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University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus
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Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 43676
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The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Job Description The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member to lead the law school’s Child and Family Services Clinic and the Guardian ad Litem Workshop. The candidate would also oversee the family law emphasis portfolio project and maintain the law school’s relationships with the family law community. This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The candidate for this position will be placed on track towards a long-term (three-year rolling) contract. The position will begin in Fall 2023. A J.D. or equivalent degree is required. The School of Law is looking for faculty members with a strong commitment to educating lawyers for the twenty-first century, 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 hosts a nationally recognized Child & Family Law program, notable for its breadth and depth. It is one of only four family law programs that has received an A+ rating from National Jurist and preLaw Magazine. The School of Law offers both J.D. and LL.M. students an emphasis in Child & Family Law, operates the Child and Family Services Clinic, the Guardian ad Litem Workshop and the Kansas City Youth Court as well as numerous field placement opportunities. Additionally, the School of Law publishes a national family law journal (the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers) and provides an international study abroad program focused exclusively on family law. Additional information about the family law program can be found here.

Minimum Qualifications

A J.D. or equivalent degree is required

Full Time/Part Time

This is a benefit eligible, ranked non-tenure track faculty position with opportunity for promotion. The position will begin in Fall 2023.


Salary is commensurate with rank, credentials and experience.

Application Deadline

The Faculty Appointments Committee of the School of Law will review applications upon receipt and continue until a qualified candidate is hired.

Application Instructions

Aplications must be received online through the UMKC recruiting portal. Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachments.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected]

For more information, please contact:

Sean O’BrienChair, Faculty Appointment CommitteeUMKC School of Law[email protected]816-235-6152Comments UMKC 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. It is the only law school in a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area of more than two million people and offers courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 450 students. It benefits from its metropolitan location, a university with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, a dedicated faculty and staff, and strong community and alumni support.

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 Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic 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. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. 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 the beauty 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

Benefit Eligibility Why UMKC?

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.

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