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Chair, Associate Professor/Professor

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 18, 2023

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Associate Professor

Working Title
Chair, Associate Professor/Professor

210605-School of Industrial Sciences & Technology

Pay Rate
Per Faculty Salary Model - Dependent on Discipline



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 999937.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) description of their management philosophy and leadership style; (3) a curriculum vitae, and names, phone numbers, email addresses of a minimum of five professional references; (4) copies of transcripts showing degree completions. All documentation requested for this position must be attached to the faculty profile at the time of application. [Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later for employment to begin.] Only completed on-line faculty profiles with attached documents will be considered for this position. Review of completed applications begins October 1, 2023 and continues until he position is filled. The preferred starting date for this appointment is January 2024, but no later than August 5, 2024. This is a 12-month appointment, with academic rank commensurate with quasipartons and experience.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to:
Dr. Ronnie Rollins, Associate Dean

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/ EEO / ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The College of Health, Science, and Technology at the University of Central Missouri ( UCM ), invites applications for the Chair position for the School of Industrial Sciences and Technology. UCM is a public comprehensive university with more than 12,000 students providing a small-college learning environment coupled with large-university opportunities located 40 miles southeast of Kansas City’s Metropolitan area in Warrensburg, MO. The School of Industrial Sciences and Technology offers baccalaureate degrees in five areas of technology/management, and two Master of Science degrees in Industrial Management, and Technology with several option areas. UCM also offers programs through the Missouri Innovation Campus, a collaboration between the Lee’s Summit School district, the Metropolitan Community College, and UCM . We are also partners to offer the PhD in Technology Management which is conferred by Indiana State University. Details can be found at The school has 21 full-time faculty and staff. Approximately 1,100 students major in our programs of study; about 250 of these are graduate students. The School is committed to excellence in both teaching, scholarship, and service. Our Mission Statement is as follows; “To prepare management oriented technical professionals for positions in business, industry, entrepreneurship, and government.”

The Chair is expected to provide visionary leadership in teaching, scholarship, service, external funding, and innovation in curriculum development and delivery. The chairperson has the following general responsibilities:
  • Ensure academic integrity through curricular assessment, organization efficiency, and academic innovation
  • Recruit, retain, and develop students, faculty, and staff
  • Steward organizational resources including personnel, facilities, and finances
  • Supervise faculty (and program coordinators) and staff
  • Pursue diverse resources including extramural funding and private philanthropy
  • Engage and complete strategic planning and assessment activities
  • Communicate effectively with departmental/school constituencies as well as university leadership
  • Represent the department/school on campus and to external agencies and cultivate those relationships
  • Provide vision and direction for the department/school through word and deed
  • Teach within their discipline
  • Produce scholarship appropriate to their role at the institution
  • Provide service appropriate to their role at the institution
  • Develop, manage, and assess course schedules, including maintenance of multi-year schedules in conjunction with program coordinator(s)
  • Hold timely meetings
  • Assign service activities with the department/school
  • Resolve difficulties, complaints, and conflicts
  • Supervise completion of assessments and reports
  • Complete faculty evaluations
  • Uphold and execute policies and procedures
  • Accept special assignments
Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in a discipline area closely aligned with one of the academic programs in the school.
Computer Skills


  • Experience in budgeting, scheduling and personnel management.
  • Experience in curriculum development and program management.
  • Record of successful teaching in higher education.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship commensurate with the level of associate or full professor.
  • Demonstrated effective communication, facilitative, and organization skills.
  • Documented collaborative/participatory leadership skills.
  • Documented experience in program/student assessment.
  • Record of advocacy for faculty.
  • Experience in professional program accreditation and program assessment.
  • Record of extramural funding and/or fundraising.
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary teams and diverse populations.
  • Two (2) years of experience in budgeting, scheduling, personnel management, curriculum development and program management.
Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:
Professional appearance

Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
  4. Management & Leadership Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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