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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Department of Theology & Religious Studies - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by time of appointment in August 2017 and be able to teach an Introduction to World Religions course. We are looking for candidates with research specialization in Judaism or Islam, with the ability to teach elective courses in the tradition of their specialization as well as teach an elective survey course in the other tradition. Candidates should have their primary training in religious studies or theology, and be well-versed in theoretical questions facing the academic study of religion. 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 craig.prentiss@rockhurst.edu.  Please have three letters of recommendation e-mailed as pdfs directly to Dr. Craig R. Prentiss, Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Rockhurst University.  All materials must be received by September 30, 2016.  Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.

Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, emphasis 19th-Century British Literature with ability to teach history of British literature at the survey level. Preference given to candidates with a robust secondary focus, such as Women’s and Gender Studies, visual rhetoric, race studies, professional writing, digital humanities, composition and rhetoric, social justice, linguistics. The Department is interested in candidates whose background and experiences are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Completed PhD required. We seek an inventive, dedicated teacher who has a demonstrated interest in teaching in their primary field and a commitment to teaching composition and literature in the core curriculum with the possibility of other courses as appropriate to candidate’s experience. Successful candidates will have a record of publication and an active publication agenda. Candidates should have an awareness of and interest in the educational mission of Jesuit higher education. Teaching load is 3/3. Position begins August 2017.

The English Department and College of Arts and Sciences are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal in their teaching and scholarly work are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The position offers a full benefits package. Review of applications begins January 30, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. For questions, contact the Chair of English, Daniel J. Martin at dan.martin@rockhurst.edu. (No application can be accepted via this e mail address.) To apply, please submit application letter, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation online at https://apply.interfolio.com/39977. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Tenure-track

The Department of Mathematics at Rockhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. Candidates with the experience necessary to teach a range of probability and statistics courses are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong commitment to actively engaging students in the learning process through innovative teaching practices. In addition, candidates will demonstrate an interest in engaging students in undergraduate research and using technology to enhance student learning. Teaching responsibilities will include the full range of undergraduate courses and are equivalent to 18 credit hours per year.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted on-line at http://www.mathjobs.org and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a summary of research interests with explicit examples of projects that could accommodate students, and three letters of recommendation among which two must address the candidate’s teaching and at least one must address ways in which the candidate has shown initiative.

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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 and has been ranked among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity and demonstrate this in campus initiatives.  For more information, please visit our website at www.rockhurst.edu

 

Biology Adjunct Position

The Biology Department is looking for adjunct faculty to teach in Anatomy and Physiology laboratories and General Biology laboratories. Please send a current CV to the department chair, Dr. Laura Salem, at laura.salem@rockhurst.edu

Chemistry Department Adjunct Position

The Chemistry Department is looking for adjunct faculty to teach laboratory classes in General Chemistry, Principles of General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry  in Fall 2017, and General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry in Spring 2018.  Please send a current CV to the department chair, Dr. Petia Bobadova, at petia.bobadova@rockhurst.edu.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy Education

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy Education

The Search Committee invites applications for an 11 month tenure track Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy Education which is located in the College of Health and Human Services.   The College has 5 academic departments including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Education and Exercise and Sport Science. 

Responsibilities of this tenure track position include teaching, collaborating with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator on various fieldwork assignments, advising students, engaging in scholarship and involvement in university, department and professional service.

Required: The candidate must:

•             Have a doctoral degree from an accredited university in occupational therapy or related degree or have made significant progress towards a doctoral degree

•             Be eligible for OT licensure in Missouri

•             Have at least 3 years clinical experience in adult and/or geriatric rehabilitation

•             Have a demonstrated record of continued professional development

•             Have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

 

Preferred: The candidate will:

•             Have teaching experience at the university level

•             Have a demonstrated record of scholarship

•             Have an understanding of and appreciation for the Jesuit tradition and for Catholic higher education

 

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 focuses on individual dignity, social justice, leadership, and service across the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest and a current CV.  Applications will be reviewed after electronic submission.  The deadline date is January 6th 2017 and submissions are to be sent to Mylene.Schriner@rockhurst.edu.  Questions or inquiries about the position should be directed to Rockhurst University Human Resources at 816-501-4583 or Mylene Schriner, chair of OT search committee at 816-501-2374.  All materials must be received by January 15, 2017.  Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.

Tenure-Track Assistant Psychology Professor

The Department of Psychology at Rockhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in social cognitive psychology beginning August 2017. 

The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and will be an active scholar capable of developing a research program that involves undergraduate students. Standard teaching load is 18 credit hours (3 courses each in fall and spring).

A PhD in Psychology must be completed by time of appointment (ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered).  Candidates will be expected to teach Introduction to Psychology, either Research Methods or Experimental Methods, Statistics, and courses in their areas of specialization. 

The Department of Psychology is located in the College of Arts and Sciences, and consists of 8 tenured faculty members representing most major areas of psychology. The Department is the second largest in the college, graduating an average of 70-80 students each year.

Application deadline is December 5, 2016. To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) sent directly from the recommenders, statement of teaching philosophy that clearly articulates a commitment to liberal arts education, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a description of research interests (especially collaborative student/faculty research), and relevant reprints to Dr. Jennifer Oliver, Chair, Psychology Department, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110.

Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 graduate and undergraduate 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 them. Rockhurst University has been ranked among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.