Assistant Professor of Business Law-Tenure Track

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Working Title
Assistant Professor of Business Law-Tenure Track

230530-Business Law

Pay Rate
Per faculty salary model



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 998246.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts for all awarded degrees; (4) teaching philosophy and (5) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references. Only completed online faculty profiles with attached documents will be reviewed for this position

If contacted for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2024. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr Keira Solon at, Search Chair.

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
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The position teaches Legal Aspects of Business Law as a part of the BSBA core, and other classes of specialty in BSBA and MBA programs in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies. Activity in research/publications, service, and professional development which aligns with AACSB standards is required. Additionally, candidates need to be knowledgeable about United States contract and employment law.

Applicants selected will be expected to engage in strong classroom teaching and research activities appropriate for a university accredited by AACSB . The position is expected to include sections of BLAW 2720 (Legal Environment of Business), BLAW 3721 (Law of Transactions), and BLAW 5700 (Legal Aspects of Business Decisions). The successful candidate is expected to assume active service roles related to undergraduate and MBA curriculum and quality assurance at department and college levels.

Candidates must have already completed a J.D. or equivalent from the American Bar Association accredited institution or a Ph.D. degree in Business Law/ Public Policy from a similarly accredited business school. Excellent communication skills and the ability to use a variety of teaching approaches, including distance education preferred.

Education & Formal Training
Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

Candidates must have already completed a J.D. or equivalent from the American Bar Association accredited institution or a Ph.D. degree in Business Law/ Public Policy from a similarly accredited business school.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Presentation


Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, 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, Work in stressful conditions

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. References
  3. Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Vitae
  6. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
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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