University of Missouri-Kansas City — Dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is seeking an inspiring and innovative leader to serve as Dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

UMKC is an urban research university serving over 16,000 students with a broad array of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The Bloch School, named for the internationally prominent founder of H&R Block, offers recognized programs in business, management and public administration. It is the only school in the region accredited by both AACSB and NASPAA.

UMKC is recognized for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership. The University is located in a metropolitan area that is among the fastest growing, most affordable and most entrepreneurial cities in America. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits (comprising over 60% of the employment base), Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. The local corporate community and city residents strongly identify with UMKC.

UMKC’s Henry W. Bloch School of Management provides innovative, globally oriented, market-driven and experience-based business, management and public administration education to almost 2,000 students. It claims a global network of over 17,000 alumni.

This position offers an opportunity for a talented and committed individual to lead a well-established unit of the University. The Dean is responsible for providing academic, strategic and administrative leadership for the School, for articulating a vision for management education, and for enhancing the strong relationships that exist between the Bloch School, its alumni and the business, non-profit and government sectors. The Dean serves as a senior academic leader of the University, reports to the Provost, and will work collaboratively with fellow Deans.

The Dean is expected to have: (1) a thorough understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities facing business and public administration education; (2) the ability to recruit and support excellent and diverse faculty, students and staff; (3) strong operational and financial skills; (4) outstanding administrative skills, including team building; (5) the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders; and (6) the ability to achieve success in both external outreach and fund-raising. The successful candidate will have a record of leadership experiences that provide the foundation for success in an academic setting.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to John K. Thornburgh or Ann Yates at Applications should be received by November 28, 2016 for full consideration.

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.