitted online will be reviewed.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The College desires to enhance the diversity of its faculty and programs and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Rebecca Rogers, E. Des Lee Endowed Professor of Tutorial Education (

Other Information

9 hours/week

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

Diversity Commitment

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.

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  • Posted: 06/24/2022