UMKC Law Faculty Opening

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law seeks a faculty member who will have primary responsibility for supervision of its externships. The position will include teaching responsibilities in doctrinal courses and/or clinical supervision of students. In addition, the position will have some responsibility for oversight and/or facilitation of other experiential learning initiatives, such as a 1L live-client experience, service learning attached to doctrinal courses, adoption of best practices in externships and clinical education, and development of professional identity. This is a long-term contract eligible (non-tenure track) faculty position.

The School of Law seeks applications from those with a strong commitment to educating lawyers for the twenty-first century and who desire to join a collegial, innovative, collaborative community. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to establish and maintain strong community ties and with experience in managing legal collaborations, supervising legal work of others, mentoring, and teaching in formal and informal settings. The school has some flexibility regarding the subject-matter expertise of candidates, but the ability to contribute in entrepreneurship, litigation/advocacy, child and family law, intellectual property law, urban or environmental law or the prosecution-side of criminal law would be beneficial.

UMKC is the urban law school of the University of Missouri System and is located on a beautiful 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 500 students.  It benefits from its metropolitan location, the presence of 150 federal agencies, a large and academically talented pool of student applicants, a strong university with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, a dedicated faculty and staff, and strong community and alumni support.

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.

Applicants must apply through the UMKC’s Human Resources website:

Inquiries may be directed to:

Associate Dean Jeffrey E. Thomas, Chair

Appointments Subcommittee

UMKC School of Law

500 E. 52nd St.

Kansas City, MO 64110