University of Missouri - Kansas City, The Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 positions)

The Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Bloch School invites applications and nominations for any of three tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in entrepreneurship and innovation to begin Spring or Fall 2013. The positions are open for all ranks: assistant, associate, or full professor. Responsibilities include publishing scholarly research in leading academic journals and teaching undergraduate, master's, or Ph.D. courses in entrepreneurship and innovation.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary, research support, and supporting start-up package are highly competitive with those for similar positions at top business schools, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UMKC offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage plus a choice of participation in the Teacher Retirement System or an Optional Retirement System.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate or expected degree completion prior to the appointment starting date. Candidates should have strong interests in and willingness to conduct research in entrepreneurship and should have a demonstrated record of success in or potential for high quality scholarly entrepreneurship research and publication in leading academic journals. Candidates should also have demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate, master's, or Ph.D. levels. Candidates must have the ability to operate in a participative, collegial setting and willingness to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, high growth environment.

RANK SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS: - The rank of Assistant Professor will require an earned doctorate and the potential for success as a scholar and instructor.
- The rank of Associate Professor will require a demonstrated record of publication and a record of teaching excellence. At the rank of Associate, the successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in service to the Institute and the Department.
- The rank of Full Professor will require demonstrated leadership in the field of entrepreneurship or innovation, a record of successful program building, and a strong teaching record. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in service to and leadership of the Institute and the Department.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE: The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Bloch School is one of the Top 25 Graduate Colleges in Entrepreneurship as ranked by the Princeton Review in 2011.

The UMKC Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IEI) is a research oriented institute in entrepreneurship, responsible for the development, delivery, and administration of all entrepreneurship offerings at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. Our vision is to be a global leader in creating and disseminating knowledge to advance entrepreneurship and innovation. Our mission is to inspire and nurture entrepreneurs and innovators through transformational education and research. In 2011, The Princeton Review ranked the Bloch School's graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the top 25, making the school one of eleven in the country to achieve that distinction. In January 2012, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) designated our MBA program as the National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The university has created a permanent academic department with 13 tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in entrepreneurship including three endowed chairs. IEI is also home to 15 successful entrepreneurs who share their experience in the classroom as teaching fellows. Many entrepreneurship courses are team-taught by tenured/tenure track faculty and successful entrepreneurs. We have created two new doctoral programs in entrepreneurship, becoming a leading school in preparing future faculty in this area. The newly approved MS in Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as a recent Memorandum of Understanding establishing a working relationship with Harbin Institute of Technology, will expand the school's international presence. And, in August of 2013, the Institute will occupy the new $32 million Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Further information can be found at:

UMKC enrolls approximately 13,000 students and is located in the historic Country Club district of Kansas City which offers excellent dining and shopping. The Bloch School of Management is continuing efforts toward excellence in innovative undergraduate, graduate and executive education. The Bloch School has approximately 1,200 students, 45 full-time faculty, and excellent technology resources. Its business and public administration programs are fully accredited by the AACSB and NASPAA, respectively. More information about the Bloch School may be found at

ABOUT THE AREA: The Kansas City metro area is well known for its reasonable cost of living, enriched quality of life, financially supportive donors, and excellent elementary and secondary school options. Kansas City is headquarters for several major corporations including Sprint Nextel, Hallmark, H&R Block, Black and Veatch, AMC Entertainment, Cerner Corporation, DST Systems, Garmin International, Great Plains Energy (KCPL), Seaboard, Westar Energy, YRC Worldwide, and American Century Investment Management, and is the home of Midwest Research Institute, the Stowers Institute, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The city has a strong entrepreneurial heritage. One of the Greater Kansas City Chamber's major initiatives is to make it the most entrepreneurial city in the world, and in making that a goal, the Chamber specifically acknowledged the Bloch School and the IEI, along with the Kauffman Foundation, as cornerstones of that initiative.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. John Norton
Associate Director, UMKC Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
217 Bloch School, University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

UMKC also requires submission of application online: Please reference Job ID: 4409 and Posting Title: Asst, Assoc, or Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 36524

The applications review process will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. To assure full consideration, please submit a letter of application including a brief statement describing the candidate's ability to meet the qualifications for the position and record of entrepreneurship research, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. To this end, UMKC is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty, students and staff who will further enrich our campus diversity and making every attempt to support their academic, professional and personal success.

It is the fundamental policy of UMKC to provide equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, Veteran status or disability status in all education, employment and contracted activities. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.

UMKC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted 8/9/12