Adjunct Instructor, School Finance (EDL 290)

Drake University

Education-Teaching/Admin | Part Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 4/1/24

Job Description

Title: Adjunct Instructor, School Finance (EDL 290) - 220080

Position Number: 220080

Unit/Department: Education Leadership

FTE: One 3-hour class (Spring 2025)

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

Department Summary:

At Drake University's School of Education, we prepare world-class teachers and educational leaders. With nearly 900 undergraduate and graduate students, we’re one of the largest schools of education in the Midwest—and for good reason.

We have an exceptional record of preparing highly effective elementary and secondary teachers, school counselors, principals, superintendents, and specialists working in training and organizational development in the corporate and non-profit sectors. At the same time, we don’t let our size compromise our commitment to providing an intimate learning environment that fosters close connections between students and faculty.

Drake University’s School of Education consists of dedicated, high-energy educators of future educators. We are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. We seek faculty who will truly care about the student experience and take pride in their work. Our dedication is demonstrated through ongoing support for faculty in developing their teaching craft through access to numerous, resourced professional development opportunities.

Our Education Leadership program offers licensure for both BOEE accredited principal and superintendent licenses. The degrees awarded are Master’s, Education Specialist, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy.

To learn more about Drake University’s School of Education, visit:

Job Summary:

The Drake University Educational Leadership Team invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor. This position will be responsible for teaching School Resource Management with a focus on Iowa school finance. The successful candidate will teach one section to a cohort of aspiring superintendents during the Spring 2025 term.

The course objectives have already been established. The instructor is responsible for facilitating course activities and projects designed to meet the course objectives as well as grading all related coursework.


• Minimum of a master's degree with a Doctoral degree preferred

• A comprehensive understanding of Iowa school finance laws and practices

• Understanding of resources and service provided by Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB), Iowa School Finance and Information Services (ISFIS), and Iowa Association of School Business Officials (IASBO).

• Experience as a school business official, superintendent, or Area Education Agency (AEA) leader

• Experience building and delivering online coursework (preferred)

• Prior participation at ISFLC Conferences (preferred)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Questions about this position can be directed to the search chair, Dr. Doug Stilwell at

Questions about the application process, working at Drake, reasonable accommodations, benefits, or additional information about Drake University may be directed to Drake Human Resources at

Review of Applications Begins:

We will review applications as they are received. The position will remain posted until filled.

For faculty positions, selection will depend on the receipt of recommendation confirming the candidate's scholarly achievements and teaching abilities and/or on the candidate's satisfactory passing of a teaching demonstration if selected for an on-campus interview. For staff positions, selection will depend upon careful review of each applicant’s references, education, and, if applicable, experience.

About Drake:
Drake University is recognized as a top private university in the Midwest. Drake is a midsize university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an increasingly diverse student body. We are deeply committed to equity and inclusion and creating a sense of belonging for all members of the campus community—faculty, staff, and students alike. More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit group of colleagues enthusiastic about preparing students to be global citizens and leaders, challenging assumptions. Drake University is not only an outstanding institution of higher learning, it is also a wonderful place to work. We are enthusiastically committed to welcoming new ideas and people into the fold, and to retaining and rewarding stellar employees.

All positions at Drake provide opportunities to contribute to Drake University’s core mission of creating an exceptional learning environment that prepares students of all backgrounds for meaningful lives and professional accomplishments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Drake:
At Drake University, we don’t just accept differences—we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our students, our employees, and our community. Drake University is proud to support an equal opportunity, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. In fact, the celebration of diversity and inclusion are embedded in our Core Values. Learn more about our DEI commitment and efforts here.

We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. If you are a member of a socially or historically underrepresented or marginalized group or you have actively demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a member of one of the equity groups identified by applicable law, we encourage you to self-identify, where requested in our online application system.

Drake University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. If you would benefit from an accommodation at any point in the recruitment process (including using our online application process), please contact Drake Human Resources (ph: 515.271.3133; e: and let us know how we can assist you.

At Drake University, we highly value a diverse, inclusive workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We stand firmly against discrimination including on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Deadline to Apply 4/30/24


2507 University Avenue

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Maureen De Armond

Deadline to Apply 4/30/24

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