Instructor or Visiting Professor, Bloch School of Management, 78919

UMKC Volker Campus
Jun 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Instructor or Visiting Professor, Bloch School of Management, 78919
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36790
Hiring Department

The Department of Public Affairs of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking applications for a non-tenure track faculty position (instructor or visiting professor (open rank)) from outstanding candidates with expertise in public administration and/or public policy, particularly related to urban, economic development, and state and local government issues. Consideration will also be given to candidates with expertise in non-profit management. Candidates are required to have: a) PhD in public administration or a related discipline with significant coursework relevant to expected teaching responsibilities (consideration will also be given to doctoral candidates with ABD status); or b) Master’s or JD degree with significant coursework related to the teaching discipline and significant and relevant industry experience. The desired start date is Fall 2021.

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 Urban Policy and Management, Nonprofit 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.

Job Description

Responsibilities: 1) Teach graduate (and potentially undergraduate) courses using traditional and online modalities. Teaching assignment may include: one or more core courses in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program (e.g., Politics of Administration, Research Methods, Financial Accountability, Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation, Leadership); courses in the Urban Policy and Management and other emphasis areas of the MPA program; a core course in the MBA program (Management in Context); and, depending on expertise, other undergraduate and graduate courses. 2) Maintain faculty qualification through, as appropriate, scholarly research, applied research, and/or community engagement. 3) Support the school’s mission through internal and external service.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in public administration or a related discipline OR Master’s or JD degree with significant and relevant industry experience.

Full Time/Part Time

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.


The Bloch School enrolls roughly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and also offers extensive non-credit programming through executive and continuing education. The Bloch School has roughly over 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. We also serve students pursing specialized degrees and certificates.

The Bloch School has developed strong partnerships with government organizations, non-profits, foundations, corporations, and start-ups 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 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.


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