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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Resumes that do not identify the positions for which the candidate is applying will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in Rockhurst University.
Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Adjunct Professor of Exercise and Sport Science Position
The Exercise and Sport Science Department at Rockhurst University is looking to hire a part-time adjunct faculty member to teach a senior level undergraduate course, Exercise, Health, and Chronic Disease Prevention, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m. during the Spring 2016 semester (January 12 to May 17). Please send a CV to Janet Kupperman, Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
The Department of Physics at Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in physics at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2016. We are a collaborative department that actively engages students in the learning process and promotes innovative teaching styles, the use of technology in the classroom, and undergraduate research.
Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include the full range of undergraduate physics courses with occasional undergraduate student research projects. Service and scholarship activity is also expected for tenure and promotion. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and teaching experience at the college level.
Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2015 and will continue until filled. Please forward curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and three letters of reference as well as statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests to: Nancy Donaldson, Ph.D, Chair, Physics Department, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110, email@example.com
Rockhurst University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Reflecting its Catholic and Jesuit roots, Rockhurst seeks to develop the very best in the minds and hearts of men and women who will be leaders in service. The University of approximately 3000 students is located in the cultural and artistic center of the racially and ethnically diverse Kansas City metropolitan area. For more information about Rockhurst, please visit our website at www.rockhurst.edu. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.
Chair, Department of Education
Rockhurst University invites applications for Chair of the Department of Education. We seek a dynamic, visionary leader with innovative ideas for program expansion and interdisciplinary program options. The Rockhurst University teacher education programs are nationally accredited by TEAC and state approved by DESE.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This 12-month faculty position includes teaching, engaging in scholarly and service activities, coordinating several degree programs, mentoring faculty, contributing to program and leadership development, overseeing national and state teacher education accreditation requirements, supervising staff and collaborating with other schools within the university and the K-12 community.
- Ph.D or Ed.D in a relevant educational field of study.
- A minimum of three years of K-12 teaching experience.
- A distinguished history of academic achievements in teaching, scholarship and service as a full-time faculty member (minimum of five years of experience).
- A record of leadership in higher education such as chair of a program.
- Experience with program leadership, program development, and curriculum development.
- An ability to teach in a variety of courses such as literacy.
- Experience with both graduate and undergraduate education.
- A background in coordinating national and state teacher education program requirements.
- An understanding of and appreciation for the Jesuit tradition and for Catholic higher education.
The position will begin July 1, 2016. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and contact information for three references in electronic format (PDF or Word) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockhurst University, a Catholic, Jesuit University, is located in the cultural and artistic center of the racially and ethnically diverse Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area. Rockhurst is an institution focused on learning, leadership and service. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify. We value diversity and demonstrate this in campus initiatives. For more information please visit our website at www.rockhurst.edu.
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Rockhurst University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Rockhurst University is a renowned private Jesuit institution located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, whose mission of learning, leadership and service mirrors the core values of physical therapy practice. Dedicated students are often commended for excellence in academic achievement, service, and leadership. Graduates of the program are highly sought for employment.
Rockhurst’s fully accredited DPT program is housed in the College of Health and Human Services. It is distinctive for its close faculty-student interactions and liberal arts perspective focusing on active learning, research collaborations with other disciplines, research and immersed service learning. The Rockhurst DPT program begins in early June and includes nine semesters of dynamic course work over three academic years. Rockhurst also offers students the opportunity to obtain a dual degree with the Helzberg School of Management. Students may choose a DPT-MBA or DPT–Master of Arts in Management (MAM) program which will prepare students with additional skills increasingly necessary for health care administration and leadership roles in contemporary healthcare organizations.
We are seeking a dynamic leader who is able to continue to advance Rockhurst University’s Physical Therapy Education program’s strong reputation and impact on the profession of physical therapy. This 12 month tenure-track faculty position includes teaching, engaging in scholarly activities, mentoring faculty, participating in service, and overseeing the departmental budget, outcomes assessment and accreditation expectations.
Required Qualifications for this position include:
- an earned terminal degree (PhD, EdD, DSc…) in physical therapy.
- a history of academic achievements in teaching, scholarship and service as a full-time faculty member (minimum of five years of experience).
- an ability and willingness to teach courses in her/his area of clinical or research expertise.
Preferred Qualifications for this position include:
- a history of program leadership, program development, and curriculum development experience.
- an ability to teach in the area of acute care aspects of physical therapy or neuroscience/neurorehabilitation.
- an ongoing research agenda that includes grant funding and publication.
- a current understanding of trends and changes in the health care field.
- an understanding of and appreciation for the Jesuit tradition and for Catholic higher education.
The search will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and three letters of reference in electronic format (PDF or Word) to: email@example.com. Rank and compensation for this position will be commensurate with accomplishments and experience. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify. For more information please visit our website at www.rockhurst.edu.
Assistant Professor of Biology
The Department of Biology at Rockhurst University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2016. Preference will be given to candidates trained in vertebrate biology with interest and experience in teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in Evolution, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, and General Biology II. Other courses may include Human Anatomy and Physiology, Field Biology, General Physiology and Animal Behavior. The Rockhurst University Department of Biology values research with undergraduates as a high impact practice in higher education. The new faculty member will be expected to regularly include undergraduate students in his or her scholarly work.
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree; teaching experience and a verifiable record of research in the biological sciences are preferred. Expectations in addition to teaching include student advising and participation on University committees.
Review of applications will begin October 15. The position will remain open until filled.
Please electronically submit a curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Laura Salem, Associate Professor and Chair, Biology Department, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor Position – Biochemistry
The Chemistry Department at Rockhurst University invites applications for tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of biochemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry with a significant emphasis in biochemistry or a PhD in biochemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Experience teaching biochemistry at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. The position begins in the Fall of 2016 and includes expectations in teaching, advising, institutional service as well as the establishment of a research program capable of involving undergraduate students.
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. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff. The Chemistry Department offers an ACS-approved BS degree.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of research plans capable of involving undergraduates, and a statement of teaching philosophy along with three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Annie Lee, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110; email: email@example.com Review of applications begins September 15, 2015.
Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.
Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies. Candidate must possess a Ph.D. by time of appointment in August 2016 and be able to teach an Introduction to World Religions course and upper level undergraduate courses in Buddhism and Hinduism; competency in Islamic traditions preferred but not required. Responsibilities involve a 3/3 teaching load, participation in departmental and university service, as well as scholarship. Preference given to candidate with evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity. All submissions (a letter of interest and CV) must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have three letters of recommendation e-mailed as pdfs directly to Dr. Daniel F. Stramara, Jr., Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Rockhurst University. All materials must be received by September 14, 2015. Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.
Rockhurst University is looking for part-time mathematics instructors to teach Calculus and Precalculus for the fall semester of 2015. Possible class times include MWF 10:00 – 10:50, TR 8:00 – 9:15, and MTWR 12:20 – 1:10. The semester begins on August 19th and ends with finals on December 15th.
Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit university serving 3000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, MO. It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.
Candidates should have a graduate degree in Mathematics or a graduate degree in a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate-level mathematics. For more information contact Zde?ka Guadarrama, email@example.com. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management
Helzberg School of Management
Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management is seeking candidates for a full – time tenure track Assistant Professor of Healthcare 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 healthcare 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.
Ph.D. or earned doctorate in Healthcare, Healthcare 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: healthcare policy, healthcare 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: email@example.com or mail to Human Resources, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110.