Faculty Positions

This page is primarily for faculty positions and will be updated as positions become available and are filled.

These openings are only for full time faculty or full time visiting faculty positions. If you are interested in adjunct positions, please contact the appropriate academic department.

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Director of Field Experiences - Department of Education

The Department of Education is seeking a candidate for a full- time non-tenure track clinical faculty member to serve as director of field experiences starting August, 2015. 

The successful candidate must hold at least a master’s degree in education and have at least 5 years of successful teaching experience in K-12 schools.  Post-secondary experience, working with diverse populations and with a variety of learners is preferred. 

Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses such as the professional semester seminar and others that may be commensurate with the candidate’s teaching background.  Supervision of student teachers, academic advising, collaborating with faculty in such capacities as accreditation preparation and continuous improvement of the department, mentoring students as they create their portfolios, and engaging in scholarly activity are other responsibilities of the position.  A commitment to service both to the Department of Education and the Rockhurst community is expected.  

Candidates must have an awareness of and interest in the educational mission of Jesuit higher education.  Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri.  It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  A letter of interest (which reflects your teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references should be submitted electronically to: 

Mary Pat Shelledy, Chair  Marypat.shelledy@rockhurst.edu

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Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

The Chemistry Department at Rockhurst University is looking to hire part-time adjunct faculty members to teach the Biochemistry lecture and lab in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.  Please send a CV to Annie Lee, Chair of the Chemistry Department, at annie.lee@rockhurst.edu

Adjunct Professor of Biology Positions

The Biology Department at Rockhurst University is looking to hire part-time adjunct faculty members to teach in Human Anatomy and Physiology in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.  Please send a CV to Laura Salem, Chair of the Biology Department, at laura.salem@rockhurst.edu

Tenure-Track Professor and Visiting Professor - Department of Occupational Therapy

Rockhurst University seeks two full-time faculty in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program; tenure-track and visiting. These nine or 11 month appointments require responsibilities in teaching, scholarship and service.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in general physical disabilities or musculoskeletal disorders; a doctoral degree in occupational therapy or a related field; however, consideration will also be given to candidates who have made substantial progress toward the completion of a doctorate; 2+ years of clinical experience; previous teaching experience; eligibility for licensure in the state of Missouri.  Salary, rank, and benefits will be determined based upon experience and qualifications. Submit a letter of intention, current curriculum vitae, three professional references, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests to: Dr. Kris Vacek, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110, or email to: kris.vacek@rockhurst.edu

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Assistant Professor of Health Care Management

Helzberg School of Management

Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management is seeking candidates for a full – time tenure track Assistant Professor of Health Care Management position beginning in August 2015.  The Helzberg School of Management is accredited through AACSB International and is the only accredited private institution in the area. 

Rockhurst University's business school offers undergraduate and master’s level business programs, including an executive MBA program. The Helzberg School of Business is AACSB accredited with more than 40 full and part-time faculty.  Our part-time MBA program in management has been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the top ranked program in Kansas City. 

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Duties): 
The appointment has a 3/3 course load with the primary responsibility of teaching health care and other courses in our MBA, MA in Management and our dual DO/MBA programs.  In addition, candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate level and in related business school fields.

Responsibilities include:  teaching graduate/undergraduate courses, scholarship, collaborating with others, and advising students.  Rockhurst University and the Helzberg School require a strong commitment to high quality teaching, scholarship, as well as service to the university, school, and the external community. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or earned doctorate in Health Care, Health Care Management, or a related field (exceptional ABDs are encouraged to apply, but would be required to complete their degrees within one year from the time of their appointment). 

Preferred Qualifications (Education/Training and Experience): 
Specialties and research interest in two or more of the following areas: health care policy, health care systems, health informatics, practice management, or quality. 

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to:  hr@rockhurst.edu or mail to Human Resources, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Missouri  64110.