[AISWorld] Department Chair Opening

Ward, Sidne G. WardS at umkc.edu
Thu Dec 13 18:07:46 EST 2012

We are seeking an energetic and innovative individual to join the leadership team as Chair of the Department of Management. The department includes the disciplines of Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, International Management, Strategy, and Human Resources.

I will be attending ICIS 2012 in Orlando and would be pleased to discuss the position.

Please consider applying for the position or forwarding the announcement to your colleagues in Information Systems or other relevant fields. If you or your colleagues have questions regarding the position,  feel free to contact me.

The formal position announcement appears below.

Best Regards,

Sidne G. Ward, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Management Chair Search Committee
Director of Global Management Education Initiatives
Associate Professor of Information Systems

e-mail: wards at umkc.edu<mailto:wards at umkc.edu>
web: http://bloch.umkc.edu/faculty/ward/
phone: +1-816-235-2321
fax: +1-816-235-6506
office: Bloch School, Room 239

Department of Management
Henry W. Bloch School of Management
University of Missouri--Kansas City
5110 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110


Chair, Department of Management
Henry W. Bloch School of Management
University of Missouri - Kansas City

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri - Kansas City is seeking an energetic and innovative individual to join the leadership team as Chair, Department of Management.

The Bloch School is committed to producing graduates who are competitive globally, able to function in diverse international teams, and innovate across disciplines and around the world. The Department of Management plays a key role in cultivating a global mindset and talent for innovation in our students across undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in the disciplines of organizational behavior, information systems, human resources, international management, and strategic management. The department has eight full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members, and five full-time teaching professors and lecturers.

The successful candidate will serve as a leader for departmental strategies in a dynamic environment. Our new 75,000 sq. ft. building is scheduled for completion in August 2013. The facility is designed with unique architectural spaces to promote experiential teaching and learning and fundamentally change the pedagogy of management education. The number of faculty is expected to double over the next few years. The Chair is responsible for guiding the research and teaching programs of the department, ensuring faculty are supported and developed in line with Department and School strategies, and making administrative and budgetary decisions. We seek a creative individual who will successfully undertake both internal and external responsibilities, including growing programs and continuing to strengthen ties with alumni and the Kansas City business community.

The successful candidate should have an ability to lead a diverse faculty in implementing departmental goals, aligned with the school's strategic initiatives, to prepare students for leadership roles in a dynamic global environment, attract and retain outstanding faculty, enhance scholarly impact, and integrate entrepreneurial and innovative approaches with the study of management. Candidates should possess:

*          An excellent record of teaching and scholarly research in any related management discipline warranting a tenured appointment at the Full or Senior Associate level.

*          A Ph.D. in a related management field from a top school.

*          The ability to lead effectively in a participative, collegial and creative environment.

About Kansas City, UMKC, the Bloch School of Management, and the Department:

Located in the heart of the entrepreneurial and thriving Kansas City, Missouri (named among the Wall Street Journal's top 7 most innovative cities in the U.S.), UMKC is a comprehensive public teaching and research university with more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. The university is home to 12 schools including the Bloch School, the School of Biological Sciences, the Conservatory of Music and Dance, the School of Computing and Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the School of Law. UMKC is deeply connected to Kansas City, playing an integral part in the city's Big 5 initiative (to transform the region through entrepreneurship, urban revitalization, life sciences, visual and performing arts and animal health). The Bloch School is a key partner in two of the Big 5 initiatives through our entrepreneurship and innovation and public affairs programs. Kansas City is headquarters for major corporations including Sprint, Hallmark, H&R Block, Garmin, and American Century Investments.

Our school is named for the co-founder of H&R Block, Mr. Henry Bloch. He serves as inspiration for our vision to nurture innovative, entrepreneurial, and purposeful leaders with a global perspective for private, public, for profit and nonprofit enterprises. Driven by Bloch faculty, UMKC is ranked 1st in the world for innovation management by the Journal of Product Innovation Management and 21st in the U.S. for experimental accounting information systems in a study by Brigham-Young University. The graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs are ranked among the top 25 in the nation by the Princeton Review. Our MPA in Nonprofit Management is ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Bloch School has approximately 1800 students, 51 full-time faculty, and excellent technology resources. Its business and public administration programs are accredited by AACSB and NASPAA, respectively.

The Bloch School develops purposeful, entrepreneurial, and innovative leaders to meet changing global demands and advances knowledge and practice through excellent teaching, scholarship, outreach, and service.

More information about the Bloch School and Department may be found at www.bloch.umkc.edu<http://www.bloch.umkc.edu> .

Please direct any questions concerning the position to:

Sidne Ward, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Management Chair Search Committee
Associate Professor of Information Systems
wards at umkc.edu

Susan Mott, administrative assistant
Department of Management
motts at umkc.edu

Application Instructions

An employment starting date of August 2013 is desired. To assure full consideration, applications should include a statement describing the candidate's ability to meet stated qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. References will not be contacted without permission of the candidate.

Apply online: www.umkc.edu/hr/jobsearch<http://www.umkc.edu/hr/jobsearch> . ID # 8150. All applicants must submit their paperwork and portfolio on line in order to be considered. If you experience problems accessing the site, we recommend using Internet Explorer 8 (or later).

Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters and do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.) in file name. Maximum file size limit is 11MB.
For questions about how to apply, please call (816) 235-1621 or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

UMKC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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