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University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Kansas City, Missouri
This is an Endowed Professorship. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for the Norman Royall Professor at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the social sciences.

Expectations for this position include securing extramural research funding; quantitative, data science, or data analytics research; liaising with counterparts in data science and analytics across campus; and an ability to teach in one or more of the following departments: Criminal Justice and Criminology, Communication and Journalism, Economics, Political Science and Philosophy, or Sociology and Anthropology. Teaching obligations will include undergraduate courses and may include graduate courses.

Candidates should have substantial records of scholarly research, competitive extramural funding, effective and innovative teaching, service, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Interdisciplinary research involving public health, medical sciences, patient care, community health, public policies, engineering, or other scientific fields is a plus.

In support of our goals to be a workplace of choice and a national leader in research and scholarship, UMKC strives to assure that all individuals appointed to endowed chairs and professorships are outstanding leaders in scholarship, teaching, and service. Applicants for the Endowed position are encouraged to review UMKC’s Guidelines for Evaluation of Endowed Chairs and Professors at the following link:

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in one of the following fields or a closely related field: Criminal Justice and Criminology, Communication and Journalism, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology and Anthropology.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a 9-month, tenure-eligible, full-time, benefit-eligible position.


This is an Endowed Professorship. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline

Applications accepted until position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt, with priority consideration for those received by November 10, 2022.

Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted online. Please upload your CV; a letter of application addressing your research interests, teaching philosophy, and commitment to diversity and inclusion; and a list of three academic and/or professional references with full contact information.

Applicants should combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as the resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Please do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (816) 235-1621.


The UMKC School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is formed of ten academic departments and multiple interdisciplinary programs. Our 29 majors and 27 minors support students in developing the most sought-after career skills – excellent communication, analysis, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. Students’ classroom experiences often expand into Kansas City with community-based learning and internships that lead to strong community connections and job placements.

All students are a critical part of the conversation, not only as listeners but as valued contributors. We strive to cultivate an environment where diversity, equity and inclusivity are an integral part of everything we do. In the School of Humanities and Social Sciences we foster academic, professional, and personal development and believe the needs, interests, opinions, passions, and dreams of our students, faculty and staff are all an important part of the equation.

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.

Benefit Eligibility


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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