Our Job Openings page is primarily for staff positions and will be updated as positions become available and are filled.
Applications for faculty/adjunct positions should be directed to the appropriate academic department. We do not accept unsolicited resumes. If you would like to submit your cover letter and resume in response to a position you see listed on our Job Openings page, please reference the title of the position for which you are applying and send to the following address, unless other directions are specified in the advertisement:
Attn: Human Resources
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
Resumes that do not identify the position 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.
The positions below are the current job opportunities at Rockhurst University.
To apply, please follow the instructions indicated in the advertisement for the job.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rockhurst University seeks nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Rockhurst University is ranked among the top twenty master's universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation multiple times for excellence in teaching and community engagement. Its 129 full-time faculty and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio foster rich campus discussions and wide opportunities for student research. More about the university can be found at its website at http://www.rockhurst.edu/vpaa.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) reports to the President of the University and is a member of his senior cabinet. Reporting to the VPAA are seven directors of academic support areas and the deans of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Helzberg School of Management, and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. The VPAA also shares responsibility with the President of the Research College of Nursing for oversight of the joint Research College of Nursing-Rockhurst University Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
The University seeks candidates for the position whose leadership experience, record of achievement, and personal qualities exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence. Senior level academic administrative experience in a complex college or university, a record of distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service, and an earned doctorate are required.
Credential review will begin on November 1, 2013. Inquiries, nominations and applications, which should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and five references, should be emailed to Lucy A. Leske and Ann Yates, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search, at Rockhurst.VPAA@wittkieffer.com. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Materials that must be mailed may be sent to Lucy Leske/Ann Yates-Rockhurst University VPAA Search, c/o Witt/Kieffer, 2015 Spring Road, Ste 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523.
Rockhurst University uses E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other non-merit factor in employment, educational programs or activities that it operates.
IT Support Specialist
The Rockhurst University Computer Services department seeks an IT Support Specialist to provide technical assistance to computer system end users. Duties include: answering questions and resolving computer problems for clients in person, via telephone or from remote locations; providing assistance concerning the use of computer hardware, software, printing, and installation of applications, email, and operating systems; maintaining the service ticket system daily through an online service; and setting up and maintaining audiovisual equipment for classrooms and special events.
Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year of experience in working closely with audiovisual equipment, computer hardware, Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems, and Microsoft Office products. Candidates must be customer service oriented with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
To apply for this position, send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail to Human Resources, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.
Rockhurst University currently has an opening for a Maintenance Assistant. The selected candidate will assist in the maintenance department in all areas of plumbing, electrical, painting, HVAC and general maintenance. This position requires two years of general maintenance experience along with a high school diploma or equivalent. The candidate should demonstrate flexibility in handling a variety of assignments and should be able to actively identify areas of need in the maintenance area. Candidates must be able to pass a post offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen as well as a background check. Interested candidates may send resume to email@example.com or fill out an application, available in the Human Resources Office at 1100 Rockhurst Road, KCMO, 64110. Rockhurst uses E-verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ideal candidates for this position should possess web development experience in web programming languages, some experience working with MySQL or similar databases and some familiarity with Linux or Unix operating systems.
Must Have Skills:
- Some experience working in web programming languages.
- Some familiarity with HTML, CSS and CMS.
- Some experience using MySQL or comparable databases.
- Some experience using Linux as a web platform.
Nice to Have Skills:
- Django CMS (or similar CMS)
- Python (preferable), PHP or ASP.NET
- Server/Hosting Configuration (currently utilizing Amazon Web Services)
- Code Repository Management (currently utilizing Github)
- Search Engine Optimization
Rockhurst is a Jesuit University that values diversity and serves 3,000 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. Full time Rockhurst employees enjoy an excellent benefits package including:
- Short and long term disability
- Life insurance
- Long Term Care insurance
- 125 Tax Savings Plan
- Tax deferred retirement plan with a generous company match
- Free undergraduate and graduate classes for employees
- Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
- A 37.5 hour work week
- Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays
Interested candidates should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.