Professor or Associate Professor, Department of Public Affairs, Bloch School of Management, 38733

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Full Professor or Associate Professor
Department of Public Affairs
Bloch School of Management
University of Missouri - Kansas City

The Department of Public Affairs of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is pleased to invite applications and nominations for a senior faculty position. This is a 9-month, benefit eligible, tenured Endowed Chair position, with appointment possible at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. We seek a nationally recognized scholar with expertise in areas related to urban affairs, nonprofit management, public administration and/or public policy. We are seeking individuals who do work at the intersection of urban affairs and nonprofit management as well as those with expertise in areas such as performance management, e-governance, community development, social entrepreneurship, and/or public data analytics. We are particularly interested in candidates who are adept at teaching a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, in particular those from historically marginalized backgrounds. Candidates should have an earned doctorate degree in public administration or a relevant discipline (e.g., public policy, nonprofit management, economics, urban planning, urban geography, sociology, political science). The desired start date is Fall 2022.


  1. Scholarly research at the leading edge of the field with productivity consistent with developing or maintaining a national reputation.
  2. Using traditional and online modalities, teach courses in areas related to urban affairs, public administration, public policy, and nonprofit management in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program as well as related graduate and undergraduate programs.
  3. Support of the school’s mission through internal and external service including community engagement
  4. The promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.

The Department of Public Affairs offers an MPA accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), participates in UMKC’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, and is known for its commitment to scholarship, teaching, and outreach in public administration. The MPA program includes emphasis options in Nonprofit Management, Urban Policy and Management, and Health Services Administration. The department also contributes courses to the BBA (Nonprofit Management and Health Administration emphasis areas), Professional MBA, and EMBA programs at the Bloch School.

Minimum Qualifications

P hD in public administration or a related discipline; evidence of teaching effectiveness; Scholarly record that includes publications in highly respected outlets; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Full Time/Part Time

Tenurable 9-month Faculty Position, Full-time, Benefit-eligible


Negotiable and commensurate with credentials, experience, and achievement

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online through the UMKC recruiting portal: To assure full consideration, electronic applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate's ability to meet stated qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, samples of publications (if any), and the names and current contact information of at least three references. Application materials must be submitted by clicking the "Apply Now" tab below. Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.) in filenames. If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855)524-0002.

References will not be contacted without permission of the candidate.

An official copy of transcript(s) showing when degree(s) were conferred will be required before an official offer is made to a final candidate. The University requires that we maintain an official copy of faculty higher education transcripts.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


The Bloch School enrolls over 1700 undergraduate and graduate students and also offers extensive non-credit programming through executive and continuing education. The School is committed to providing outstanding educational experiences for a broad range of students, including those from underserved communities. We serve professionals and executives who are focusing on further developing their capabilities while fully engaged in a demanding career. We serve undergraduate students who are focused on developing skills for their first professional assignment. We serve experienced professionals seeking to make a career change. We also serve students pursing specialized degrees and certificates.

The Bloch School has over 50 full-time faculty and also partners with a talented group of adjunct faculty, many of whom who are in leadership roles at organizations in the region. We capitalize upon regional diversity and local business enterprises. The School and the Department offer a collegial and supportive setting that is excellent for professional career growth. Excellent opportunities exist for creative fieldwork and research, including collaborative initiatives with faculty from a full range of graduate and professional schools (law, education, engineering, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry) and our nationally ranked Conservatory.

The Bloch School has developed strong partnerships with nonprofit and government organizations, foundations, corporations, and start-ups throughout the Kansas City region. Our partners are engaged with the School by serving on advisory boards, supporting career programs, engaging in the classroom, and providing opportunities for internships and experiential learning. We strive to support our partners by offering programs designed to meet their talent development needs.

The Bloch School, with both NASPAA and AACSB accreditation, is committed to offering innovative programs and to ensuring students have access to outstanding career and student support services, vibrant student organizations, and opportunities to engage in global learning experiences.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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