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.
Scholarly research at the leading edge of the field with productivity consistent with developing or maintaining a national reputation.
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.
Support of the school’s mission through internal and external service including community engagement
The promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.
PhD 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.
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!