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.
Field Officer and Communication Dispatcher
Rockhurst University - Security Department
Rockhurst University Security Department has full time openings for a Field Officer and a Communications Dispatcher.
The Field Officers are responsible for patrolling the campus and surrounding neighborhood by vehicle and by foot, providing security services such as unlocking buildings, escorting individuals to class/parking lots, responding to both emergency and non-emergency security calls, assisting with special events and investigations and preparing crime, injury, and incident reports.
Dispatchers are responsible for radio dispatching all calls for security service, answering telephone calls from internal and external parties regarding emergency and non-emergency issues, monitoring over 100 CCTV cameras, monitoring the access control computer and responding to all incoming alarms by dispatching officers to locations. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and customer service skills. Candidate must also be able to work calmly and effectively through difficult and stressful situations. Basic computer keyboard skills are essential. Basic knowledge of Excel and Word strongly preferred.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate. Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug test, physical abilities test, and an interview board. Candidates must also be able to qualify for a private police license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter. Only Field Officers are armed. Those officers who will operate department vehicles must have an acceptable driving record and will have their driving records checked annually. They also much participate in and pass a defensive driving course.
All positions involve shift work as well as weekends and holidays. Candidates must be available to cover additional shifts that may arise. Due to the public safety responsibility of the security department, overtime will be mandatory for officers and dispatchers when need dictates. Public Safety and security experience is desirable but will train. Interested candidates should send cover letter, 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 University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.
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.