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Associate Professor/Professor of School of Law - 65382, 38778

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus
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Job Title: Associate Professor/Professor of School of Law - 65382, 38778
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 38618
Hiring Department

UMKC School of Law

Job Description

UMKC School of Law Seeks Applications for Three Faculty Positions

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law seeks applicants for three tenure-track or tenured faculty positions, entry level or lateral, to start in Fall 2022. These positions are each 9-month appointments and eligible for benefits. We are interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in property law, criminal law and procedure, or advocacy (including appellate advocacy). The School of Law is looking for faculty members with a strong commitment to educating a diverse group of lawyers, and those who will actively participate in our collegial, collaborative community. We especially welcome applications from candidates who would add diversity to our faculty.

UMKC School of Law is the urban law school of the University of Missouri System and is located on a beautifully landscaped campus in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri, a vibrant metropolitan area of more than two million people and offers courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 400 students. It benefits from a dedicated and diverse faculty and staff, a strong university with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, and exceptional community and alumni support. The law school includes a state-of-the-art teaching courtroom and an appellate courtroom.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Juris Doctor degree from a program accredited by the American Bar Association, or an equivalent.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, 9-month, benefit-eligible, tenure track or tenured faculty positions.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Instructions

Application Process: The Faculty Appointments Committee of the School of Law is reviewing the Faculty Appointments Registry maintained by the AALS. In addition, candidates may apply directly filling out the application form and submitting a statement of interest, a curriculum vitae (or resume), and a research agenda statement through the UMKC Human Resources portal:

For more information, please contact:

Jeffrey E. Thomas

Chair of Faculty Appointments Committee

UMKC School of Law

[email protected]


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.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to UMKC’s mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection, and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students, and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace, and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand learn the benefit of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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