Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

UMKC Seeks Family Law Professor

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law is seeking to hire for an assistant or associate tenure track position in Family Law and related fields, which will begin in Fall 2020. A J.D. or equivalent degree is required.  Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred. Applications must come through the UMKC Human Resources portal at

UMKC hosts a nationally-recognized Child & Family Law program, notable for its breadth and depth.  The School of Law offers both J.D. and LL.M. students an emphasis in Child & Family Law, maintains two in-house clinics devoted exclusively to family law (one of which provides graduates state certification to practice as Guardians ad Litem) as well as numerous field placement opportunities, publishes a national family law journal (the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers), and provides an international study abroad program focused exclusively on family law. Additional information about the family law program can be found at

UMKC is the urban law school of the University of Missouri System and is located on a beautifully 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 450 students. It benefits from its metropolitan location, a university with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, a dedicated faculty and staff, and strong community and alumni support.

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. 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.

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