Staff Positions

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:

Rockhurst University
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.

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Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit university serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural heart of Kansas City. As one of 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the U.S., Rockhurst is part of the largest network of independent higher education institutions in the nation. The Jesuit tradition ensures that Rockhurst graduates are prepared to lead, shape and change the world around us.  The Jesuit tradition of focus on individual dignity runs through the curriculum, which is based on the seven classical modes of inquiry: artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific relational and scientific causal. 

The search committee invites applications for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The College has approximately 70 full time faculty in 13 academic departments. The Dean will play a key role in continuing the 450 year commitment of the Jesuit order to the highest standards of education.  In that light, the Dean will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College.  The Dean is responsible for resource and budget allocation, promotion and tenure recommendations, program development, implementation of the university strategic plan, and assessment activities.  The Dean also serves as the College’s principal representative to both internal and external constituents.

The ideal candidate will bring vision, creativity, a deep understanding of the liberal arts, and a vibrant leadership style to the College. The candidate must also have a terminal degree in a discipline within the college, significant teaching experience, a distinguished record of achievement as a teacher-scholar, a record of leadership experience, and be eligible for the rank of full professor.  The Dean must understand and support the needs of a diverse collection of departments and faculty, including not only the traditional areas in Arts and Sciences, but also the importance of inter-/cross-disciplinary curricular offerings. Other functions include duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). The Dean reports directly to the VPAA.

Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest and a current CV.  Applications will be reviewed continuously until an appointment has been made but for fullest consideration materials should be electronically submitted by December 1, 2014 to  Questions or inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Laura Salem, chair of the search committee at

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Operations Secretary

Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

The Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy is seeking an Operations Secretary.  This individual is supervised by the Chairs of the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments and is primarily responsible for managing all facets of PT and OT operations.  These include reconciling budgets for both departments with Argos and Quicken software utilized by the department, preparing purchase requisitions, and purchasing office supplies, equipment and scheduling maintenance of equipment.  During times of accreditation, this person is responsible for attaching all required documentation to the portal site, scheduling of meetings with all requested parties, reserving rooms, compiling all required onsite materials, and arranging travel, room and board, and other food arrangements for the site team.

This person also performs office duties for all PT and OT faculty, including taking minutes at both PT and OT faculty meetings as well as PT Program Effectiveness Committee.   This person also supervises the hiring of all work study students utilized by the department.  The Operations Secretary is the contact person for all students once they enter into the professional component of the program.  This includes managing all student files and databases, GPA grade sheets, social media, and google sites for all PT and OT students.  Lastly, this person is assigned to assist the OT Fieldwork Coordinator one day/week.

Interested candidates should send cover letter with resume and contact information for three references to OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110. 

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Communication Dispatcher

Rockhurst University Security Department has full time openings for two Communication Dispatchers. 

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, replacing VCR tapes, pulling tapes for evidence, 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.     

These 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 dictates.  Public Safety and security experience is desirable but will train.  Interested candidates should send cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references to 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.