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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Tenure Track Faculty Position - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Rockhurst University invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position.  Rockhurst is a renowned private, Jesuit institution whose mission of learning, leadership and service is reflected in the CSD graduate and undergraduate programs. Additional details about the CSD program are listed at: http://www.rockhurst.edu/csd.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in communication sciences and disorders or other closely related field. The position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, scholarship and service to the department and university. Advising, supervision of student research, and participation in departmental assessment are expected.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and student engagement.  The successful applicant may expect to teach courses in speech and hearing science, neural bases, aphasia, and speech sound disorders.   Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until filled. Rank and salary are commensurate with background and experience.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three references to Shatonda Jones, Ph.D., Chair, CSD Search Committee, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2561, Shatonda.Jones@rockhurst.edu.

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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, nancy.donaldson@rockhurst.edu

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. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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: kris.vacek@rockhurst.edu.

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 (Ph.D., Ed.D., 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: janice.loudon@rockhurst.edu.  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.