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Associate/Full Professor and Endowed Chair / Umkc / Hw Bloch School of Management

University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Department of Entrepreneurship & Management

Associate/Full Professor and Endowed Chair

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Job Description

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Management is seeking applications from outstanding candidates for an Endowed Chair at the rank of associate or full professor in organizational behavior and human resources.   This is tenure-track or tenured position.

Endowed Chairs and Professors in the University of Missouri System are outstanding leaders in scholarship, teaching and service and are among the most prestigious positions in the university. These prominent distinguished scholars provide leadership and service to the university, their discipline, and the surrounding community.


*          PhD or DBA in business (or a related discipline) with a focus on organizational behavior and human resources from an institution where the business school is accredited by AACSB or EQUIS.

*          Evidence of instructional effectiveness, pedagogical innovation, and a commitment to high-impact teaching methods. 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 highly respected outlets. 

Anticipated Hiring Range

Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications, experience and evidence of success in publications and research. This is a 9-month, benefit-eligible, full-time (1.0) faculty appointment eligible for tenure. Appointment to begin in August 2025.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Missouri provides competitive compensation, generous leave, tuition assistance, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. Our academic workloads and schedules promote a positive work/life balance.

Application Materials

For consideration, you must apply online at, click in Academic Positions (Job Opening ID 52087).

Please  combine all application materials (a cover letter describing the candidate's ability to meet stated qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, copies of (or links to)  publications (if any), and the names and contact information of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachments.  Limit document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

*          If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email .

*          For questions about the position, please contact including the Job Identification number 52087 and name of the position

  •          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. 

References will not be contacted without permission of the candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is Fall 2025.

An official copy of transcript(s), showing when degree(s), were conferred will be required for candidates selected as finalists. The University's accreditation requires that we maintain an official copy of higher education transcripts for all teaching faculty.

Application Deadline

Application review begins upon receipt. The position remains open until a qualified candidate is hired.

Other Information

UMKC is a public, urban, research university with more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  It is part of the larger University of Missouri System. Our university is committed to being a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with surrounding urban communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, and more economically secure quality of life.

The Bloch School, with both AACSB and NASPA 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. The Bloch School enrolls approximately 1900 undergraduate and graduate students and also offers extensive 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 building managerial and technical skills while fully engaged in a demanding career. We serve undergraduate students who are 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.

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.

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds-a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city's rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City's biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.  

UMKC's campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital.  

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, visit 

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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