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Associate/Full Professor and Endowed Chair Entrepreneurship and Innovation / UMKC HW Bloch School of Management / Entrepreneurship & Management

University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Entrepreneurship and Management

The Bloch School enrolls approximately 1900 undergraduate and graduate students and also offers e

xtensive non-credit programming through executive and continuing education. The Bloch School has approximately 60 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.

The school is committed to providing outstanding educational experiences for a broad range of students. 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. And we serve students pursing specialized graduate degrees and certificates. 

Job Description

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.   Consideration will be given to candidates with the credentials appropriate for an endowed chair at the rank of associate or full professor.  


*        PhD or DBA in business (or a related discipline) with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology from an institution where the business school is accredited by AACSB or EQUIS.

*        Evidence of instructional effectiveness. Candidates also must demonstrate the potential to effectively utilize different teaching modalities and to address the needs of students from across a broad portfolio of programs and from many different backgrounds.  

*        Evidence demonstrating the capability to publish in high-impact journals. The candidate must have an established and active research program with a significant portfolio of publications in top-tier outlets.

  •        Evidence documenting expertise in areas related to technology and innovation, commercialization, and/or product development.
This is a 9-month, ranked faculty appointment eligible for tenure and continuous appointment. The desired start date is Fall 2024. This is a full-time position with benefits. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Our academic schedules and workload promote a positive work/life balance.


  •        PhD or DBA in business (or a related discipline) with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology from an institution where the business school is accredited by AACSB or EQUIS.

UMKC strives to assure that all individuals appointed to endowed chairs and professorships are outstanding leaders in scholarship, teaching, and service. Endowed chairs and endowed professorships are among the most prestigious positions in the university and are reserved for the most distinguished scholars and leaders. Individuals appointed to these positions are expected to enhance the quality of the university's academic programs through their contributions to teaching and scholarship.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to, faculty rank, the individual's particular combination of education, skills, and experience, as well as organizational requirements.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Missouri provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 

Application Materials

For consideration, you must apply online at, click in Academic Positions (Job Opening ID 50642).

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, copies of publications (if any), and the names and 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. After initial review by the committee all uploaded materials of finalists may be shared with all faculty in the prospective home department. References will not be contacted without permission of the candidate. The desired start date is Fall 2024.

An official copy of transcript(s), showing when degree(s), were conferred will be required before an official offer is made to final candidate. The University requires that we maintain an official copy of your higher education transcripts. An official copy of that transcript UMKC must be sent to the UMKC Bloch School of Management, attention Jill Masson, 235 Heritage Hall, 5110 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64110 or  Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degrees.

Application Deadline

Application review will begin on receipt. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

Other Information

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

The Bloch School, with both AACSB and NASPAA 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 business experiences.

Significant support from the Bloch Family Foundation, established by our School's namesake, Henry W. Bloch, encourages excellence in research, teaching, and engagement. The School is centrally positioned within the growing Kansas City metropolitan area, an area that boasts recent recognition for its unique combination of a low cost of living and a high quality of life. The region offers many opportunities to enjoy the arts, music, food, the outdoors, and a vibrant sports culture. It offers short commutes and excellent options for elementary and secondary education. Kansas City is home to a number of major corporations, significant foundations, as well as a vibrant community of start-ups and non-profit organizations.

UMKC is proud to be "Kansas City's university," and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, go to .

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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