Hiring Department
University Of Missouri-Kansas city
School of Law
A Law School 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.

UMKC offers a wide range of traditional Business Law courses and also several projects-based and experiential learning courses and programs, some of which are interdisciplinary and involve interactions with departments in UMKC's Henry W. Bloch School of Management and other academic units. As part of the J.D. program, students may earn a Business and Entrepreneurial Law Emphasis. Additionally, students with potential interest in business-related fields are presented with a variety of skills training options through a team-taught Transactional Lawyering Skills Lab course and other simulation courses, an Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic, an Intellectual Property Clinic, and competitions, internships, externships, and supervised independent study opportunities.

Job Description:
A Law School seeks to hire for an entry level or lateral tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Business Law and related fields, which will begin in Fall 2025. 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 encourage applications from candidates who would add diversity to our faculty.

One component of the faculty position would be teaching a Business Organizations course. Beyond that, there is flexibility for candidates with business-oriented research and teaching interests to fashion a teaching package that might include a combination of courses from such subjects as Antitrust Law, Business Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, Taxation of Corporations, co-teaching in the Transactional Lawyering Skills Lab course; and other courses such as Health Care Law or Business Planning where knowledge of organizational structures strongly overlaps. The teaching package might also include participation in one of our innovative projects-based interdisciplinary entrepreneurship courses operated out of the Law School-led Center for Law, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, which connects faculty, staff, and students from multiple UMKC academic units and other programs with projects and in many cases collaborators from other institutions and organizations. Many of the Law School's entrepreneurship endeavors have been supported by funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. We also welcome the inclusion of one or more other courses that offer critical perspectives on business law, which the candidate might propose to enrich the Law School's business curriculum.

A J.D. or equivalent degree is required.